Veteran Businesses: The Untapped Job Market
Providing job and contracting opportunities for returning veterans is the goal of VEDI - Veterans Entrepreneurial Development Initiatives. Bridging the gap between capacity building companies and job creation models is part of VEDI's strategic platform. "Job growth and business development provides the infrastructure to rebuild the nation's economy," states VEDI Founder Meta J. Mereday. "With the skill sets that veterans bring back from the battlefront, we have a ready made workforce that requires very little retraining to transition them from helmets to hardhats as well as ownership". Veterans lead the nation in suicides, homelessness as well as unemployment and business failutes. VEDI is the anwer to change this tragic trend and make a proactive difference for our nation's heroes.