Veterans hope new video interview service will land them a job

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Veterans who filed into Brass House on Tuesday scored a chance to sit down for video interviews, and are now one step closer to landing a job.

The sessions were set up by Vet Commander, a service that sets up video interviews for veterans.

“Today’s event was specifically about getting one veteran a job,” said Blake Hogan with Vet Commander. “That was our only objective…beyond that we want to gather the feedback from employers, from veterans, so we can continue to build a resource that they need.”

Veterans got a chance to network with employers and learn about city resources.

“During South by, when everybody is focused about making profits, I want to show a different side of the business,” said bar owner Gene Todorov, “and want to provide a service for the veterans.”

The event also opened up an opportunity for retired veterans to help out younger vets.

“We older veterans are advocating for the younger veterans,” said Gus Pena, a retired Marine. “(We ensure that they have their treatment, the services that they need in order to get them into society.”

“At the end of the day these guys have served out country and these men and women have served proudly,” Hogan said. “We should be doing everything we can.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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