The Meaning Behind Veterans Day

While many of us realize that Veterans Day, on November 11, 2013, is a day designated to honor our nation’s Veterans, very few realize the historical significance behind the day. Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day and marked the end Continue reading The Meaning Behind Veterans Day

Public and Private Efforts Shift the Dial On Veteran Unemployment

A recent article published in the Los Angeles Times brings exciting news for veterans.  There is hope that federal unemployment relief efforts and corporate incentives have begun to shift the dial on veteran unemployment.  Recent statistics show that the gap Continue reading Public and Private Efforts Shift the Dial On Veteran Unemployment

Simple Tips To Make Job Search Easier For Vets

According to a recent article in a human resources publication, veteran unemployment still remains slightly above the national average.  While unemployment for post-9/11 veterans has certainly come down from its 2012 average of 9.9 percent, it is still hovering at Continue reading Simple Tips To Make Job Search Easier For Vets

$29 Million Grant To Assist Veterans With Reintegration

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of May 2013, there are more than 744,00 unemployed veterans in the U.S. In an effort to combat high veteran unemployment, the U.S. Department of Labor announced recent plans to give nearly Continue reading $29 Million Grant To Assist Veterans With Reintegration

The Impact of DOMA Ruling On Service Members

Veteran Affairs (VA) is undergoing analysis to determine how the Supreme Court’s historic decision to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) will impact the 17,000 LGBT service members and veterans.  The Supreme Court’s decision means that federal benefits that Continue reading The Impact of DOMA Ruling On Service Members

The Veterans Employment Transition Act: Starting To Affect Real Change

The two Montana U.S. Senators who introduced the Veterans Employment Transition Act in January to address unemployment among veterans are now evaluating its overall effectiveness.  Encouraging statistics have shown that unemployment for post-9/11 veterans has fallen from 12.3 percent one Continue reading The Veterans Employment Transition Act: Starting To Affect Real Change

The Top Industries for Military Personnel, Where to Target Your Job Search

The transition from military to civilian life has become a very relevant topic in light of the fact that under President Obama there has been a steady withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.  In fact, according to the Obama administration, most Continue reading The Top Industries for Military Personnel, Where to Target Your Job Search

Veterans Are Natural Entrepreneurs, Increase Your Value in the Workplace

Three million veterans who have served in Iran and Afghanistan since September 2011 arrive home to often face challenges in acquiring employment in the civilian workforce.  In fact, the unemployment rate for veterans remains significantly higher than the national average Continue reading Veterans Are Natural Entrepreneurs, Increase Your Value in the Workplace