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Veteran's Employment

The Veterans Education Challenge: Our Fight to Support Student Veterans

Avis Richards | Posted 11.21.2016 | Education
Avis Richards

In the aftermath of Veterans Day 2016, I have been left to reflect on the successes of the first year of our Veterans Education Challenge. For those u...

Between The Parades

Doug Wilson | Posted 07.04.2016 | Politics
Doug Wilson

Veterans and their families want a return to normalcy when they return home. But the military culture that serves to protect men and women while in service does not mesh with nor well- prepare them for civilian life.

Helping Working Disabled Veterans Get the Care They Need

Rep. John K. Delaney | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Rep. John K. Delaney

America's disabled veterans answered our country's call and when their time in uniform is done, our country must stand with them. One of the key issues all veterans face is making the transition to a civilian career, and for veterans who need extra medical attention this can be even more difficult.

Trump Institute Fired Veteran For 'Absences' After He Was Deployed To Afghanistan

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.22.2016 | Politics

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has been vocal about the need to take care of U.S. veterans. He's said that if elected, he'll "put o...

Veterans in Hollywood -- Time for a Gut-Check

Richard Arthur | Posted 11.11.2016 | Entertainment
Richard Arthur

Veteran's Day is a good time to ask how it can be that while so many TV shows and movies find inspiration in the sacrifice of our servicemen and women -- and yet find so little opportunity to hire Veterans to tell these stories?

One Man's Mission To Help Veterans Find Work Through Uber

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.12.2015 | Technology

An ambitious new project is hoping to turn veterans into entrepreneurs using the power of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. Called G.I. Driver...

5 Common Myths About Veterans And Military Families

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 11.11.2016 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

Veterans Day seems the right time to educate and inform the American people about who we are by refuting the myths about what veterans and military families are not. We simply cannot afford to allow the sea of goodwill for our veterans turn into an ocean of apathy.

My "Move" From Homelessness to Business Owner

Gregory Sledge | Posted 06.05.2016 | Impact
Gregory Sledge

A single day's work can be transformative for any Veteran, especially one fighting his way back from homelessness and addiction. I know this because I am a Veteran and was once in need of not only a well-paying job but a safe place to live.

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.

Honoring Veterans by Hiring Veterans

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Thomas E. Perez

The question isn't: Why would you want to hire a veteran? The question is: Why wouldn't you? They represent the very best America has to offer. If we trusted them with the nation's security, why wouldn't you trust them with a responsible job?

How Veterans Can Combat Employment Discrimination

Sudy Bharadwaj | Posted 07.29.2013 | Business
Sudy Bharadwaj

If you are a veteran about to tackle the job market, it's important to understand your rights and know how to combat employment discrimination if you're faced with it. Here's how.

Part I: Using Story as a Veteran's Job Search Tool

Roger Wright | Posted 07.01.2013 | Business
Roger Wright

Think of your story as the currency of your work search. And, in this case-the case of finding work -- the more of your currency you spend, the better. Think of telling your story as being the way you connect with an employer's need.

Hire a Veteran: It's the Best Business Decision You'll Ever Make

Bill Simon | Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact
Bill Simon

Every company in America has benefited from the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform. Now, the private sector needs to step up for our heroes, just as they have stood for us.

From Combat Fatigues To Cyber Networks: Veterans For Hire

John T. Chambers | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact
John T. Chambers

Debuted today by First Lady Michelle Obama, the White House IT Training program -- in partnership with Joining Forces and the President's Military Credentialing and Licensing Task Force -- will help transitioning military personnel make the difficult shift to the civilian workforce by providing the necessary training for high-demand IT jobs.

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.

'It's Hard to Come Back'

JVS Los Angeles | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
JVS Los Angeles

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Many veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan return to civilian life and find themselves competing with job seekers who, while no better qualified, have more "real world" experience or education.

Walmart Veterans Job Initiative Sets a Great Example for All Employers

Bill Lawson | Posted 04.01.2013 | Impact
Bill Lawson

Having the world's biggest retailer take on one of the biggest challenges facing veterans and their families -- unemployment -- will undoubtedly help end this national crisis. Hiring 100,000 over five years: It's a big bold initiative from an iconic American brand.

The Latest In Fighting Veteran Unemployment

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifIn anticipation of both the 2014 withdrawal from Afghanistan and a smaller military force in the coming years, it has never been more important to ensure that our veterans are prepared to transition into the civilian workforce.

Heroes on the Homefront

Jim Gibbons | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

It is vital that we focus on helping veterans find jobs and work with employers to identify qualified candidates so they can continue to fully contribute at home as they did during their military service.

The Next Greatest Generation

Michelle Nunn | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Michelle Nunn

Over the next five years, more than one million veterans will transition out of the military and rejoin communities and families across America. Many politicians speak of them as people with needs, but that's only half the picture.

In Their Debt: A Reminder of Our Duty to Vets

Lorin M. Fife | Posted 11.13.2012 | Los Angeles
Lorin M. Fife

Let us show that our heroes will be cared for, venerated and provided the critical services that enable them to lead fulfilling, productive lives outside the military.

Veterans: What Are Your Desires, Your Dreams?

Pedro C. Moreno | Posted 10.27.2012 | Impact
Pedro C. Moreno

May we all of us -- individuals, families, corporations, community, government, all -- help our veterans identify their true dreams and desires, pursue them, and make them a reality. They deserve no less.

For Veterans It's "Jobs, Jobs, Jobs." But Wait, There's More!

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 09.09.2012 | Impact
Joseph Bobrow

As important as getting a job is for veterans, I'm not sure we take the time to consider the factors that support finding, getting, and keeping a job: Being successful on the job.

Honoring Our Veterans With Employment

Steve Cahillane | Posted 07.22.2012 | Impact
Steve Cahillane

The business community now has the privilege of providing optimism and happiness in the form of employment opportunities for returning service men and women, and I believe it's absolutely the right thing to do.

Businesses Backing Vets: How Companies Are Putting Veterans to Work

Ryan Scott | Posted 07.21.2012 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Connecting vets with employment goes beyond hiring one vet at a time or sponsoring hiring fairs; it's about changing business cultures to recognize the value of vets while also helping vets articulate how their military skills are transferable to the civilian world.