Lincoln, Neb.-- Crete Carriers Corp. is one of dozens of Lincoln companies that strive to give back to those who sacrifice for their country.
Colin Lee has worked at Crete Carriers for 20 years, and is a 24-year army veteran.
Lee said when he needed a job, Lincoln answered the call.
"We take care of our people," Lee said, "and so when you serve, the community rewards you by taking care of you."
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said the veteran unemployment rate is two percent higher than the national unemployment average.
But, in Nebraska, and Lincoln, low unemployment numbers have helped the city step up to the plate.
Lee said companies that hire veterans gain dedicated employees with strong leadership skills.
And he had a message for any veteran looking for a job.
"Come to Lincoln," Lee said, "we will get you to work."
A study analyzed cities with populations between 175,000 and 500,000 people. It analyzed indicators such as the top industries employing post-9/11 veterans, unemployment rates and recent growth.