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Veterans: Turn Your Military Service Experience Into a Civilian Job

Veterans: Turn Your Military Service Experience Into a Civilian Job

Veteran unemployment rates are higher but don't have to be

Returning veterans should talk about the skills they developed but not dwell on more harrowing parts of military service during job interviews. 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 »

White House Pushes To Increase Veterans' Employment [VIDEO]

White House Pushes To Increase Veterans' Employment [VIDEO]

It's been a year since the Obama Administration launched a major veteran hiring initiative... Read More »

Employers On A Crusade To Hire Post-9/11 Veterans

Employers On A Crusade To Hire Post-9/11 Veterans

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 »

5 Toxic Stereotypes Of Veterans In The Workplace

5 Toxic Stereotypes Of Veterans In The Workplace

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 »

'Hero To Zero' Syndrome: Is This Why Veterans Struggle To Get Jobs?

'Hero To Zero' Syndrome: Is This Why Veterans Struggle To Get Jobs?

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 »

On The Job Hunt: Putting U.S. Veterans To Work

On The Job Hunt: Putting U.S. Veterans To Work

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 »

How To Get Hired After The Military: 4 Tips

How To Get Hired After The Military: 4 Tips

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 »

First Lady Michelle Obama To Announce Additional Hiring Push For Vets

First Lady Michelle Obama To Announce Additional Hiring Push For Vets

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 »

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 »

Veterans Claim Federal Government Discriminates Against Them

Veterans Claim Federal Government Discriminates Against Them

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 »

Four Barriers Vets Can Face Moving Into Civilian Employment

Four Barriers Vets Can Face Moving Into Civilian Employment

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 »

Veterans: Tired of Taking Orders? Start a Business

Veterans: Tired of Taking Orders? Start a Business

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 »

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