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Veteran Unemployment Rate

Veterans Need Transition Assistance From the Top-Down

Dakota Meyer | Posted 11.18.2015 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Last week was a big one for veterans, the most important news being the 240th birthday of one of the greatest institutions known to man -- the United States Marine Corps. Next year will mark a decade since I raised my right hand and joined something so much bigger than myself.

Uber To Hire 50,000 Military Members And Veterans

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact

Uber has pledged to significantly boost its pool of drivers from the military community, but the gesture is hardly a handout. The popular ride-shar...

Unemployed Veteran: We're Not Looking For Special Handouts. Just A Nudge In The Right Direction

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact

The unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans has been steadily declining. But those who are still out of work say that they face discrimination, and a...

Using Cultural Guides to Bridge the Veterans' Employment Gap

Nick Swaggert | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Nick Swaggert

What remains is a communication gap, which requires not simply a fix of one side or the other, but a bridge to connect the two.

On Veterans Day, Remember The Ways We've Left Veterans Behind

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business

Even as President Obama and other Americans remember the service of veterans on Monday, the reality is that, in many ways, the U.S. economy has alread...

New Brewing Company To Employ Only Veterans

Posted 10.23.2013 | Chicago

Fed up with the staggering unemployment rate among the nation's veterans and the corporations that pay little more than lip service to the problem on...

Hire a Veteran? Maybe Not. Factors That Affect the Decision

Shad Meshad | Posted 06.15.2013 | Impact
Shad Meshad

The press, not to mention the entertainment industry, has done its job educating the public about the effects of PTSD. Who isn't familiar with someone breaking under stress and "going postal?" But has this caused more harm then good for vets trying to re-enter the workforce?

The Unexpected Casualty Of War

Reuters | Posted 04.27.2013 | Business

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON, Feb 25 (Reuters) - U.S. military veterans who have been deployed overseas for prolonged periods struggle...

This Group's Unemployment Rate Was In The Double Digits Last Year

AP | KEVIN FREKING and TIM TALLEY | Posted 04.21.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — Two months after completing his five-plus years as an Army medic, Dan Huber is still looking for a job. And while he's had some pro...

America to Veterans: 'We Don't Have Any Jobs for You, But You Can Get 10 Percent Off Your Next Purchase*' (*Sometimes)

Flavia Colgan | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Flavia Colgan

When it comes down to it, it is easy to start wars and to show support for them, but difficulty arises when it comes to actually paying for the negative consequences of sending our nation's men and women into harm's way.

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...

The True Unemployment Rate for Veterans Is 7.4 Percent

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 09.19.2012 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

Many veterans who need work are finding it very hard, but there are also many who have been able to secure well paying, highly rewarding careers with industry leading organizations.

Ten Best Employers Of American Veterans: Report

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business

The employment picture for veterans can often seem bleak. Fortunately there are some companies that are trying to change that. Booz Allen Hamilton...

Vet Unemployment Rose To 12.1% For Those Who Served In Iraq And Afghanistan

Posted 03.21.2012 | Impact

Though recent government initiatives incentivize businesses to hire veterans, the overall unemployment rate for those who served after September 11 in...

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 Soars | Los Angeles Times | Posted 09.10.2011 | Business

Unemployment among recently returned veterans, already in double digits, is poised to get worse as more soldiers return from Iraq and Afghanistan....