By Debbie Gregory. High tech jobs for veterans are a natural transition, given their abilities to take initiative, problem-solve and make decisions, skills that they honed during their military service. Those who have served are also well-versed in computers. For employers, hiring military veterans makes perfect sense. If you’re wondering what some of the top […]
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By Debbie Gregory. In order to meet the targeted active force end strength of 476,000 by October 1st, the U.S. Army is developing programs to attract new recruits. In addition to the active force increasing by 16,000, the Army National Guard will grow by 4,000 and the Army Reserve by 8,000. The proposed benefits include […]
By Debbie Gregory. In 2011, Congress passed and President Obama signed into law a program giving employers tax credits to encourage veteran employment. Other programs also have encouraged companies and government agencies to hire veterans. In spite of those efforts, the unemployment rate for the youngest generation of veterans jumped to 6.3 percent in January, […]
By Debbie Gregory. While the average 2016 unemployment rate for the latest generation of veterans is on schedule to be approximately 5 per cent, November’s rate jumped to 6.5 percent. This increase brought the veteran employment rate to its lowest level of 2016. While the November unemployment statistic for post-9/11 veterans might not look good, […]
By Debbie Gregory. In the past several years, quite a bit of effort has gone into helping veterans successfully transition from service to civilian employment. Hiring commitments from the public sector, the private sector and nonprofits have resulted in improved training and support and have helped reduce the veteran unemployment rate. Despite this success, a […]
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