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Healthcare Innovation
By: Jeff Heenan-Jalil
healthcare is actually poised to become one of the most innovative fields because of its considerable capacity for growth and change, and young job seekers looking to make an impact in a transforming field need look no further.
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 ...
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 ...
Veterans Job Project Moving Ahead of Schedule
By: CareerCast.com
The 100,000 Jobs Mission was founded two years ago with a goal of hiring 100,000 military veterans to jobs by 2020. The coalition of businesses is well on its way to meeting that mark – and doing so well ahead of schedule. In fact, the collaborative group of 94 companies announced that through 2012, it was responsible for the hiring of 51,835 veterans. Job placement for veterans is a hot button issue in the current employment landscape. Despite decreases in unemployment since the peak of the recession in 2009, more than 10% of the population that wants to work remains ...
Efforts To Extend Preferred Employment Status To Reservists and National Guard
By: CareerCast.com
Members of the National Guard and Reserves could soon be eligible for preferential hiring credits for federal civilian jobs, a status that up to now has mostly been enjoyed only by active duty personnel. A bipartisan trio of Senators introduced the Military Reserve Jobs Act earlier this month. The bill is designed to give qualified reserve component members preference in hiring for civil servant jobs, even if they've never been deployed. "Members of our Reserve Components serve honorably, whether or not they are called for deployment," Sen. Joe Donnelly said. "Yet currently, some members of the Reserve Components cannot qualify ...
Practices For Finding Hiring Fits With Veterans
By: CareerCast.com
Hiring veterans is challenging because of differences in jargon and, in some cases, the seeming lack of transferable skills. Are companies hiring for the wrong reasons and overlooking the right ones? Are they using the best process? Since 1991, more than 30,000 officers and enlisted personnel have found jobs through Orion ICS LLC in Austin, Texas, according to President and former Marine Mike Starich. Positions range from sales, engineering and supervision to technician or other operations-related roles. The business’ gross revenues exceeded $30 million last year. “In my experience,” Starich comments, "companies have struggled to figure out how veterans fit ...
Younger Vets Struggle in Improving Job Market
By: CareerCast.com
Although veterans as a whole have a lower unemployment rate than the nation at large, younger veterans who served in the years following the Sept. 11 attacks are having a much harder time finding work. The unemployment rate for veterans between 18 and 24 exceeded 20 percent last year. It was also in double digits for those 25-34. The unemployment rate for both age groups was higher than for their nonveteran peers and much higher than the national average. The job problems for younger vets have continued despite a wide range of private and public efforts. Congress approved tax credits ...
Improved Requirements For Veteran Job Seekers In A California Bill
By: CareerCast.com
California Assembly Bill 372 improves opportunities for military veterans seeking jobs with the state by eliminating a Vietnam-era policy that prevented them from earning preference for civil service positions requiring a bachelor's degree and two years of experience. It also ensures that every veteran who earns a qualifying score on an open, nonpromotional state civil service exam gets placed on the hiring list. The bill passed both houses of the state Legislature with bipartisan support and no organized opposition. "In general, it's good policy. As our world has changed, our laws should change too," assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman said. "During ...
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 ...
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 ...