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Veteran Employment

Veteran Employment Is Our #1 Priority

Geoff Cramer | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Geoff Cramer

I realized that if we could match up military skills and training with civilian job requirements we could literally change the lives of 18 million veterans in the U.S. workforce.

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.

On Becoming a Veteran

Dr. John Ebersole | Posted 01.07.2015 | Impact
Dr. John Ebersole

The road to veteran status is long, narrow, bumpy and filled with unexpected twists and turns. It starts for most with an enlistment of three to four years in one of the armed services.

Appreciating the Homefront Heroes

Dakota Meyer | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

If you want to see what resilience looks like, go find a military spouse. Military spouses are at the heart of the armed forces community, and their efforts extend far beyond their individual households.

22 Veteran Suicides a Day: How We Got Here

Shad Meshad | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Shad Meshad

Working with veterans before and during the transition when there's time to intervene, would reduce the number of crisis calls that end in tragedy. Don't we owe it to these men and women?

Translations of 31 Military Expressions You Heard From the Veteran at Work

Chad Pollitt | Posted 06.14.2014 | Business
Chad Pollitt

Most of the time, it's likely that the slang you hear has a positive connotation, but not always. It's useful to know whether you're receiving praise or a poke. You might even be able to surprise your veteran co-workers by dropping some military jargon of your own.

Veterans Ready to Serve As Corporate Assets and Entrepreneurs

John A. Meyer | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
John A. Meyer

The military has its own language, and so does the corporate world. Most vets need guidance in translating military terminology to convey what they have accomplished. Companies working with ex-military should be aware of this language gap.

Veterans Left Behind on the Battlefield: A New Form of Veteran Discrimination Emerging

Tom Aiello | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
Tom Aiello

It comes in the form of discriminating against veterans by age or by the conflict in which they served. And it manifests in the form of veterans charities not assisting all veterans in need or employers not hiring all qualified veterans, regardless of age.

Veterans Shouldn't Learn How to Be Civilians -- Veterans Should Learn How to Be Veterans

Mike Liguori | Posted 03.14.2014 | Impact
Mike Liguori

As proud as I am of serving in the Iraq War, I am finding it increasingly difficult to tell civilians stories of war. Stigmas are still placed on combat veterans and the overuse of the phrase "empowering veterans" has painted the veteran landscape as a community in need of help after service.

A Thank You to Those Who Serve

Dakota Meyer | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for the men and women who are still serving every day to protect us, and I am forever indebted to those who gave all.

Businesses' Responsibility to Train And Reskill The Long-Term Unemployed

Matt Ferguson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Matt Ferguson

Many companies argue that training for technical skills presents a risk. Why give a new worker a skill they can easily take to a competitor who didn't make the same investment? But actually, empowering employment via training is a driver of retention and productivity gains if done well.

Tax Credits for Hiring Military Veterans

Mark Steber | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
Mark Steber

An often overlooked employer benefit is  a tax return credit available to businesses who hire qualified vets before December 31, 2013.

Gatsby and North Dakota

Kevin O'Donnell | Posted 09.28.2013 | Business
Kevin O'Donnell

Is it not likely that if Jay Gatsby returned from military service today (rather than after WWI), instead of taking up residence in West Egg, Long Island, he would return to his native western North Dakota?

What Do Veterans and College Grads Have in Common?

Sudy Bharadwaj | Posted 09.25.2013 | Business
Sudy Bharadwaj

We all have different foundations: A college grad may have invested their time into their education, while a recent veteran may have cultivated their professional background through a cause. It's all about how you use your foundation in your job search and beyond.

Hiring Veterans Isn't Charity -- It's Smart Investing

Derek Bennett | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Derek Bennett

Veterans are superbly trained, diverse, innovative, reliable, hardworking, dedicated citizens, and many possess skills that are highly transferable.

From Battlefield to The IT Field: My Story of Transition

Courtney Beard | Posted 10.18.2013 | Impact
Courtney Beard

Today, I am working for Cisco Systems as a Network Consulting Engineer, using my knowledge of cyber security, my security clearance, and past experiences from the military all in one place. And it all began with taking the first step and signing up for a program that was there to assist a transitioning veteran such as myself.

VetJobs Veteran Unemployment Situation Report (VESR) for March 2013

Ted Daywalt | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business
Ted Daywalt

The BLS CPS report says there were 21,492,000 veterans alive in March, down from 21,520,000 in February, a loss of 28,000 veterans in March. There were 11,011,000 veterans in the workforce in March, down 103,000 from the 11,114,000 in February.

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.

March 20th Is Hire a Veteran or Military Spouse Day

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

It doesn't matter if you are deployed to Afghanistan, stationed in Korea, or out of the service for 30 years, you can meet and interact live with many of the best companies in the country.

A Different Way To Support Vet Businesses

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact

An advocacy group is on the hunt for the top 10 corporations that partner with veteran-owned businesses. The National Veteran-Owned Business Assoc...

Finding a Civilian Job, Your Last Mission Before Leaving the Military

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

Of course, finding a job does not in any way equate to preparing for a battle, but it is a battle nonetheless that many of the men and women who leave the military often find themselves unprepared for.

Lost and Found in Translation

Geoff Cramer | Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact
Geoff Cramer

In 2011, post-9/11 male veterans between the ages of 18 and 24 faced an unemployment rate of 29 percent. Think about that for a moment. Think about that for a moment. Can you imagine a young person, after serving their country in very dangerous situations for a modest paycheck, coming home to an environment where around a third of his or her friends can't find a decent job?

Hiring America's Heroes Demands Corporate Support

Bill Whitmore | Posted 01.07.2013 | Impact
Bill Whitmore

As we approach Veteran's Day, I ask my fellow CEOs if they are doing enough to ensure they are hiring and nurturing America's heroes. While some business leaders talk the talk about why military veterans are important hires, many are not actually walking the walk.

Manufacturing Companies Train Unemployed Vets To Fill 600,000 Jobs

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 12.15.2012 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- Some of the nation's leading manufacturing companies announced a new program Monday to help veterans gain the skills necessary to fill s...

New AmeriCorps Program Helps Unemployed Vets

Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.09.2012 | Impact

One in five women who served in the military is jobless and the unemployment rate for post-9/11 vets only recently dropped to single digits. While the...