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  • Higher jobless rates reported for Iraq, Afghanistan vets

    21 March 2014
    WASHINGTON — Military veterans are having better luck finding jobs, outpacing their civilian... find jobs. “There’s no question that vets make great employees, and over the... ball and help these younger vets match their skills with jobs in their areas.” South Carolina
  • Despite improvement in vets' jobless rate, Iraq, Afghanistan vets still lag

    20 March 2014
    WASHINGTON — Military veterans are having better luck finding jobs, outpacing their civilian... programs to help veterans find jobs. “There’s no question that vets make great employees, and over... younger vets match their skills with jobs in their areas.” South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley hailed
  • More veterans taking advantage of Post-9/11 GI Bill

    19 March 2014
    transition coordinator at the office. The office also doubles as a student lounge where vets can do homework... where those transitioning from military to civilian life can connect with their peers... . “It’s not just a physical space for vets, it’s a place they can come and relax, they can meet other
  • Former President George W. Bush outlines plans to help younger vets

    19 February 2014
    former servicemembers to transition to civilian life: Help Americans... .” Help veterans translate their military skills to work in rewarding civilian jobs... military experience [into obvious qualifications for civilian jobs]. That’s not surprising,” Bush said. “I
  • Combat surgeon tells her 'scarred' story to help other veterans heal

    9 November 2013
    ,000 homeless vets served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Thousands can’t find jobs because of lingering problems: 12... of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, attempting to re-enter civilian life. She travels... communities to find a place for 2.5 million returning vets to land safely,” Dixon said. “The people who can
  • Ohio pitches up to 17,000 insurance jobs to veterans

    3 December 2013
    service members making the transition to civilian life in the first day of a five-day transition... looking to hire veterans to fill many of those jobs, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor said. Taylor, along... pursuit of a civilian job. “Looking for work after the military is a full-time job,” he said
  • Businesses step up efforts to hire veterans

    10 December 2013
    place 5,000 vets in jobs in the wireless telecom industry by 2015. Alex Leniw, a 33-year... find a job in the civilian world that was a good fit. Since August, Miranda has been working at Home... has committed to hire about 55,000 vets over the next five years. And Home Depot isn’t the
  • Homeless Connecticut vets, once ignored, get needed support

    18 November 2013
    , “but they don’t make us civilian ready.” The transition from military to civilian life means... resources to train and there are resources to hire vets, but few resources to connect veterans with jobs... Homeless Connecticut vets, once ignored, get needed support
  • Bases’ isolation hurts transitioning vets

    11 November 2013
    -military divide often blame civilians. But the military’s self-imposed isolation doesn’t encourage civilian... ’s tendency to draw recruits from rural, Southern and Western populations. And when jobs are scarce in the... communities surrounding bases, it makes the transition of veterans out of the military especially difficult
  • Vietnam veteran helps fellow vets make transition to civilian life

    11 November 2013
    Vietnam veteran helps fellow vets make transition to civilian life... . Helping Vets  Spyropoulos returned to Long Island  after being... ’re lost without any kind of advice and assistance. I’ve helped vets with thousands of claims. It’s a
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