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Veterans Unemployment Rate

Taking a Cue from Forrest Gump to Help Veterans

Gary Sinise | Posted 07.24.2014 | Impact
Gary Sinise

While most veterans transition back to civilian life successfully, many still struggle. Securing steady employment in a rewarding, lucrative and long-term career is an enormous part of that transition.

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.

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.

I Was an Unemployed Veteran

David W. Peters | Posted 03.19.2013 | Impact
David W. Peters

The army was my first full-time job after graduate school. During my seven years in uniform, I did some difficult things, but leaving the army and becoming an unemployed veteran was the most difficult thing I have ever done.

The Daily Show Highlights the Daily Struggle for Unemployed Vets

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

This election season is not the time for rhetoric, it is a time for action. As a nation we've invested billions in making our men and women in uniform the best trained in the world. But when vets return home, these hard-earned skills are too often going to waste.

Big Bird Gets a Mention, Vets Left Out Entirely. Will VP Debate Be Any Different?

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

No veteran should come home to an unemployment check. Candidates need to do more, and all Americans need to demand answers on how they plan to support new veterans and their families -- on jobs and other critical issues.

Stepping Up on Vet Jobs

Jon Soltz | Posted 04.22.2012 | Business
Jon Soltz

A better way to show the thanks of a grateful nation -- more than any parade or handshake or embrace -- is to make certain that all veterans have a fair shot at building an America worthy of our service.

This Veterans Day

Ami Bera, MD | Posted 11.11.2011 | Politics
Ami Bera, MD

This Veterans Day, I call on Congress to pay a great deal more than lip service to treating America's service men and women with the respect they deserve.

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.

A Time to Stand for Our Veterans

Patrick Murphy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Patrick Murphy

As a country, we have a sacred trust with our men and women in uniform that begins with enlistment, but never ends. This Veterans Day let's say thank you to our troops in a real way by offering them the opportunities that our grandparents enjoyed following World War II.

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.

Obama, First Lady Tout Jobs Plan For Veterans In Virginia

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

NORTH CHESTERFIELD, Va. — President Barack Obama teamed up with his popular and personable wife Wednesday on the final leg of a three-day bus tr...

Obama Tackles Veterans Benefits, Honors '9/11 Generation'

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS — Recalling "those awful attacks," President Barack Obama saluted the 9/11 generation of veterans Tuesday and publicly relished the ...

Obama Pushing Jobs For Unemployed Military Veterans

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday proposed tax credits and training programs to help thousands of U.S. service members returning fro...

U.S. Soldiers Return Home To Labor Market With Few Opportunities

Posted 10.04.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Alexandra Alper) - Army Officer Donna Bachler hasn't had a regular paycheck since she left active duty four years ago, even though she b...

From Battlefield To Workplace: Veterans Struggle To Find Jobs

Abington Patch | Jane Finkle | Posted 07.29.2011 | Politics

Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars showed courage and faced challenges every moment in their tours of duty. Sadly, some veterans face an equall...

Giving Back: How You And The Politics Community Can Help Struggling Families

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today, as HuffPost and AOL unite to launch the Huffington Post Media Group, we're celebrating by making a statement about the importance of giving bac...