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Houston Ranked Number 1 City For Vets Seeking Civilian Jobs

Insurance company USAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes program have ranked Houston as the best city in the nation for veterans to find civilian employment.

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The report cited Houston’s low unemployment, strong job growth, VA health care facilities, and higher education opportunities for vets looking to get their degree on the GI Bill. Above all, it pointed to the large number of businesses that are actively recruiting veterans.

Eric Eversole is executive director of Hiring Our Heroes at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

“The great thing about Houston is that they have some industries that are particularly attractive for veterans and their skill sets, and that’s the retail trade, transportation, the utility industry. Obviously, the energy sector there in Houston is incredibly strong. We also have the industrial construction business. Companies like Fluor are really out there recruiting veterans.”

Texas accounted for three of the top ten U.S. cities for veterans looking for civilian work. Dallas came in second, while Austin ranked fifth. 

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Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

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Andrew heads Houston Public Media’s coverage of national, state, and local elections. He also reports on major policy issues before the Texas Legislature and county and city governments across Greater Houston. Before taking up his current post, Andrew spent five years as Houston Public Media’s business reporter, covering the oil...

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