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Taking Control of the Transition

Dakota Meyer | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Although the employment situation for veterans has improved since I left the military, the most recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics tells me we still have work to do. Every man and woman who has honorably worn the uniform of this country has the ability to make our nation stronger. I know because they already have.

This Veterans Day, It's on Us

Dakota Meyer | Posted 01.10.2015 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

The best advice I can give to those who are about to become veterans is to take your transition as seriously as any mission you carried out in the military. Identify your objective, and develop a plan to achieve it. Do your research, understand everything you have to offer a company, and find mentors who can help you through the process. Then execute.

An Amazing Pool of Talent at an Employer's Fingertips

Dakota Meyer | Posted 09.22.2013 | Small Business
Dakota Meyer

Standing out -- not stealth -- should be the new strategy of every veteran and transitioning servicemember searching for a career after the military. How can an employer hire you if they can't find you?

5 Options for Veterans Who Can't Land Jobs

Sudy Bharadwaj | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
Sudy Bharadwaj

What can you do as a veteran if you can't land a job? How can you make yourself more attractive to employers? Check out these tips.

Small Businesses: Uncle Sam's Calling on You

Dr. Jill Biden | Posted 08.21.2013 | Small Business
Dr. Jill Biden

Small businesses play a critical role in helping our economy, but to stay competitive they need access to a motivated, flexible and skilled workforce.

VetJobs Veteran Employment Situation Report

Ted Daywalt | Posted 07.06.2013 | Impact
Ted Daywalt

At VetJobs we continue to see the overall employment situation as marginally improving and the economy continues to remain basically stagnant, particularly as regards employment.

A New Resume Tool Designed for Our Heroes

Dakota Meyer | Posted 05.27.2013 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

This week, Hiring Our Heroes and Toyota launched the Personal Branding Resume Engine, an online tool that goes beyond typical MOS (military occupational specialty) translation and takes into account all of the skills, training, and accomplishments a person has achieved in the military.

Veterans Get 'Boost' Towards Entrepreneurship

Posted 08.20.2012 | Latino Voices

By Raisa Camargo, VOXXI Latino veterans in the Florida area are finding out that there are broader options for employment than going around the nei...

Janean Chun

Surprising Turnaround For Unemployed Vet Who Got Rejected For 100 Jobs | Janean Chun | Posted 08.24.2012 | Small Business

Tom Perez didn't expect to have any problem finding a job. He spent a decade as a police officer in the Navy, serving in four tours in Iraq, working h...

Comprehensive Veterans Hiring Handbook Available for Detroit and All Michigan-Based Employers

Gary A. Brown | Posted 08.14.2012 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

Military veterans offer employers the work ethic and unique training that may take your business to the next level. Through recent federal and state legislation there are also dollars attached to hiring veterans.

Jobs Beyond The Battlefield: Employing Those Who Have Served

Jim Gibbons | Posted 10.12.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Nearly one in three Americans who have fought to defend our freedoms cannot find a job after their service is complete. This is unacceptable. Regardless of political affiliation, all Americans can agree that the men and women who serve our country deserve every chance to succeed once they return home.

Those Who Serve Abroad Should Be Able to Find Work at Home

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 08.01.2012 | Impact
Joseph Bobrow

In our interconnected world, all of us, individuals and organizations, public and private, can no longer be fixed on "I." We all have to learn to play well with others and collaborate substantively in the proverbial sandbox.

Businesses Backing Vets: How Companies Are Putting Veterans to Work

Ryan Scott | Posted 07.21.2012 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Connecting vets with employment goes beyond hiring one vet at a time or sponsoring hiring fairs; it's about changing business cultures to recognize the value of vets while also helping vets articulate how their military skills are transferable to the civilian world.

Veteran Skills Lost in Translation When Searching for Jobs

Bill Nelson | Posted 05.19.2012 | Impact
Bill Nelson

The acquired skills, training and knowledge of active duty military personnel, more often than not, get lost in translation when applied to the commercial or private sector.

Christina Wilkie

Michelle Obama Wants 100,000 Jobs For Vets | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- First Lady Michelle Obama announced new, large scale public-private partnerships Thursday with two pro-business industry groups, the Int...

Crisis for Local Veterans

Adam Clampitt | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC
Adam Clampitt

While support ebbs and flows for America's operations abroad, it must remain constant for the select few who chose to pursue a life of service.

Veterans Get a Raw Deal -- Again

Jerry Chautin | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are consistently plagued by higher unemployment rates than the civilian community. Ted Daywalt, a retired...

Veterans Need Help Getting Jobs

Jerry Chautin | Posted 07.04.2011 | Books
Jerry Chautin

Veterans with post-traumatic stress syndrome was my HuffPost topic on February 19. My readers will recall that it spoke to non-drug solutions to miti...

Job training for veterans via the Dept of Labor

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, there's a lot of help coming for veterans who need help getting jobs, though the word isn't getting out well. Turns out the the Department of La...

Companies, Foundations Help Veterans Find Jobs

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

MANY veterans are finding that jobs in this difficult economy require skills and training they do not have. Government data shows a higher unemploymen...

As Washington Stands Idle, the Private Sector Steps Up for Vets

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

Veterans like Adam Bryant are being left out in the cold.

 While in Afghanistan, he managed million-dollar infrastructure projects. Yet, when he got home, no one would hire him.

The Big Job Skill For Vets: 'Situational Awareness'

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Craig Newmark

There's one major job skill that troops acquire that's a really big deal, and difficult to explain in the civilian world. I'm told it's called "situat...