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100,000 Jobs Mission Helps Improve Veterans Employment
By: CareerCast.com
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 unemployment rate dropped 1.4 percentage points to 5.4 percent. (All percentages are non-seasonally adjusted.) Contributing to the sharp decline was a project launched three years ago by JPMorgan Chase and ... more
The Best Jobs for Veterans in 2013
By: CareerCast.com
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 Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden head the Joining Forces jobs initiative, which has brought together 2,000 domestic companies with the pledge of hiring 100,000 veterans, as well as the spouses of active duty military members, by the end of ... more
Increasing Access To Municipal Jobs For Veterans
By: CareerCast.com
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 precedent in other locations as the nation continues to work toward improving employment prospects for veterans. READ MORE AT NJ.COMmore
Legislation Opens Trucking Opportunities to Military
By: CareerCast.com
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