WASHINGTON -- Two months after completing his five-plus years as an Army medic, Dan Huber is still looking for a job. And while he's had some promising interviews, he has no assurances the search will end soon. That's given him some insight that he shares with some of his buddies back at Fort Polk in Louisiana:... Read More »
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 »
By Bridget Quigg, PayScale.com
How can you make your transition from military work to a civilian job as easy as possible? Earning a healthy paycheck might help.
Katie Bardaro, lead analyst at online salary database PayScale.com recommends that military folks in search of good pay take advantage of three... Read More »
As we approach Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, our country's collective consciousness turns to our brave military. As a U.S. Navy veteran and talent acquisition professional, I'm proud to say that I am committed to pursuing gainful employment for members of our country's military. I believe it is vitally... Read More »
Going on the theory that veterans who have led and inspired troops on foreign soil will be naturals at leading people back home, ActionCOACH, a business and executive coaching company, is launching Free Franchise for the Forces, a program that will award $7.6 million in franchises to 100 eligible Veterans... Read More »
In an effort to combine solutions for two national concerns in one program, "Troops for Energy Jobs" is attempting to link thousands of future job openings in the energy industry with troops leaving military service. The pilot program, sponsored by Dominion, will last approximately two years and will be... Read More »
Once they've received their last paycheck from Uncle Sam, where do most military folks go to find the next one? It turns out that many don't travel far. Former military members often get picked up by companies that work directly with the federal government and the military.
Online salary database... Read More »
The transition from a military to a civilian job is tough on the veterans themselves, but it can also be difficult for their spouses, dependents and caregivers. That's why the DirectEmployers Association, a non-profit consortium of over 600 leading U.S. employers, has set up an extensive online program to... Read More »
Eleven major U.S. firms have joined together in a pledge to hire 100,000 veterans and military personnel after they've finished serving the country over the next several years. Huge corporations such as JPMorgan Chase, AT&T, Verizon and Cisco are among those participating.
JPMorgan Chase is leading the... Read More »
There are many specialty job boards available based on professional and industry niche. But did you know that there is a job board dedicated solely to former members of the military, and their spouses and children? AOL Jobs recently spoke to Ted Daywalt, founder of VetJobs, to learn more about this unique job... Read More »
If you're going to a Veteran's Day parade on Thursday and are in the position to hire, you could turn it into an informal job fair.
Veterans have qualities that employers want -- leadership, getting missions accomplished, performing under changing circumstances, reliability, task oriented, a strong work... Read More »