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Unemployed Veterans

Jesus, Poor Veterans and the Grass That Suffers (Luke 21: 5-19)

Billy Honor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Billy Honor

There is a popular African proverb that says when elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. This proverb highlights the reality that too often while nations and powerful entities fight amongst themselves, the common people of the land suffer the most.

How Veterans Can Improve Their Employability

Sudy Bharadwaj | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business
Sudy Bharadwaj

Military veterans often struggle to find employment after completing their service for a number of cultural and socioeconomic reasons. But keen job search techniques can help veterans to snag a job when transferring back into civilian life.

Senate Republicans Shaft the Vets

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

They'll salute the troops, march in the parades, celebrate the returning heroes, and call for larding more billions into the Pentagon. But a small jobs programs for veterans in need of work? Not this year, not before the election.

Veteran Employment Situation Report for August 2012

Ted Daywalt | Posted 11.07.2012 | Impact
Ted Daywalt

This report will summarize the Bureau of Labor Statistics report on the labor market, the second covers where the jobs were created, meaning where the best chance of finding employment may be, and the third covers the employment situation in the veteran market.

This Labor Day, Help Our Returning Troops Find Dignity Through the Power of Work

Jim Gibbons | Posted 10.30.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

When they return home, some veterans run for public office, obtain graduate degrees, found programs to aid other veterans, or find other ways to put their skills to work. But too many are still struggling.

Freedom Isn't Free

Richard Trumka | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Richard Trumka

Let's call this right-wing "freedom" catch phrase what it really is: a grossly political strategy to dupe the public, which holds the word "freedom" as something sacred.

TweetMyJobs and Social Recruiting

2morrowknight | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
2morrowknight

As America climbs out of its worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, many platforms are being created that connect businesses with the prospective employees who can complement and enhance their workforce. One such platform is TweetMyJobs.

America's Leading Employers Join Forces to Find 10,000 Jobs for Veterans and Military Spouses

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 05.06.2012 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

There are a variety of efforts and initiatives currently underway to help bring employers, veterans, and military spouses together in the hopes of helping them find gainful employment.

Iraq Veterans Are Finally Coming Home: Now We Must Show Support

Bill White | Posted 03.14.2012 | New York
Bill White

While it is great to see a majority of Americans welcoming our veterans home with open arms, when it comes to providing necessary services that veterans require in order to thrive here at home, we are in danger of falling short.

Obama Signs Bill To Help Jobless Vets

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Heralding a rare moment of bipartisan agreement, President Barack Obama signed into law Monday legislation aimed at helping unemplo...

Congress Set To Reach Rare Agreement On Unemployed Vets Bill

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans rallied on a rare patch of common ground Wednesday and Congress approved legislation helping government c...

Returning Veterans Now Battle Tough Job Market

AP | By ROBERT RAY | Posted 01.11.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Orlando Ocasio has a Purple Heart. What he needs now is a job. As a member of the Marine Corps, Ocasio stormed Baghdad in 2003. A year lat...

Battlefield to Boardroom -- Combating Veteran Unemployment

Aloysius Boyle | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Aloysius Boyle

These economic times are tenuous. The challenge of unemployment plagues our nation with a consistent 9 percent rate. While staggering, it is even worse with our veteran population.

Michael McAuliff

Jim DeMint Calls Bill A Democratic 'Trick'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) distinguished himself Thursday as the only senator to oppose a measure aimed at hiring veterans, calling it a "...

Homeless Veterans More Likely To Die On Streets Than Other Homeless People, Study Says

Posted 01.27.2012 | Impact

Homeless veterans are more likely to die on the streets than non-veterans, a new study revealed. Those who return from serving, to leading the hom...

Congress: Encourage Employers to Hire Veterans

Ludy Green, Ph.D | Posted 10.07.2011 | Business
Ludy Green, Ph.D

There's no doubt that unemployment is a big problem for many Americans today. But the most vulnerable among us, returning war veterans, victims of domestic violence, the disabled, need -- even deserve -- as much extra assistance as they can get.

From Battlefield To Workplace: Veterans Struggle To Find Jobs

Abington Patch | Jane Finkle | Posted 07.29.2011 | Politics

Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars showed courage and faced challenges every moment in their tours of duty. Sadly, some veterans face an equall...

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...

Giving Back: How You And The Politics Community Can Help Struggling Families

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today, as HuffPost and AOL unite to launch the Huffington Post Media Group, we're celebrating by making a statement about the importance of giving bac...

Veterans Get Help Finding Jobs When They Return Home

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Anthony Smith was pronounced dead and placed in a body bag in 2004 after a rocket-propelled grenade tore through his body and shattered his elbow, pel...

How To Help Unemployed Veterans

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For servicemen and women returning home, finding a place in the civilian world can be difficult. Many veterans are coping with physical injuries, str...