How Hickory metro is recruiting veterans to local workforce

By Ken Elkins – Senior Staff Writer, Charlotte Business Journal

Veterans in the Workforce

To Nathan Huret, veterans were an untapped workforce that could be brought to the Hickory area to fill jobs, in particular those that require leadership and teamwork skills.

So Huret, director of existing industry at the Catawba County Economic Development Corp., and others started Welcome Home Hickory Metro to give soon-to-be-discharged members of the military a weekend glimpse of what’s available in Hickory.

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