Helmets to Hardhats: Unions help vets build new careers
Helmet to Hardhats connects military veterans with promising careers in construction. Thanks to this building trades initiative, veterans who were deployed after the 9/11 attack on America now have promising careers in construction and are proudly involved in building the new World Trade Center.
“I had just arrived at my duty station when Sept. 11 happened,” says Lawrence Gotti, Ironworkers Local 40, a U.S. Army Veteran. “Being from New York and going through what I’ve gone through, it’s just an honor—it’s a point of personal pride to be here now working on any part of the World Trade Center.”
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