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Healthcare jobs for veterans
By: CareerCast.com
Aside from their importance in aiding people in their day-to-day lives, jobs in healthcare provide the American economy a fundamental cornerstone. Small wonder, then, that healthcare jobs are among the most promising prospective careers for veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce. And those prospects can see boosts from programs specifically tailored toward translating veterans' military experience into healthcare job opportunities. One such example is the Military Medics and Corpsmen Program, offered via the Virginia Department of Veterans Services. Its website describes its mission as "an opportunity to apply hard-earned and at times battle-tested patient care skills under physician supervision while ... more
Veterans Plugging Into Online Job Searching
By: CareerCast.com
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 unemployed veterans — 7.3% of unemployed veterans to be exact. What do you do? While it’s always frustrating to be unemployed, veterans may have a harder time in the job search process due to their time away, medical issues, or ... more
Career Fairs and Outreach Programs Help Veterans in the Job Market
By: CareerCast.com
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 all branches of the United States military, and in October, increased the scope of its veteran employment with the introduction of its Mission: Transition program. Home Depot Director of Talent Acquisition Eric Schelling says Mission: Transition shows veterans “how to ... more
Working For More Jobs For Veterans
By: CareerCast.com
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 reported that the May rate for unemployment among those veterans was down to 7.3 percent, compared with 12.7 percent during May 2012. And the jobless rate for veterans of all generations was lower still, at 6.6 percent. Part of that ... more
Tips for Veterans at Job Fairs
By: CareerCast.com
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 are a few tips for navigating any type of a career fair: Be presentable: Put on your Sunday best. Avoid the Saturday night look. Get cleaned up, shave, fix your hair, avoid heavy fragrance and dress to impress. ... more
Employment Efforts For Post-9/11 Veterans Paying Dividends
By: CareerCast.com
The combined efforts of private employers and public organizations to improve job prospects for veterans are paying dividends. That's the forecast evident from 2015 employment figures, culled from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the first hiring numbers published in 2016. In particular, employment prospects for post-9/11 veterans has improved dramatically in the last five years. As of January 2016, their unemployment rate is 5.7%, down from more than 15% in January 2011. "[T]he positive trends for post-9/11 veterans have continued for such a long period of time — and to such a dramatic extent — that the employment gains ... more
Veterans growing as entrepreneurs
By: CareerCast.com
Veterans returning home face many challenges that weren’t present when they were serving in the armed forces. Between adapting to civilian life, reacquainting with family and friends, and finding employment, the adjustment can be a diffi cult process. Unemployment numbers for veterans are dropping, but returning solders often struggle to compete for jobs due to lack of education, lack of experience or in some cases, the stigma of returning from overseas with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This is why programs like Sprigster’s Boost a Hero crowdfunding for military veterans and spouses are developed to help alleviate some of these career ... more
Veterans Can Get Training For Green Jobs
By: CareerCast.com
While veterans as a whole have a lower unemployment rate than the rest of the nation, the 2.6 million troops who served in the years following 9/11 are having a much tougher time. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics(BLS), veterans 34 and under face a higher unemployment rate than civilians. The youngest (18-24 years of age) are unemployed at a rate of 20%, almost five percentage points higher than non-veterans of the same age group. When veterans come home they often expect to continue their jobs in the military, only to find they need additional training to meet national ... more
Survey Illustrates Attitudes Toward Veteran Hiring
By: CareerCast.com
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 country was not doing enough to provide job opportunities for veterans. CONTINUE READING AT NJ.COMmore
Networks Connecting Veterans and Employers
By: CareerCast.com
Connecting job-seeking veterans with employers is obviously the first step in improving employment prospects for our servicemen and servicewomen. Simple enough, right? Not necessarily. The first step can be the most difficult, which is why accessible networks play an invaluable role in the process. The Labor Department's Veterans' Employment and Training Service consolidates resources, such as job listings and locations for the American Job Centers, at its home site, Veterans.gov . Veterans.gov is one resource working to improve connectivity between veterans and employers. Another is the CareerCast.com Veterans Network. CareerCast's partners target listings for veterans here . These are just ... more