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100,000 Jobs Mission Helps Improve Veterans Employment

As America honors its military veterans today, there is encouraging news on the jobs front: The unemployment rate for the nation’s veterans has declined sharply in the year since the last Veterans Day.

Thanks to a nationwide focus on hiring veterans, and especially younger veterans who served in the post 9/11 military, unemployment for all veterans went from 6.9 percent in October 2013 to 4.5 percent last month. The national... Read More

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Practices For Finding Hiring Fits With Veterans

Hiring veterans is challenging because of differences in jargon and, in some cases, the seeming lack of transferable skills. Are companies hiring for the wrong reasons and overlooking the right ones? Are they using the best process? Since 1991, more than 30,000 officers and enlisted personnel have found jobs through Orion ICS LLC in Austin, Texas, according to President and former Marine Mike... more

Veterans Can Turn Service Into Education

Be sure to take advantage of your hard-earned educational benefits, such as the GI Bill. Advanced education and training will make you more competitive in the job market, and can also payoff down the road in earnings. A report by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that those with bachelor’s degrees can expect to earn 1.8 times more than those with just a high school diploma. But how you pursue your... more

Veterans Programs Promote Opportunities In Energy

Southern Company recognized the first graduates of the transmission line and substation construction apprentice training program the company helped establish at Fort Stewart near Savannah, Ga. This program is one example of outreach by the energy industry to veterans of the military. Careers related to energy are among the best jobs for veterans. more

Seeking Fairness For Veteran Hiring Preferences

It's a hotly debated issue in federal workplaces: Are veterans' preferences in hiring being fairly implemented? A new report this week by the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board said that the system of hiring preferences for veterans, first implemented in 1883, is complicated -- contributing to sentiments from some federal employees that veterans are getting too much preference, and from others... more

Survey Illustrates Attitudes Toward Veteran Hiring

A majority of poll respondents believe employment for military veterans is lagging due to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The study, conducted by Monmouth University and the Asbury Park Press, surveyed 803 people in New Jersey--the state with the highest unemployment rate for veterans at 10.8 percent. The national average is 6.6 percent. Seventy-seven percent of respondents said the... more

Tips for Veterans at Job Fairs

Why would employers want to hire a veteran? The answer is simple: Veterans embody the best qualities universally sought by employers, providing discipline, teamwork and adaptability. Being a veteran is a valuable qualification, but it’s only part of the equation. A successful job search requires preparation. For anyone who wants to take advantage of the valuable opportunity of a career fair, here... more

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