After a back injury bounced him from the U.S. Army, Adam Tobias found himself in an economic wilderness.
He looked healthy, but back problems left him with a limited pool of employment opportunities. He could not stand for long periods so factory work was not an option. Similarly, strenuous physical labor was out of the question.
“When I got out in June 2010, the job market was really volatile,” the 32-year-old former Army sergeant said Wednesday. “It has recovered some, but it was horrendous then.”