From opening boxes to driving a forklift, Corey Getsinger feels his life has taken a new turn. Just last year he was hauling ammo and a rifle while serving his country at war in Iraq.

But when Sgt. Getsinger came home from Iraq and left the Marines he found the American free market not so welcoming.

"I couldn't find a job for a good while," he said. But then he discovered Marine for Life (search), a job search network for former Marines that matched him with the Morrison Supply Company where the manager, a former Marine himself, was more than happy to hire him.

"You learn to be a leader to be able to advance in the Marine Corps, so the leadership qualities is why I'm looking for the Marines," said Dano Townsend of the Morrison Supply Company.

Every year, about 30,000 Marines are honorably discharged and end up pounding the pavement looking for work.

The Marines running the job-networking program say every American employer should open their arms and their offices.

"It really is the obligation and duty of the American public ... to receive these Marines," Captain Matt Tune of Marine for Life said.

Go to the video box at the top of this story to watch a report by Fox News' Phil Keating.