Thursday, September 12, 2013

Retired Marine with PTSD seeks degree, jobs for vets

Local veteran pays price, pays it forward
Retired marine seeks degree, jobs for vets
TC Times
by Tim Jagielo
Associate Editor
Posted on September 11, 2013

Fenton — Michael Beahon, 27, doesn’t sit around much. A retired marine, he is active nearly 20 hours a day. His apartment is dedicated to his work, his family and his six-and-a-half years in the service.

His work is helping other veterans find work. As CEO of Headhunting for Veterans, Beahon spends a great deal of time working in this capacity, along with his business marketing classes at the University of Michigan-Flint. He is confident that not only is his service unique, he also thinks he can expand to service on a national scale in the next four to 10 months.

Beahon’s company essentially gets resumes from veterans, and tries to link them to employers, while showing those employers the benefits of hiring a veteran. He said veterans have qualities like a strong work ethic and leadership skills beyond that of people their age.
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