Though the unemployment rate remains stubbornly high for Americans generally, data suggest that veterans as a group are having an easier time finding jobs. The unemployment rate among veterans of all ages fell to 6.9 percent in July from 8.6 percent during the same month a year ago, the Labor Department... Read More »
For most active-duty military personnel, where to call home is a decision largely left up to their branch of service. Though troops' desires about where they'd like to be based are taken into account, the needs of the mission are paramount in determining where military employees are based.
When they decide... Read More »
Which organization is the world's largest employer?
Here are some hints:
It employs roughly one in 10 citizens.
It's in the United States.
It's not Walmart.
No, it's not IBM or Microsoft. Or Apple. Or Google. Or any tech giant.
Stumped? It's the U.S. Department of Defense.
With a total... Read More »
By Sam Hananel
The Obama administration proposed new rules Monday to help military families care for service members when they are injured or called to active duty on short notice.
The proposal expands eligibility under the Family and Medical Leave Act, which allows employees to take unpaid leave for... Read More »
By Kimberly Dozier, AP Intelligence Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A man accused of running an illegal contractor spy ring in Afghanistan has resigned from the Air Force, still maintaining his innocence, and still facing possible criminal charges.
Two investigations continue in a case that has tested the... Read More »
I majored in civil engineering at a midsized state school in Ohio, graduating at the top of my class in June 1982. I chose my major because I wanted a challenging course of study and I wanted to design and build large projects such as roads, bridges and buildings. I had a particular interest in water and... Read More »