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U.S. To Train Veterans To Install Solar Panels

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 09.18.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is planning to train veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday. ...

Beyond The Revolving Door: New Pathways To Veteran Success

Joseph Kopser | Posted 09.05.2014 | Impact
Joseph Kopser

Society must understand that we cannot throw together a few small business loan programs and and step back: "Thanks for your Service" is just not enough.

Obama Touts Massive Success Of Veteran Jobs Initiative

AP | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- First lady Michelle Obama says companies participating in a program to help veterans find work have hired or trained 290,000 veterans an...

Walmart CEO: ‘Private Sector Is Stepping Up For Our Heroes'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 04.30.2013 | Business

The nation’s largest private employer says it can't hire veterans quickly enough. Walmart plans to accelerate the hiring process for veterans se...

Hiring Veterans Is Good Business, So Why Don't We Do It More Often?

Derek Bennett | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
Derek Bennett

Ten years after the start of the Iraq War, we're all familiar with the case for hiring veterans: they're mature, responsible and are used to chaotic, ambiguous environments. So why is the gap between veteran and nonveteran unemployment rates 9.4 percent and 7.9 percent respectively?

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.

Mentor a Woman Veteran: Give Back to Those Who Have Given So Much

Deborah Frett | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Deborah Frett

While we should thank our veterans every day, collectively we as a nation all say thank you on Veterans Day, November 11. But many of us want to offer more than just a sincere "Thank You," we would like to do something.

Four Tips To Hire Great Veterans

Josh Tolan | Posted 11.11.2012 | Business
Josh Tolan

Hiring veterans, just like hiring any group, can come with it's own challenges. Here are some things you should consider to solve your hiring problems with a great veteran candidate.

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.

Janean Chun

Wounded Veteran Serves Country By Creating Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Janean Chun | Posted 09.04.2012 | Small Business

As a military police captain, Dawn Halfaker felt she had found her ideal career. "It was an opportunity to be a part of something bigger than myself,"...

Joining Forces to Get Veterans to Work on the Railroads

Edward R. Hamberger | Posted 09.11.2012 | Impact
Edward R. Hamberger

We could not be prouder of the men and women who have served our nation, and encourage them to continue their service by pursuing a career in the rail industry. This almost 200-year legacy of hiring America's veterans is just getting stronger.

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.

Veteran Unemployment Drops, But Nonprofits Still Need To Fill In The Gaps

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 06.15.2012 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- The unemployment rate for military veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan has dipped recently after months of riding higher than the national ...

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.

$1 Billion Proposal, Part III

Stacy Bare | Posted 04.23.2012 | Green
Stacy Bare

We can use the President's proposal as a springboard for encouraging more veterans to find work in outdoor and outside professions.

It's Time to Tackle Veteran Unemployment

Chris Hellie | Posted 04.17.2012 | Impact
Chris Hellie

Instead of measuring its strength in terms of sheer quantity, the community of new veterans and its supporters must think in terms of quality and detach itself from rhetorical, shotgun-blast solutions to veteran unemployment.

Veteran Unemployment Rate Plummets Over A Year

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In an effort to cut the unemployment rate among veterans, President Barack Obama is calling for a new conservation program that would p...

Foundation Arms Vets With Benefits Information They Need To Get Hired

Posted 01.19.2012 | Impact

While President Obama's hiring incentives may eventually bring down the 13.1 percent veteran unemployment rate, a foundation is filling in the informa...

Young Veterans Return To Bleak Job Prospects

nytimes.com | Posted 12.18.2011 | Business

The unemployment rate for veterans aged 20 to 24 has averaged 30 percent this year, more than double that of others the same age, though the rate for ...

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...

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...

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.