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 »
Sometimes in meetings at JPMorgan Chase & Co., Ryan Enriquez is tempted to bark at his employees to "lock it up" when conference calls lose focus. And when he's managing projects in the mortgage division, he sometimes finds himself adopting the Marine Corps' 5-Paragraph Order to introduce order to the... Read More »
Americans today have high regard for veterans. In a recent nationwide survey, civilians considered Iraq and Afghanistan veterans to be more of a "valuable asset" to this country than teachers, colleges and the Supreme Court. It's a far cry from this country's attitude toward the vets of Vietnam, who... Read More »
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 »
By Phil Keating
While millions of Americans lament the persistent rate of unemployment, now at 8.1 percent according to the August 2012 Department of Labor data, the frustration deepens for U.S. veterans.
After serving tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, putting their own lives on the line for their country, the... Read More »
By Kaitlin Madden
When veterans leave the military they possess a wealth of valuable qualities and skills -- discipline, leadership ability, strong work ethic -- that should make them highly desirable to nonmilitary employers. But, despite their great potential to succeed in the civilian workforce, many... Read More »
By Nancy Benac
WASHINGTON -- First lady Michelle Obama is traveling to the electoral battleground of Florida on Wednesday to announce that 2,000 businesses around the country have hired or trained more than 125,000 military veterans and spouses in the past year, exceeding a White House goal of 100,000 by the... Read More »
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 »
Last year, over 1,500 returning troops claimed they were denied jobs or fired because of their military service obligations. In almost one in five of these cases, the culprit was the federal government, The Washington Post discovered through a Freedom of Information Act request. And of all federal agencies,... Read More »
Kelly Government Solutions
Millions of Americans have experience with a branch of the armed forces, whether directly or through a co-worker, friend or family member. Yet many don't realize that some great benefits and resources are available to help military veterans find employment, although many vets... Read More »
Business attorney and Navy veteran Jim Wilson knows just how hard it can be trying to find a job after completing military service. In fact, it can be so grueling that he came up with another solution: Rather than going to work for someone else, he suggests veterans start their own businesses.
"Veterans... Read More »