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Veteran Unemployment

Joining Forces to Get Veterans to Work on the Railroads

Edward R. Hamberger | Posted 09.11.2012 | Impact
Edward R. Hamberger

We could not be prouder of the men and women who have served our nation, and encourage them to continue their service by pursuing a career in the rail industry. This almost 200-year legacy of hiring America's veterans is just getting stronger.

Labor Department Commits $20 Million To Get Homeless Vets Jobs

Posted 07.03.2012 | Impact

Homeless veterans got some welcome news on the job front Monday. The U.S. Department of Labor announced it will commit more than $20 million to fu...

'America’s Returning Soldiers Don’t Want Handouts'

Matthew Glynn | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Matthew Glynn

America's renewed focus on the employment of veterans is nothing short of remarkable, and yet challenges to our community remain. According to the U...

Solving the Riddle of Veteran Unemployment

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 08.22.2012 | Business
Paul Rieckhoff

As Americans make their July 4th plans, it's time to change the dialogue about our nation's newest veterans.

Unemployed Vet Forced To Sell Army Medal On eBay Gets Huge Bid

Posted 06.21.2012 | Impact

After exhausting his options, one unemployed veteran felt he had no choice but to make a heartbreaking, desperate move. Bill Shephard, who returned...

Public And Private Sectors Come Together To Tackle Veteran Unemployment Rate

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 08.21.2012 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

It is estimated that nearly 900,000 vetrans are currently unemployed, and while many will read this and say, "How can that be?" the reality is, there is a huge need for more employers to actually recruit veterans to their workforce.

Military Friendly Equals Great Business Sense for Corporate America

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 07.24.2012 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

When you look at what the men and women in our military have endured and volunteered to take on (much of we civilians will never know and understand) it really comes as no surprise as to why they are exactly the kind of employees organizations should be fighting over.

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.

Preparing Veterans for Success in Civilian Life

Jim Gibbons | Posted 07.14.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

The young men and women who serve come back into an uncertain economy. How do they transfer the skills they learned in the military into skills they can use in their communities?

Hiring Veterans Is About More Than Just Employing Them

Nathan Herman | Posted 06.27.2012 | Impact
Nathan Herman

I can remember clear as day sitting in a foxhole on March, 19 2003 several kilometers south of the Iraqi Border when the bombing and artillery fi...

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...

From Deployed to Employed: The Battle to Find a Job in the Civilian World After Serving the Nation

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 06.12.2012 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

There is no shortage of programs to tackle this problem, but it is up to all of us in the private and public sector to reach out to the military community and let them know that we are grateful for their service.

The Only Job One Iraq War Veteran Could Come Home To

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.05.2012 | Business

Imagine coming home from fighting for your country to find that the only way you can make ends meet is by delivering pizza. That's the case for Br...

Michelle Obama's Nonprofit To Create 15,000 Jobs For Military Spouses

AP | MARK S. SMITH | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact

WASHINGTON — Opening another front in her nearly year-old campaign to support service families, first lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday unveiled ...

Veteran Says He'll Struggle To Pay For Daughter's Wedding Thanks To BofA

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.03.2012 | Business

One Afghanistan War veteran is claiming that he might have trouble paying for his daughter's wedding thanks to Bank of America -- and he's not taking ...

26 Vets vs. 12,000 Lobbyists? It's Time to Level the Playing Field

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

For over a decade, our vets have been leading the way overseas. It's about time we welcome them back with jobs so they can lead the way at home. Because really, if we can't support the folks we ask to fight and die for our country, then it's about time for a national gut-check.

Veteran Unemployment Drops, But Nonprofits Still Need To Fill In The Gaps

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 06.15.2012 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- The unemployment rate for military veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan has dipped recently after months of riding higher than the national ...

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...

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...

Startling Numbers Behind Veteran Homelessness

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

Fighting in a war can be a harrowing experience, but imagine coming back and not being able to find a home. More than one million veterans are at ...

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.

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.

GE Launches Program Aimed At Hiring Thousands Of Veterans

AP | Posted 04.14.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — General Electric Co. plans to hire 5,000 veterans over the next five years and invest $580 million to expand its aviation business....

Homeless Vets In Phoenix Get First Multifamily Housing Complex

Posted 02.11.2012 | Impact

About 1,000 veterans don't have a place to sleep at night in Phoenix, but one development group is working to provide shelter to at least some of this...

Veteran Unemployment Rate Plummets Over A Year

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In an effort to cut the unemployment rate among veterans, President Barack Obama is calling for a new conservation program that would p...