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Transitioning from Military to Civilian Jobs

Arizona State University Pilot Program to

Assist Veterans with Education for Jobs


Arizona State University was one of five additional educational institutions recently chosen to participate in a Veterans Affairs pilot program aimed at helping veterans transition from active military duty to college and ultimately to civilian employment.

Translating Talent from Military to Civilian Jobs


SAN DIEGO—Government officials, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) leaders and other organization volunteers worked together here on June 26 and 27, 2010, to lend a hand to military veterans and HR professionals who need help translating talent from a military context to a civilian one.

Companies Help Veterans Adapt to Civilian Workplace


“In my first six months here,” recalled John Krouse, “I kept thinking, ‘What’s the structure? There’s no uniforms.’ ”

In January 2009, after 24 years in the Navy, Krouse was beginning a new career at Intellicheck Mobilisa, a developer of wireless technology and identity systems in Port Townshend, Wash., and “trying to figure out who does what” in a civilian workplace where the values were as different as the attire.

Post-Military Training, Education

Employers, Colleges Help Veterans Get Job Training


Eugene Clark answers his office telephone with a robust hello, and then, begging the incoming caller’s pardon, momentarily vents. “One of our students graduated last February,” began Clark, director of veteran enrollment services at Rochester Institute of Technology in upstate New York. “The jobs he’s been applying for prefer candidates with master’s degrees. He wants the VA to [financially] support his continued education so he can get that master’s degree. Each time he submits paper work to the VA, the VA asks for another document. They haven’t said ‘no,’ but there have been these delays.”

Recruiting and Hiring Veterans

Better Communication Needed Among Employers, Veterans' Groups


More communication is needed to get the word out among employers about resources such as the Tip of the Arrow Foundation and the Wounded Warrior Program that can help organizations find qualified job applicants among those returning from military service, according to a new survey from the Society for Human Resource Management.

Magazine Honors Companies

Employing Military Members


The magazine G.I. Jobs has a simple formula for evaluating a company: To get a high rank, hire from the ranks. Companies that show the strongest commitment to hiring former military personnel and have the best policies when it comes to Reservists and members of the National Guard are named the magazine’s list of the nation’s 2011 Top 100 Military Friendly Employers.

Survey Looks at Recruiting, Hiring of Veterans


HR’s familiarity with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) has improved slightly since 2003, according to a survey of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) members. USERRA is a federal law stipulating that employers must provide leaves of absence to, and re-employ upon return, workers who enter military service while employed.

Hiring Veterans Is More than Just a Job


The job market is improving, if the level of interest in recruiting and hiring U.S. military veterans is any indication. According to several sources, the level of interest among U.S. employers in hiring veterans has grown during the first few months of 2010.

Employers Looking to Hire Vets, Survey Says


Forty-one percent of U.S. employers have hired U.S. veterans or members of the National Guard in the past six months, and 21 percent are recruiting from these groups, according to findings from a CareerBuilder survey released Sept. 10, 2009.

Large, Small Companies Adopt Military Veteran Hiring Strategies


Three former military personnel spoke about model hiring programs at General Electric (GE), Northrop Grumman Corp. and Arlington, Va.-based national security company Halfaker and Associates during an April 24, 2009, webcast presented by the nonprofit organization Peace at Work, based in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Vets’ Jobs: Priority for Many

Employers fulfill the promise—and intent—of the law that guarantees jobs for vets.


Veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq boast an unemployment rate of only 2.6 percent—fair evidence that the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) seems to be working, says Charles S. Ciccolella, assistant secretary of veterans employment and training at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The figure compares to a national unemployment rate, at press time, of 6.5 percent for all civilian workers.

HEART Act Requires Amending Benefit Plans for Military Reservists


During a brief ceremony at the White House, President Bush signed the Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax (HEART) Act of 2008 into law on June 17. The measure (H.R. 6081) passed both houses of Congress unanimously in late May.

DOL Programs Help Link Military Veterans with Jobs

When it comes to recruiting and hiring veterans of the U.S. military, the tough job isnt convincing employers that veterans usually make great employees. The hard part is finding enough veterans to meet the growing recruitment demand from businesses.

Disabled Veterans in the Workplace

Companies Find Success Hiring Disabled Veterans


The benefit of hiring disabled vets far outstrips any hassles associated with doing so, according to those who have done it. Employers--even small ones--easily come out ahead, by partnering with government agencies and nonprofits and leveraging abundant free resources and tax credits. Extensive outreach is one key to success; using online resources is another.

Woodruff: Treat Workers and Wounded Vets with Compassion


NEW ORLEANS—In the aftermath of journalist Bob Woodruff’s brush with death in Iraq three years ago, his employer took on a heroic role, according to his wife, Lee Woodruff, who, as the closing speaker at the SHRM 61st Annual Conference & Exposition on July 1, 2009, gave an emotional account of the horrific ordeal.

Employers Urged to Recruit, Assist Veterans with Disabilities


When U.S. armed forces come marching home—about 12,000 troops in Iraq are scheduled to return in September 2009—they’ll be armed with leadership and critical-thinking skills, an ability to perform under pressure, respect for rules and procedures, and a goal- and team-oriented sensibility.

America’s Heroes at Work Connects Employers, Vets


A government initiative launched Aug. 20, 2008 provides web-based resources for employers and others who employ veterans and first responders with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Employers Urged To Tap Skills of Disabled Veterans


Employers concerned about the graying of the U.S. workforce and a lack of workforce readiness among younger hires should consider recruiting from a sometimes overlooked group of highly skilled workers—disabled American veterans—according to a webinar hosted by the Job Accommodation Network (JAN).​

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