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Veterans Employment

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.

Taking Soldiers From Deployed to Employed One Hire at a Time

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 07.17.2012 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

I don't know of any employer who wouldn't welcome the addition of more veterans to their workforce. The good news is, there are several new programs in the private and public sector that are helping to bring veterans and military friendly employers together.

What I Told Congress to Do to Help Entrepreneurs

Scott Gerber | Posted 06.30.2012 | Impact
Scott Gerber

Youth employment is at a 60-year low. Student loan debt has surpassed $1 trillion. The Young Entrepreneur Council has been working diligently to develop young American entrepreneurs because entrepreneurship is a viable, practical solution to youth un- and under-employment.

Disney To Hire 1,000 Veterans

Posted 03.14.2012 | Impact

Disney is continuing to make dreams come true as it prepares to hire 1,000 veterans over the next three years, the company announced Tuesday. Thoug...

Veterans Are Assets, Not Liabilities

Jacob Wood | Posted 01.11.2012 | Impact
Jacob Wood

As we finally arrive at this momentous Veterans Day, marked by the date 11-11-11 and saddled by 10 years of war, we as a nation are still struggling to understand what it means to be a U.S. military veteran.

Veterans Need a Fair Shot at Finding Employment

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 01.02.2012 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

Any effort to help veterans and military spouses find employment is a most worthwhile endeavor, but there is one area that is simply not working and is extremely frustrating to veterans -- the traditional career fair.

Nonprofits Need Vets to Build the Nation

Richard Buery | Posted 09.26.2012 | New York
Richard Buery

Because of their commitment to positive social change and dynamic work environments, nonprofits offer veterans unique opportunities to continue their service to America, and the sector can use the support.

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.