Unemployment among recent veterans has fallen sharply and now is the same as for the rest of the U.S. population, hovering just above 7 percent, new federal statistics show.
Scot Newport, a former U.S. Army colonel who spent 27 years in the military, is now bringing his leadership skills to bear at Amazon for the holidays. The 48-year-old joined the Seattle-based company earlier this year after doing his research and finding what he termed Amazon's openness to vets.
06:18 December 9, 2012
Community colleges in San Diego and Imperial counties are educating more than 20,000 veterans and military members, helping ease their transition from military to civilian life, college officials said this week in a news conference on the USS Midway.
17:43 October 4, 2012
Hoping to build a news team with the chops and experience to cover the chaotic 9/11 aftermath, Fox News officials thought they had a good start with Joseph A. Cafasso. Hired toward the end of 2001, Mr. Cafasso boasted of a background as a retired Army lieutenant colonel, decorated Vietnam War veteran and gifted storyteller who just happened to take part in a failed covert mission to free U.S. hostages from Iran.
10:38 August 12, 2012
Master Sgt. Natasha Hoyle on Monday spent a few minutes in the Hero 2 Hired mobile job store and found two potential job opportunities. Unlike online job search sites, she said, H2H caters to her background in the Army.
13:42 July 10, 2012
A killer resume is a veteran job-seeker’s secret weapon. It’s your first-impression maker, the page an employer will look at for just a few seconds — amid hundreds of others — before deciding who gets a shot at that coveted job. So how do you make yours stand out? How do translate your experience from milspeak into civspeak?
That first civilian job interview can make even the most seasoned combat veterans break out in a cold sweat. But you shouldn't worry.
First, the bad news: More than 850,000 veterans are unemployed, and more than a quarter of them are young veterans. But here’s the good news: More than 1.7 million recently separated veterans and 8.6 million other former servicemembers are collecting paychecks in the civilian workforce.