HVAF Case Manager Abby Hardin escorted soldiers through the deserts of the Middle East. She guarded ammunition and bombs. She handled lethal weapons. But finding a job was a new battle.
On Sunday, July 7, Indianapolis Star reporter Laura Newberry interviewed Abby for a story on the struggles Indiana veterans face in finding employment.
Several agencies were quoted in the story including Jim Brown, director of the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs; Jason Hansman, senior program manager at Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America; Jim Bauerle, legislative chairman for the Military Veterans Coalition of Indiana; Charlie McBride, program director at the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and Doug Gibbens, chairman for the Indiana chapter of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.
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