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Veterans growing as entrepreneurs
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
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
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
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, . is one resource working to improve connectivity between veterans and employers. Another is the Veterans Network. CareerCast's partners target listings for veterans here . These are just ... more
Legislation Opens Trucking Opportunities to Military
A bill signed into law this autumn makes trucking career opportunities more accessible for active duty military. The Military Commercial Driver’s License Act of 2012 eases state restrictions on trucking licenses for servicemen and women, a gesture that should help alleviate two pinches on the job market. Service persons can apply experience gained driving military vehicles to the state requirements for licensing. The act also grants access to the transient military population holding residency in one state, but stationed in another. A release from the American Forces Press Service explains the benefits of the act. “Because they move frequently, service ... more