As a returning veteran and a local born and raised in this community, I am very disappointed in what myself and other veterans face when it is coming to getting hired in our communities. Especially those like myself that are also currently serving in the North Carolina National Guard. What fellow veterans and myself have observed is that people will be quick to thank you for your service; however when it comes to job hiring, our service and sacrifices don't make a difference (let alone if you have a college degree).
I can't speak for all the younger veterans, but I would prefer not having to move from this lovely county that I was born and raised in, but in order to provide for my family I will have to eventually move where my skills and experience are better appreciated by the private sector and local government. Veterans have experience that you can't find in just a recent college graduate or someone that has only experienced this area's environment.