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Wounded Vets Create Music ... as Well as Jobs for Themselves

Wounded Vets Create Music ... as Well as Jobs for Themselves

Warrior Spirit Band band members Paul Delacerda, King Burton, Sean Foster and Levon Ingram at Rock 4 Recovery. Paul Delacerda has had a long road to his current job as the drummer for a touring rock band composed entirely of wounded military veterans. When he left the Army in 2009, he faced a difficult... Read More »

Missouri Man Lost Leg, Now Makes Prosthetic Limbs For Veterans

Missouri Man Lost Leg, Now Makes Prosthetic Limbs For Veterans

Geoffrey Dunlap spent his young years working in a plastics factory in Mexico, Mo., making plastic bags for newspapers and little plastic mailboxes. But when a motorcycle wreck in 1997 caused him to lose his right leg below the knee, he suddenly discovered a whole new use for plastics: prosthetic limbs. At the... Read More »

A Veteran's Miraculous Recovery

A Veteran's Miraculous Recovery

Only six weeks after Justin Constantine left his job as a lawyer and arrived in Iraq, the Marine reservist was shot in the face. It was a sniper attack. Stopping to inspect an Iraqi police station that had been shot out the night before, he cautiously exited a vehicle and a bullet entered behind his left ear,... Read More »

Why Employers Discriminate Against The Guard And Reserve

Why Employers Discriminate Against The Guard And Reserve

Cory Schuyler was out on a National Guard training day when he says he received an ultimatum from his boss. Schuyler, who spent 13 years on active duty, mostly in the Army Special Forces, was told that he had to choose: The National Guard or his job. His employer, NEK Advanced Securities Group Inc., a... Read More »

Weather Channel Anchor Says She Was Fired Because Of Military Service

Weather Channel Anchor Says She Was Fired Because Of Military Service

The internet is full of tributes to Maj. Nicole Mitchell, "weather babe," who for seven years was a familiar face on the Weather Channel. But Mitchell is far more than just a "Hot Girl of the Weather Channel." She's been a military reservist for two decades, now serving as a member of the elite "Hurricane... Read More »

Walmart To Hire 100,000 Veterans Over 5 Years

Walmart To Hire 100,000 Veterans Over 5 Years

Walmart Stores Inc, the world's largest retailer, said it plans to hire more than 100,000 veterans in the United States over the next five years, a move supported by First Lady Michelle Obama. Most of the veterans will be placed in the company's stores and clubs, and some will be employed in distribution... Read More »

The Top 10 Military-Friendly Employers

The Top 10 Military-Friendly Employers

The jobs picture for many veterans has improved significantly during the last year, though those who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, in particular, still face challenges in finding employment. Programs, such as those spearheaded by President Obama, have helped to spur interest among employers in hiring... Read More »

Top Reason Employers Don't Hire Veterans

Top Reason Employers Don't Hire Veterans

By Brent Rasmussen, president, CareerBuilder North America The unemployment rate for veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq, though declining, is still considerably higher than the general population's rate. While military veterans possess a great deal of the business-friendly skills that employers look for in... Read More »

In Swing States, Military Veterans' Concerns Loom Large

In Swing States, Military Veterans' Concerns Loom Large

By Thomas Beaumont NORFOLK, Va. -- The far-flung swing states that have the most sway in the presidential election have something else in common -- a large share of military veterans who are getting special attention from the fiercely dueling campaigns. In a White House campaign this hard-fought, no... Read More »

Brittany Laughlin, 26-Year-Old Entrepreneur, Gets Jobs for Veterans

Brittany Laughlin, 26-Year-Old Entrepreneur, Gets Jobs for Veterans

By Andy Meek Hundreds of thousands of veterans are coming home over the next several years as the U.S. scales down its presence in the Middle East. Brittany Laughlin, an entrepreneur in her late 20s who's already literally been around the world, wants to put some of them to work. Laughlin is the kind of... Read More »

Vets Complain: Veterans Administration Sitting On Paychecks

Vets Complain: Veterans Administration Sitting On Paychecks

By Dan Elliott Exasperated veterans who work part-time for the Veterans Administration while attending college say their VA paychecks are sometimes weeks late, leaving them in trouble with bill collectors or having to borrow money to avoid eviction. The two-week VA paycheck is typically about $360, and can... Read More »

Former Marine Jonathan Brown Fired For Going To Doctor And Being A 'Disabled Veteran,' Suit Claims

Former Marine Jonathan Brown Fired For Going To Doctor And Being A 'Disabled Veteran,' Suit Claims

Former Marine Jonathan Brown was discharged from the military about two years ago after injuries to his eyes left him unable to serve. And it's that disability, Brown is claiming in a recently filed lawsuit, that prompted his employer to fire him from the gym that he was managing last summer. Brown had been... Read More »

Could Vitamins Lower Veterans' Suicide Risk?

Could Vitamins Lower Veterans' Suicide Risk?

By Harriet McLeod A new $10 million, three-year study will investigate whether daily doses of a common dietary supplement could help curb the number of suicides among military personnel and veterans, researchers said on Monday. The study, set to begin in South Carolina in January, is part of the Defense... Read More »

4 Things To Keep Off Your Resume

4 Things To Keep Off Your Resume

Looking for a job after military service? AOL Jobs is republishing some career stories to help veterans in their job hunt. This story is one of our best career advice stories. Most employers will tell you that job seekers routinely make obvious, painful errors on their resumes that cost them the job. And... Read More »

Worst Employers To Work For

Worst Employers To Work For

Looking for a job after military service? AOL Jobs is republishing some articles to help veterans in their job hunt. This story is one of our best career advice stories. By 24/7 Wall Street, Introduction by Jake Thiewes Countless companies promote themselves as "great places to work" -- on their own... Read More »

Top Employers Near Military Bases

Top Employers Near Military Bases

By Bridget Quigg, PayScale When a military member gets a new post at a new base, so does their whole family. But, family members don't arrive with a job ready to go. They may need to look beyond the base to find help paying the bills. Who are the top employers near the nation's biggest military bases? Read More »

Is This The Right Job For You? 10 Questions To Ask During The Interview

Is This The Right Job For You? 10 Questions To Ask During The Interview

Once you've received the call from an employer inviting you in for an interview, the real preparation begins. Prior to an interview, candidates should research the company so they can not only answer questions, but have questions ready to ask the hiring manager as well. The interview is where the job... Read More »

Manufacturers To Train 15,000 Veterans For Factory Jobs

Manufacturers To Train 15,000 Veterans For Factory Jobs

Four of the largest U.S. manufacturers unveiled plans for a new group committed to train military veterans to work in the manufacturing sector. Read More »

New Federal Job Training Program For Vets: Overwhelmed Already

New Federal Job Training Program For Vets: Overwhelmed Already

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Terry Lee and Bruce Sledge meet three to four days a week in the group study section of the Tarrant County College South Campus library. Textbooks and manuals with titles like Air Conditioning System and Design and pages showing psychometric charts that illustrate the physical and thermal... Read More »

This City's New Firefighters Are Almost All Post 9/11 Veterans

This City's New Firefighters Are Almost All Post 9/11 Veterans

By Katie Zezima When Marland Lawrence entered the fire academy after coming home from the Navy, he was surprised to find out he was not the only veteran in his class. Almost everyone else had also just left the military. Lawrence was one of 28 veterans in Newark's 41st fire recruit class, which graduated... Read More »

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