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Veterans Can Turn Service Into Education
Be sure to take advantage of your hard-earned educational benefits, such as the GI Bill. Advanced education and training will make you more competitive in the job market, and can also payoff down the road in earnings. A report by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that those with bachelor’s degrees can expect to earn 1.8 times more than those with just a high school diploma. But how you pursue your education is equally as important as simply going out and doing it. Here are a few tips for best maximizing your education potential. CONTINUE READING AT MILITARY1.COM
Veterans Job Project Moving Ahead of Schedule
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
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
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 ...
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 ...