People are beginning to endure hard times across the country, and Georgia is no exception.
Recently a Georgian lad, Jeremy Scheib stood outside with others waiting for a recruitment ceremony. He was about to begin the next step of his journey into the National Guard.
By his own estimation, if the opportunity with the military had not come up he is not sure what he would have done. Scheif has experience and served in Iraq previously before coming home to Georgia. He came back and tried to get back into his former job, as a mechanic for a trucking 18 wheeler company.
But with tough economic times, recently everything went south at the same time. He lost his job and the unemployment just did not go far enough.
He suddenly was among about 400,000 people that are living in Georga that do not have a job.
Because of a lack of options he turned back to what he knows best, service with the National Guard. Because of a slot open for a tour of Afghanistan he will qualify for much needed hostile fire pay, to benefit him and his family.
?Its health care. It?s a paycheck. Times are hard, and it really saved me and my family,? said Jeremy.
According to Georgia recruiters, America is headed for times that may even get bleaker. But there are good opportunities in the National Guard and Reserves worth checking out.