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Veterans Come Home To Tough Job Market

Veterans Come Home To Tough Job Market

By Sharon Cohen CHICAGO -- Matthew Saldana proved himself in a world where stress, danger and life-and-death decisions were routine. He served one tour in Iraq and a second in Afghanistan. But the Army veteran is having a harder time back home navigating a calmer but uncertain terrain -- the job... Read More »

Obama Targets Diploma Mills That Market To Vets

Obama Targets Diploma Mills That Market To Vets

By Anne Gearan WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration wants to trademark the term "GI Bill" in an effort to shield veterans and military families being swindled or misled by schools that target their federal education benefits. President Barack Obama is signing a wide-ranging order on Friday that... Read More »

More Women Vets Are Homeless, But Housing Scarce

More Women Vets Are Homeless, But Housing Scarce

By Eric Tucker and Kristin M. Hall WASHINGTON (AP) -- Misha McLamb helped keep fighter jets flying during a military career that took her halfway around the world to the Persian Gulf. But back home, the Navy aircraft specialist is barely getting by after a series of blows that undid her settled life. Read More »

World's Largest Employer (You'll Never Guess)

World's Largest Employer (You'll Never Guess)

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 »

Obama Plan Would Extend Family Leave Job Protections To Military

Obama Plan Would Extend Family Leave Job Protections To Military

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 »

For Vets Returning To U.S., Green Energy Jobs Await

For Vets Returning To U.S., Green Energy Jobs Await

By Andy Brownfield COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ben Noland served in the U.S. Marine Corps for eight years, then spent 18 months looking for a job. "I've probably put my resume in to 300 places in the past year," the 33-year-old Kenton resident said. "The farthest I've ever got was a phone interview." Read More »

Navy Program Aims To Get Its Vets Civilian Jobs

Navy Program Aims To Get Its Vets Civilian Jobs

By MELISSA NELSON CORRY STATION NAVY BASE, Fla. (AP) -- The president and some members of Congress want tax breaks, expensive studies and even a "reverse boot camp" to tackle the unemployment rate among veterans, which runs higher than the national average. Another option the Navy would like to see: Expand a... Read More »

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