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. ...more
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
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more