So you’re a military veteran who just returned from years of active duty. Though you had a fulfilling experience, you’re ready to get back into the job market and work for an organization that can help you achieve other career goals. Well, after months of searching, you still can’t find a job, which puts you in a group with other ...more
New efforts to help America’s population of active duty servicemen and women, reservists and veterans are effective and have opened up rewarding career paths in a range of fields, including information technology, manufacturing and transportation.
Both U.S. government programs and private industry are heeding the call to assist those job seekers who made the ultimate commitment to country. First Lady ...more
A New Jersey township voted to give veterans further preference when applying for municipal jobs, and one proposition of the legislation could see even more opportunities for those with past military experience.
Part of West Depford's vote included discussion of extending hiring preferences to experienced reservists. A separate vote on this will occur later, but the result could help set ...more
A few weeks ago, President Obama mentioned in his State of the Union speech that, through the course of this year, 34,000 troops stationed in Afghanistan will be brought back home as part of an overall strategy to remove all combat troops from the region by the end of 2014.
While this is undeniably good news for the families who ...more
The state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced it has more than doubled cash grants available to employers hiring Massachusetts residents who have been unemployed for 6 months or more, or Massachusetts veterans, regardless of length of unemployment.
Eligible employers may now apply for grants of $5,000 for each new hire who meets the Hiring Incentive Training Grant ...more
"If a man does his best, what else is there?" --General George C. Patton
As veterans, you lived and worked within a subculture of mainstream America. You lived and worked on bases and installations: ships, submarines, and tents. You ate MREs.
Many of you moved a lot (some move every year for 20 years).
You deployed to various ...more
The first bill Tim Kaine will introduce as a U.S. senator will seek to smooth the way for military personnel to land civilian jobs.
After speaking with military members, Kaine said Wednesday, he realized that too many employers were "not understanding what it is that veterans bring to the table in terms of technical skills, especially enlisted members." For instance, ...more