Local Company Aiming to Hire Veterans

By: Stephanie Ando Email
By: Stephanie Ando Email

BRYAN - More than 500 people work at Kent Moore Cabinets, and managers say they're looking to add to their work force.

Teresa Galliher, a vice president within the company, says she's hoping veterans will apply for their current job openings.

"People getting out of the service, they do well if they get jobs immediately. I think they have a harder time assimilating back in, from what I understand, if it takes a while for them to get a job," said Galliher. "We are actively looking for machine operators at this point."

David Frierson was in the Marine Corps for nine years, and he's a recent addition to the company. He was stationed in Japan, and he moved to Texas to get his Aggie ring.

"I had no contacts here. Had never been to Bryan/College Station at all, so quite apprehensive about the move," said Frierson.

Frierson says finding a job can be stressful for all recent veterans, so it helps when companies are so welcoming.

"I think part of the reason they're looking for us is the skill set we've acquired over the years. Whether its leadership of other marines or service members or the ability to get the job done," said Frierson.

More than fifteen vets currently have jobs with the Bryan company, and executives say the reason they're looking to hire more is simple.

"Veterans deserve a job when they get back, and we'd like to make jobs available in our company for them to come to," said Galliher.

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