Posts Tagged: Vets

Lending a helping hand: Operation Jump Start

Helping returning vets transition to new careers one suit at a time. Returning vets face a significantly higher unemployment rate than the rest of the country. One organization is trying to combat the problem head on. It’s called Operation Jump-Start VIII and their aim is to give returning vets suits and gift cards to prepare… Read more »

Keys to a Successful Transition for Female Veterans

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for post-9/11 female veterans surged to 19.9% in September, vs. 14.7 percent a year earlier and 12.1% in August. While the unemployment rate for veterans as a whole is now lower than the general public, that’s obviously not the case for our female vets. One… Read more »

Daily Dose: RAND Study Finds Answer to Hiring Vets

Today in the Washington Post, Steve Vogel reports on a RAND study that found federal tax credit programs encouraging employers to hire disabled veterans are proving effective. The study released Thursday found that the tax credit increased employment among disabled veterans by two percentage points in 2007 and 2008, or approximately 32,000 jobs each year…. Read more »

Not gone but forgotten: The truth about disabled vets returning to work

We bring you this post courtesy of Josh Letourneau and our friends at Fistful of Talent. It’s targeted to recruiters and hiring managers, but the information and message is appropriate for all. Today’s post is going to take on a more serious, impactful tone – my hope is that it touches the reader as much… Read more »

How Others Are Helping Service Members & Their Families

Through effective collaboration there is the opportunity and power to serve, to help others, to do more good as a result of our collective network. Please feel free to share how others maybe helping our service members and their families. Here is one such story taking place: Today Advanced Auto Parts donated $25k to @Op_Homefront… Read more »

Capturing History Before it Disappears

Imaging the following scenario below being kept in a a file, in a basement, in a library forever, never seeing the light of day. Possibly of use to many, but untouchable to almost everyone. Would you keep it in that format as you have it? Keep it buried in a basement or an archive? Or,… Read more »