DENVER -- Not too long ago, it was difficult for those leaving the military to find a job. But according to the Department of Labor, veteran unemployment is at an all-time low.
To quote Bob Dylan, "The times they are a changing," and it’s never been a better time for a veteran to find a job.
Army veteran 23-year-old Jeremy Pearson of Colorado Springs made the 70-mile trip to Broncos Stadium at Mile High to find a job. A good job.
Eighty-five employers greeted 438 pre-registered veterans. They were networking and head-hunting to fill hundreds of openings.
The fact is, according to the Labor Department, there has never been a better time for veterans seeking employment.
Veteran unemployment is at about 3 percent. That’s 1 percent lower than their civilian peers.
Oil and gas, law enforcement, IT, retail, government jobs -- all kinds of employers are looking to hire veterans.
Jeremy Pearson from Colorado Springs said the trek to Denver was worth it.
He was hired on the spot by an oil and gas company in Denver.
The next recruit military job fair in Colorado is in Colorado Springs on Nov. 1.