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Top 10 Hot Jobs for Veterans

Top 10 Hot Jobs for Veterans

184 military friendly companies say what they're hiring vets to do

The best jobs for veterans, with their average national salary, why they're "hot" and what you need to land the job. Read More »

Jobless Rate for Gulf Vets Edges Down

Jobless Rate for Gulf Vets Edges Down

Finally, they seem to be winning their latest battle

The shocking rate of unemployment among America‚Äôs youngest veterans is finally seeing some improvement, according to the latest figures from the government. Read More »

'Undercover Boss': Menchie's CEO Amit Kleinberger Decides To Stick With Rotten Worker

'I am just going to start calling you Jeeves.'

Veterans of Armed Forces are known to appreciate discipline. On "Undercover Boss," Menchie's CEO and vet Amit Kleinberger confronted a worker with none of it. Read More »

New Fed Rules To Boost Hiring Of Veterans, Disabled Workers

New Fed Rules To Boost Hiring Of Veterans, Disabled Workers

The rules could make it easier for vets and disabled workers to find work.

The rules could make it easier for vets and disabled workers to find work. Read More »

Disabled Veteran Wins Landmark Discrimination Suit Against FBI

Disabled Veteran Wins Landmark Discrimination Suit Against FBI

Justin Slaby will be the first FBI agent with a prosthetic limb. Read More »

An Iraq War Veteran Becomes NFL Cheerleader

An Iraq War Veteran Becomes NFL Cheerleader

An impressive career transition. Read More »

First Transgender Navy SEAL Comes Out

First Transgender Navy SEAL Comes Out

By Brian Jones A retired Navy SEAL is poised to blow the doors off the military's policy on transgender people. Kristin Beck was a member of the most elite special operations unit in the world -- SEAL Team 6. She deployed 13 times. She earned a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. She served in the same unit that... Read More »

Vets Form A Social-Networking Site for Ex-Military

Vets Form A Social-Networking Site for Ex-Military

By Gabrielle Karol After serving in the Army in the same region of Iraq in 2008, Yinon Weiss and Aaron Kletzing reconnected a few years later at Harvard Business School, where Weiss was the co-president of the Veteran's Club. "At business school, we were using LinkedIn -- it was a hyper-networking environment.... Read More »

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 »

Walmart Hiring Plan Excludes Nearly 1 Million Unemployed Veterans

Walmart Hiring Plan Excludes Nearly 1 Million Unemployed Veterans

Walmart's plan to hire more than 100,000 veterans comes with a major catch: Only those who have been honorably discharged on or after the plan's announcement on Jan. 15 will be eligible. (The official launch date is Memorial Day.) Which means that veterans who left service yesterday, or last week, will not be... 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 »

'Undercover Boss': Steve Greenbaum, PostNet CEO, Discovers His Corporate Family

'Undercover Boss': Steve Greenbaum, PostNet CEO, Discovers His Corporate Family

Many bosses talk about the "team" working as a family. But how many executives really follow through on the rhetoric? For Steve Greenbaum, CEO of PostNet, the importance of family gained particular resonance as he appeared on the CBS series, "Undercover Boss," this past Friday. 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 »

New Hope For Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injuries

New Hope For Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injuries

Veterans with traumatic brain jury struggle to keep jobs; here's one veteran who is finding success through an innovative program. 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 »

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 »

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 »

Veterans With PTSD Use Music Therapy To Heal -- And Get Back To Work

Veterans With PTSD Use Music Therapy To Heal -- And Get Back To Work

A decade ago, former Army Sgt. Leo Dunson was a good-natured 18-year-old eager to serve his country and make a difference after the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Serving in Iraq, Dunson soon found it difficult to sleep, worried that he might wake up in an insurgent's makeshift torture chamber. And there were... Read More »

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