More firms tapping into ranks of ex-military

RELIABLE RESOURCE: Jeremy Tolleson, left, veteran program manager for the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, at a Veterans Expo event at Pierce Memorial Stadium in East Providence, with Roger Richards, veterans representative. As more employees are quitting or not showing up to work, companies are turning to veterans to fill their workforces. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
RELIABLE RESOURCE: Jeremy Tolleson, left, veteran program manager for the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, at a Veterans Expo event at Pierce Memorial Stadium in East Providence, with Roger Richards, veterans representative. As more employees are quitting or not showing up to work, companies are turning to veterans to fill their workforces. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
Jeremy Tolleson traded one conflict for another when he retired from the U.S. Army and started working for the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. It wasn’t the same as being deployed in a peacekeeping mission during the Bosnian War, but the aftershocks from the 2008 financial crisis left local workers in crisis. Tolleson’s task:…

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