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Thankful This Labor Day

Labor Day is a day to thank workers for doing their part for society.

But as our Nick Perreault explains, for Robert Morgan, a veteran this year's labor day, he's especially proud to have a job, because it's something he thought he'd never see.

Families pictures along with several dream catchers hang on veteran Robert Morgan's wall inside his cozy apartment.

Quite a difference from when we first caught up with the former marine and national guard member back in December, when the former homeless vet was volunteering.

"I understand this is nice, I'm giving back to the people, but this is not helping me out pay my bills," said Veteran Robert Morgan.

The Lansing Housing Commission helped him get a roof over his head, so over the next few months he focused on getting a job.

He attended several job fairs and was about to call it quits until he saw a flyer at school that talked about the Hiring Our Heroes program.

"Never been to the National Guard Armory, been years since I've even been in the national guard, so I'll go visit."

Two weeks after that job fair, bob would get an unexpected phone call while walking around his apartment complex, one he says was one in a hundred.

"The regional manager said your one in a hundred chances just cashed in."

All Bob had to do was buy some black pants and a red shirt and he'd be ready for his job at Autozone.

"It's energized me to telling veterans from that day forward, don't give up on a job fair, there is truth to job fairs, job fairs do pay off."

Pay off in a big way, bob's now gone from homeless to hired.

A dream come true, especially meaningful on a day to honor those employed.

Right now Morgan is still going through his training period and is working part time.

He hopes he'll move to full-time, when he finishes school in the next year or so.

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