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Veteran Unemployment

1.5 Million Opportunities to Strengthen Your Business

Dakota Meyer | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Dakota Meyer

While I agree with many about the moral obligation our country has to take care of its veterans and support them as they reintegrate into society, good business is ultimately built on good strategy. And the business case for hiring veterans is a strong one.

L.A. Mayor Accepts Michelle Obama's Challenge To End Veteran Homelessness By 2016

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact

Los Angeles is the latest major U.S. city to set a bold goal regarding veteran homelessness: It wants to end it within the next two years. Mayor E...

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.

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...

Women's History Month: Honoring Our Nation's Women Veterans

Gregory C. Scott | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Gregory C. Scott

The United Nations has declared this year's theme, "Equality For Women is Progress For All." When we pause and think about the progress women have made in the military, they oftentimes still fall behind their male counterparts.

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...

I'm a 35-Year-Old Veteran On Food Stamps

Jason Kirell | Posted 11.20.2013 | New York
Jason Kirell

I didn't risk my life in Afghanistan so I could come back and watch people go hungry in America. I certainly didn't risk it so I could come back and go hungry. Anyone who genuinely supports cutting food stamps is not an intellectual or an ideologue -- they're a bully.

Paying Our Service Members Back

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 09.22.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Many people join the military to take advantage of the economic opportunities it affords, so it's ironic that many veterans face challenges finding living wage jobs upon return from their service.

VetJobs Veteran Employment Situation Report -- May 2013

Ted Daywalt | Posted 08.07.2013 | Business
Ted Daywalt

Veteran Employment Situation Report (VESR) for May 2013 At VetJobs we continue to see the overall employment situation as marginally improving and t...

Hiring Veterans Isn't Charity -- It's Smart Investing

Derek Bennett | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Derek Bennett

Veterans are superbly trained, diverse, innovative, reliable, hardworking, dedicated citizens, and many possess skills that are highly transferable.

VetJobs Veteran Employment Situation Report

Ted Daywalt | Posted 07.06.2013 | Impact
Ted Daywalt

At VetJobs we continue to see the overall employment situation as marginally improving and the economy continues to remain basically stagnant, particularly as regards employment.

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?

VetJobs Veteran Unemployment Situation Report (VESR) for March 2013

Ted Daywalt | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business
Ted Daywalt

The BLS CPS report says there were 21,492,000 veterans alive in March, down from 21,520,000 in February, a loss of 28,000 veterans in March. There were 11,011,000 veterans in the workforce in March, down 103,000 from the 11,114,000 in February.

The Real Veteran Unemployment Problem

Ted Daywalt | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Ted Daywalt

Today the employment situation is better for veterans, but only if the veteran is totally separated from the military. If you are in the National Guard and to some extent in the Reserve, it is going to be very rough until the flawed call up policy is corrected.

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.

The Greatest Generation

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

We have an untapped resource that has yet to be re-purposed. Our veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are not only experiencing a criminal rate of unemployment, but they are the men and women who have proven themselves willing to pull together and face the most difficult challenges, under the most dire circumstances.

War Costs Have Longer Effect Than Previously Thought

AP | MIKE BAKER | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics

OLYMPIA, Wash. — If history is any judge, the U.S. government will be paying for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars for the next century as service m...

13,000 More Names to the List

Matthew Hoh | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

The true measure of our society and the mark of who we are, not just as compassionate citizens but as responsible decision makers, is how we will choose to honor and remember those young men and women who have returned from overseas wars of our choosing broken, changed and sick.

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...

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.

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...

What We're Getting Wrong About Veteran Employment

Chris Marvin | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
Chris Marvin

Historically, the veteran population is more employed than civilians. Since the beginning of the war in Afghanistan, veterans' unemployment has been lower than the national average every year.

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.