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Veteran Employment

The Opportunity In Transition

Dakota Meyer | Posted 01.26.2017 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

The new year is a time of change, resolutions, trying new things, and building good new habits (as well as casting off the less desirable old ones). S...

Leader$hip Where It Really Count$

Shad Meshad | Posted 07.21.2016 | Impact
Shad Meshad

Union Bank is not the largest bank around. But, on any list of financial institutions based on their commitment to veterans, look for them on top. Our...

Hiring Vets: Good for Shareholders

Shad Meshad | Posted 07.08.2016 | Impact
Shad Meshad

Recently at a luncheon that brought together veteran service agencies with companies hiring veterans and supporting veteran and service-disabled veteran businesses, I heard Carole L. Bionda speak about the efficacy of employing veterans.

Companies Commit To Training Nearly 60,000 Military Families For Tech Jobs

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.09.2016 | Impact

The veteran unemployment rate continues to drop as more companies pledge to train and hire vets in emerging fields. Fifteen companies will offer nearl...

Reaching The Military: Do Magazines Work?

Tom Aiello | Posted 11.19.2016 | Business
Tom Aiello

With the effort to stay atop the latest innovations in digital marketing, many advertisers are overlooking media channels that still have great efficacy. When we look deeper at print media in the military community, it starts to make sense in the context of an overall campaign.

Employing Veterans: Debunking the Myths

Robert L. Gordon III | Posted 08.24.2016 | Impact
Robert L. Gordon III

The report found that we veterans are not the "broken heroes" that our national leaders and the media have made us out to be. To be sure, some veterans do struggle with unemployment, homelessness and Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS), but on the whole we are a resilient bunch.

Virtual Reality Job Interview Training Helps Veterans With PTSD Find Work

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 07.07.2015 | Impact

Job interviews are already stressful enough -- there's a reason there are more than 10 million Google search results for the terms "job interview" and...

Joseph Erbentraut

This Veterans Awareness Campaign Could Be This Summer's Ice Bucket Challenge

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact

Remember almost a year ago when practically every celebrity and well-meaning aunt under the sun was dumping ice-cold water on their heads? With the #I...

Kim Bellware

Employers Can Help Veterans By Copying Jon Stewart

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

When Sgt. Sarah Serrano ended active duty with the U.S. Marines in 2009, she returned to Los Angeles to pursue her civilian dreams of acting and writi...

Taking Control of the Transition

Dakota Meyer | Posted 06.06.2015 | 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.

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.