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Transitioning from Military to Civilian Jobs
Post-Military Training, Education
Employers, Colleges Help Veterans Get Job Training12/1/2009 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' Groups1/13/2011More 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 Members12/6/2010The 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 Veterans6/29/2010 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 Job4/29/2010
Employers Looking to Hire Vets, Survey Says9/17/2009
Large, Small Companies Adopt Military Veteran Hiring Strategies5/8/2009
Vets’ Jobs: Priority for ManyEmployers fulfill the promise—and intent—of the law that guarantees jobs for vets. 12/1/2008 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 Reservists6/18/2008
DOL Programs Help Link Military Veterans with Jobs
Disabled Veterans in the Workplace
Companies Find Success Hiring Disabled Veterans9/23/2010 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 7/2/2009 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 Disabilities4/6/2009
America’s Heroes at Work Connects Employers, Vets8/21/2008 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 Veterans12/6/2007
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