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By George Altman, Staff writer
Troops transitioning out of the military often worry that the jobs they did in uniform will be irrelevant to the jobs they want out of uniform.
They’re often wrong.
“We’ve seen that 85 percent of military jobs have a direct civilian counterpart at Verizon,” said Evan Guzman, the company’s head of military programs and veteran affairs. “Even if you were a cook in the Army, let’s say, you know a lot of these cooks are good at handling generators.”
Such skills are in high demand at Verizon, Guzman said, as are those associated with information technology, logistics, project management, engineering, construction, human resources and public relations — skills that cover a broad range of military jobs.