Story excerpt provided by Cincinnati Enquirer.
Written by Bowdeya Tweh.
Summer Crenshaw knows all-too-well the struggles veterans face in employment.
Crenshaw is a military spouse who serves as caregiver to husband, John, a medically retired veteran. John served as a U.S. Army combat engineer who worked to detonate improvised explosive devices in Iraq.
“When he came back, he faced all new challenges,” she said. “He could not find a job. His last two years in the service, how do you translate military into civilian (experience).”
Crenshaw’s personal experience helps guide her as chief operating officer and co-founder of tilr, a Downtown Cincinnati-based startup that has developed an alternative approach to recruitment.
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Originally published November 21, 2016.