A veteran helping veterans


A local veteran is lending a helping hand to other former soldiers looking for work.

Whether it’s tearing down old sheds or shoveling up trash, the veterans say they are grateful to be employed at JDog Junk Removal and Hauling. 

Both Robert Oliver and Randy Brooks struggled to find work after retiring from the service. 

“A lot of vets are having a hard time getting by,” Oliver said. 

“You know, it was a hard transition. I wanted something that was more similar to my military experiences and our comradery and how we do things,” Brooks said. 

Veteran and owner Jayd Bosiacki runs the franchise out of Killeen with the hopes of recruiting former soldiers looking for work. 

“It’s an honor to be entrusted with the responsibility to go out and find jobs, and then employ veterans in those jobs so that we can all become successful,” Bosiacki said. 

The lessons taught here are a lot similar to what’s been learned in uniform. 

“Leadership, self motivation, things of that nature that are instilled upon you that you have to act upon,” Bosiacki said. 

All tools that Bosiacki says veterans can use in the real world. 

“He has some limitations, I have some limitations. We’re still able to get the job done despite that,” Brooks said. 

“This [is] something where they can make money. He’ll hire us where other people won’t,” Oliver said. 

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April 29 2021 07:00 pm

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