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Veterans Have Opportunities in Manufacturing Jobs
Job opportunities for veterans in the manufacturing sector should be abundant in the coming years, with a joint plan from four American companies helping to fuel that growth. Alcoa, Boeing, General Electric and Lockheed Martin are all buying into the " Get Skills to Work Coalition ,” an organization designed to educate job seekers on techniques in the modern manufacturing industry, with a target of helping more than 15,000 veterans. Manufacturing employment has been one of the highest growth sectors in the economy over the past two years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). To be sure, ...
Career Opportunities Through Naval ROTC
College students interested in the Navy can focus on their academic careers while eliminating much of the financial burden of paying for school. With more than 160 colleges and universities across the United States offering Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps programs, students have many opportunities to finish a degree without going into overwhelming debt and have a career as a Navy Officer ready and waiting upon graduation. Most NROTC units are only a part-time commitment during a student’s course of study. NROTC offers up to $180,000 for tuition, with additional educational and lab fees covered. Students who enroll also receive ...
Interviewing Tips for Veterans
While finding a new job can be difficult for anyone, it can be especially hard on veterans transitioning into the civilian workforce. A new study from the Military Benefit Association revealed that half of the veterans recently separated from the U.S. military and are currently unemployed have not had a full- or part-time job since leaving the military. Among those, 40% have been out of work between four and 12 months. Roy Gibson, a retired U.S. Air Force senior master sergeant and president of the Military Benefit Association, said one critical aspect to landing new work for veterans is ensuring ...
Job Search Tools for Veterans
As you anticipate leaving military service and entering corporate (or Federal) America, you need a portfolio of job search tools to aide you through the process. Choose the tools that will best suit your job search path and your career history. LinkedIn Profile Social media is a requirement for most jobs. In particular, LinkedIn is a necessity for professional networking and public confirmation of the "facts" job seekers include on their resumes. A complete LinkedIn profile takes some time to create. Once your profile meets LinkedIn's requirements, you become much more visible to recruiters and prosptective employers. Participate in appropriate ...
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 ...