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Veterans Unemployment

Taking a Cue from Forrest Gump to Help Veterans

Gary Sinise | Posted 09.23.2014 | 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.

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.

Eleanor Goldberg

These Vulnerable Groups Are Suffering The Most Because Of Income Inequality

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.29.2014 | Impact

The case for improving income inequality took center stage during President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night when he called for a...

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.

For Veterans, Veterans Day is Every Day of the Year

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

For most of us, Veterans Day is another day to celebrate and honor an occasion or event -- in this case a very special group of people. For our v...

High-Tech Troops and Low-Tech Transition

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dylan Ratigan

I'm honored today to share this column written by Major General Melvin G. Spiese, USMC-Ret. The general possesses not only a deep concern for the succ...

The NYSE Helps to 'Combat' the US Veteran Unemployment Rate: An Interview With Ashley Parker-Roman

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.09.2013 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Through 2012, the unemployment rate for former service members who are veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars -- about 2.6 million men and women -- was 9.9 percent. i=It means a great deal to help those who have served our country with a smooth transition back into civilian life.

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?

Bad Job Search Tips

Roger Wright | Posted 07.30.2013 | Business
Roger Wright

So, what do you do when every choice is good but you have still not found work? If you need more work? Or if your search is for work doing what you do best?

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.

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.

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.

How Veterans Can Improve Their Employability

Sudy Bharadwaj | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business
Sudy Bharadwaj

Military veterans often struggle to find employment after completing their service for a number of cultural and socioeconomic reasons. But keen job search techniques can help veterans to snag a job when transferring back into civilian life.

5 Growing Problems Veterans Face (And What's Being Done)

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg & Jessica Prois | Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact

Ten years after the U.S. first invaded Iraq, returning troops are filing for disability benefits, seeking education and employment assistance and stru...

Help a Veteran by Hiring a Veteran

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 05.05.2013 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

Hiring a veteran is not just the right thing to do, but it is one of the best decisions a business can make for their bottom line for a multitude of reasons: leadership, trustworthiness, dependability, training, education, integrity, maturity, and many more.

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.

Hiring More Veterans Is One Resolution We Can All Keep in 2013

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 02.27.2013 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

These men and women have been entrusted with protecting our way of life and freedoms, so I am sure you will agree that they are more than qualified and capable of working for us.

Helping Our Vets Solve the PTSD Catch-22

Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA | Posted 02.26.2013 | Impact
Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA

Although it's understandable for a police department to require mental health screenings for officers who may have to use deadly force, that doesn't change the fact that our veterans are in a devastating double bind.

The Season of Service Is Not Just for Vets

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

For thousands of veterans across America, life during the holidays is going to be tough this year. After fighting for our country in Iraq and Afghanistan, they're coming home to high unemployment rates and a broken VA system.

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 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.

Matt Sledge

Unemployed Veterans Flock To Jobs Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.04.2012 | Impact

NEW YORK -- As Congress remains at a loggerheads over how to reform the nation's signature jobs training program, a new opportunity being offered only...