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5 Easy Things That Members of Congress Could Be Doing for Our Military and Veterans, But Aren't

Clay Aiken | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Clay Aiken

Encouraging companies to hire veterans and supporting veteran entrepreneurship should be a no-brainer. Our veterans leave the armed forces equipped with leadership and specialized skills and a sense of duty that can't be taught in a classroom.

Michelle Obama Announcing Jobs Website For Veterans

AP | BRETT BARROUQUERE and JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama has announced a new online effort to link soldiers leaving the military with jobs that match the...

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.

Help Veterans By Taking Them Off The Pedestal

www.theatlantic.com | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact

My generation of veterans has adopted an odd moniker: The Next Greatest Generation. We grew up watching Band of Brothers and found parallels in this d...

How to Really Support the Troops: Stop the Politics of Dysfunction

Sergeant First Class Vincent Staub | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sergeant First Class Vincent Staub

So to the members of the U.S. Senate, I say: if you want to really support the troops this Veterans Day weekend, turn off the destructive partisanship and come together to do what is best for veterans and military families.

A Call to Action for America's Employers

Dakota Meyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Today, as we take a moment to think about how we can honor the great men and women that have served our country, consider hiring employees that will make your business smarter and stronger. Hire a veteran, and then hire some more.

The Grey Twilight of Veterans' Preference

Linda E. Brooks Rix | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics
Linda E. Brooks Rix

On the face of it, the Veterans' Preference Act seems fair and just -- recognition of the hardships of battle, the economic stress of military service, the delayed career progression, and the emotional toll on family and self. And yet, it is highly convoluted and controversial.

5 Options for Veterans Who Can't Land Jobs

Sudy Bharadwaj | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
Sudy Bharadwaj

What can you do as a veteran if you can't land a job? How can you make yourself more attractive to employers? Check out these tips.

Heroes at Work: The Job Talents of Vets

Adam Ostrach | Posted 08.31.2013 | DC
Adam Ostrach

Hiring a veteran brings extraordinary new skills to an organization. It can also inspire colleagues who might never have pulled on a uniform. The entire team becomes stronger.

A Vet's Job Search Community

Roger Wright | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Roger Wright

In a national conversation centering on a vision for making sure that any given vet didn't feel alone in their search, what would a Veteran's Job Search Community look like?

Does the NYPD Discriminate Against Combat Veterans?

Amanda Callaghan | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Amanda Callaghan

An appeals court recently overturned a federal judge's ruling regarding ethnic discrimination in the FDNY's hiring practices. The FDNY has been under ...

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.

It's Time

Peter Calabrese | Posted 05.27.2013 | Impact
Peter Calabrese

or all these veterans have given, many of them are coming home wounded in body or spirit to a society that, while it unanimously honors their service, doesn't really know how to reward and repatriate them.

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.

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...

Michelle Obama To Press Governors On Veterans' Jobs

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- First lady Michelle Obama on Monday challenged governors to make it easier for military personnel to transfer their skills to civilian j...

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.

Walmart Pledges To Hire Every Veteran Who Wants A Job

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 03.17.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — Why wait on Washington when there's Wal-Mart? Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer and the biggest private employer in...

Finding a Civilian Job, Your Last Mission Before Leaving the Military

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

Of course, finding a job does not in any way equate to preparing for a battle, but it is a battle nonetheless that many of the men and women who leave the military often find themselves unprepared for.

Rethinking Our Thinking About Veterans and Jobs

Seyi Fabode | Posted 01.21.2013 | Business
Seyi Fabode

What the U.S. needs is not just jobs but leaders, thought leaders in the fields of expertise that will play critical roles in the growth of the global economy in the next few years.

Coalition Forms to Put Veterans' Skills to Work for America

Jon Whitmore | Posted 01.13.2013 | Impact
Jon Whitmore

Veterans bring a host of "hard" skills to potential employers. Whether it's maintaining multimillion dollar machines, working in logistics systems handling billions of dollars' worth of supplies, veterans have been "battle tested" in ways few civilians can fully understand or appreciate.

The Act of Listening as a Means of Healing

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact
Rev. Larry Hollon

Unless they speak, veterans may remain captives of war's demons. Unless we listen, we fail to comprehend the horrors in which we collectively participate.

Veterans Day Recognizes Those Who Served America, but Will America Help Them Transition to Civilian Life?

Jerry Chautin | Posted 11.12.2012 | Small Business
Jerry Chautin

Even with the skills they have perfected under the most extreme conditions, transitioning to civilian employment is proving to be a difficult task. That is why many are turning to entrepreneurship to take control their own destinies.

Coming Together to Tackle Unemployment Among Veterans

Bill Lawson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Bill Lawson

If you have no veterans with disabilities working for you then that's a problem -- but it's a problem we can solve together. We need you to reach out to us.

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.