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Veteran Unemployment

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...

Officials Not Prepared For Rising Number Of Homeless Female Veterans

Posted 01.25.2012 | Business

The number of homeless female veterans is on the rise, and the Department of Veteran Affairs isn't adequately prepared to handle it. In four years...

Why Returning Military Members Must Be Challenged To Lead

Chris Marvin | Posted 03.24.2012 | Impact
Chris Marvin

Yellow ribbons and rounds of applause at airports demonstrate how grateful our country is for the sacrifices that a small portion of our population has made. But, today, do American's feel truly connected to the military?

Foundation Arms Vets With Benefits Information They Need To Get Hired

Posted 01.19.2012 | Impact

While President Obama's hiring incentives may eventually bring down the 13.1 percent veteran unemployment rate, a foundation is filling in the informa...

Young Veterans Return To Bleak Job Prospects | Posted 12.18.2011 | Business

The unemployment rate for veterans aged 20 to 24 has averaged 30 percent this year, more than double that of others the same age, though the rate for ...

VA Offers $100 Million In Grants To Prevent Veteran Homelessness

Posted 12.06.2011 | Impact

In an effort to keep veterans from turning to the streets, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced Monday that it will offer $100 million in gran...

Eleanor Goldberg

Veterans Group Releases New Statement: The 1 Percent Profits From Our Sacrifices | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.30.2011 | Impact

Unemployed for two years and still recovering from a war injury, Dottie Guy has just about blown through her life savings. While the Iraq veteran qual...

Struggling Veterans Sell Uniforms To Put Food On The Table

Posted 11.25.2011 | Impact

Though they may fetch as little as $10, more and more veterans are selling their uniforms in a desperate move to put food on the table, WCSH6 reports....

Obama Signs Bill Into Law To Spur Veteran Hiring

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 11.29.2011 | Impact

Despite recent clashes in Congress, members put aside partisan dissemblance Monday in a "vow" to help veterans. With support by both Republicans an...

Congress Set To Reach Rare Agreement On Unemployed Vets Bill

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans rallied on a rare patch of common ground Wednesday and Congress approved legislation helping government c...

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.

Battlefield to Boardroom -- Combating Veteran Unemployment

Aloysius Boyle | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Aloysius Boyle

These economic times are tenuous. The challenge of unemployment plagues our nation with a consistent 9 percent rate. While staggering, it is even worse with our veteran population.

Obama Aims To Create 8,000 Health Clinic Jobs For Vets

Posted 12.25.2011 | Impact

To help reduce the 11.7 veteran unemployment rate, the White House aims to get about 8,000 servicemen and servicewomen hired in the health sector over...

Hiring Vets: The Golden Gate to a New Era

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 12.05.2011 | San Francisco
Paul Rieckhoff

Since we can't rely on Washington to solve the veteran unemployment problem, we're hitting the road, hosting Smart Job Fairs across the country. San Francisco will host the first.

Crisis for Local Veterans

Adam Clampitt | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC
Adam Clampitt

While support ebbs and flows for America's operations abroad, it must remain constant for the select few who chose to pursue a life of service.

Veterans Fight 12.4 Unemployment Rate

Posted 10.05.2011 | Impact

While the country seethes over the 9.1 percent unemployment rate, post-9/11 veterans contend with one that's jumped to 12.4 percent, the Bureau of Lab...

VOW to Hire Our Heroes

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

Lost in the headlines about the mind-numbing debt ceiling debate and Japan's Women's World Cup victory, the unemployment rate for new veterans jumped to 13.3 percent in June, 4 percent higher than the national average. In real numbers, that's only about 260,000 new veterans struggling to find work. That's a number small enough that if our nation really focused on it, we could make a real dent. It is up to Congress to legislate employment assistance for vets. And it is up to our president to make the case that hiring a veteran is more than just charity, it's a smart business investment.

Military Families Week: Putting the Spotlight on the Sacrifices of Those Left Behind

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.12.2011 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

We are making this Military Families Week at The AOL Huffington Post Media Group. The goal is to honor our military families, remind us of their sacrifices, provide them with employment resources, and let our readers know different ways they can help. READ MORE About That Lawsuit...: The lawsuit filed Tuesday by Jonathan Tasini is so utterly without merit, and has been so thoroughly eviscerated in the media, I am hesitant to take any time away from aggregating adorable kitten videos to respond. READ MORE The Webbys Turn 15: Time to Vote for This Year's Favorites WATCH: Arianna Discusses Media and Tech During TechCrunch Roundtable WATCH: Arianna Gives Keynote at AdTech

Michele Bachmann: Smart Publicity Stunt or Just Out of Touch With Reality? (VIDEO)

Torrey Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Torrey Shannon

It's time for Michele Bachmann to have a reality check and steer clear of the reality-TV tactics. The least she could do is support our veterans like she promised.