Veterans receive unique job opportunities as wildfire season nears

, Posted: Mon, May 26 2014 at 10:02 PM, Updated: Tue, May 27 2014 at 9:26 AM

Veterans receive unique job opportunities as wildfire season nears

Medford, Ore. -- Wildfire season could mean more job opportunities for returning veterans.

Jesse Kiene, a Medford area BLM crew supervisor says his fire suppression crew is made up of 75 percent veterans.

Kiene said it's an opportunity for them to develop their skills and resumes and move into lifetime careers "We have a current vet that is going to be moving in to the Medford Police Department as a permanent full time employee. We've had other people who have moved on to find those permanent jobs within the government."

Veterans who are interested can contact administrators at their local Forest Service office or Bureau of Land Management.

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