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
Added emphasis on military outreach in the workforce translates to increased managerial opportunities for veterans. The skills veterans in military training translate to readymade leaders in work. Employers are capitalizing on this more frequently, offering more pathways from the military to management.
Eric Schelling, Director of Talent Acquisition for Home Depot, said that the military’s emphasis on leadership proves useful ...more
A survey of 381 U.S. metropolitan areas finds that San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Houston and Omaha are the top four regions for veterans seeking gainful employment.
The study was based on three earlier studies by the MilitaryFriendly and G.I. Jobs magazine that measured the most military friendly businesses and schools and the number of veteran-owned businesses. It also considered ...more
A new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on veterans’ employment shows that the job market is still challenging for post-Sept. 11, 2001 servicemen and women.
Though unemployment for all veterans is 6.6%—in line with the national average of 6.7%—the BLS finds that 9% of veterans who served in the Gulf War-era remain unemployed. This comes despite ...more
You probably have heard that you have to network as a part of returning to the civilian work world.
And many military members are very successful at doing so within the military - yet cannot see quite how to do it for transition.
You can't get through TAP or open a business publication without seeing something about networking. Why?
Servicemen and women dedicate years to our country, but as a result are removed from the workforce. To bridge that gap, career fairs and specialized training programs catered to military veterans provide opportunities for employment.
Companies throughout the nation have tailored their pursuits of new employees to reach out to the military community.
Home Depot has staffed over 35,000 from ...more
There’s been some good, but quiet, news lately for America’s veterans: The job picture for vets is improving.
In March, the U.S. Labor Department reported that the unemployment rate for younger veterans — those who have served since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks — fell from 12.1 percent in 2011 to 9.9 percent in 2012.
Last week, the department ...more