Junk removal company provides job opportunities for veterans and their families

Posted at 6:51 PM, Jun 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-08 18:51:01-04

After serving their country, some veterans can struggle to find jobs once they’re back in the civilian world. That’s why JDog Junk Removal was created. It’s a company operated by veterans for veterans.

“We’re able to help some vets who might not be able to find work or having a hard time transiting to the civilian workforce,” said Chris Tyson, the General Manager of JDog Baltimore Metro. “We’re able to assist them with that.”

Tyson spent 10 years on active duty in the Navy. He knows firsthand how the transition back into civilian life can be difficult for some vets.

“At times there, I felt entirely lost,” said Tyson. “It was always beneficial for me to go back and talk to other vets and see how they did it.”

That’s why he decided to join JDog. The company’s work extends far beyond the items they remove. They also help vets get back on their feet by providing them with job opportunities.

“Veterans don’t feel underemployed,” said Chris Allen, the General Manager of JDog. “They feel that they’re involved in the community or getting back into the community and servicing the people within those communities.”

“You want to enjoy what you do and be happy at work,” said JDog Crew Leader, Anthony Zimmerman. “So being able to have similar conversations that you had while you were in service with these guys it makes the day go by.”

The crew went from serving their country to serving their communities. Making all the difference in the lives of some vets.

“It’s a great feeling knowing that we can help transiting veterans and provide them with a place that they can come and feel the comradery that they felt while they were in,” said Allen.

JDog Baltimore Metro is teaming up with MCVET to host a fundraiser to raise money for homeless vets. The 23rd annual MCVET 5k/10k races and walk fundraiser will take place on Sunday, June 10th at the War Memorial Plaza.

JDog Baltimore Metro will also have its grand opening following the races.