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Seven Reasons Why a Business Should Hire a Veteran

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There are several reasons why a business should hire you, however, I picked 7 that are transferable across industries and ones easily incorporated into your resume.   By Ron Kness Experience– You bring to the workforce skills and experience that you have used in often changing and unpredictable real-world situations. Leadership– You have been trained [...]

December 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Jobs | Read More »

Free Career Guidance from Corporate Professionals


One-on-one mentorships are available to any Veteran who has served since 2001, as well as spouses and primary caregivers of Veterans who have been severely wounded. Eligible Veterans are encouraged to sign up through the ACP website.

December 18th, 2011 | Posted in Jobs | Read More »

New Online Tools for Veteran Job-Seekers

U.S. Army women

Veterans now have on-demand access and can download official data about their military training and experience, which can be used to help them find jobs and continue their careers. Their service data can be uploaded to job search and networking sites to help identify employment opportunities

December 8th, 2011 | Posted in Jobs | Read More »

Vice-President Biden on Veterans and Jobs

Vice President Joe Biden arrives at Baghdad International Airport, White House Photo, David Lienemann -

“They have gone through these God-awful sands and deserts in the middle of a war. They shouldn’t have to come home and fight for a job,” said Vice-President Biden.

December 1st, 2011 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Jobs | Read More »

FDM Group launches training and employment program for US veterans


International IT services provider, FDM Group, is launching a new Veterans Program, aimed at providing post-service training and employment for the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

November 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Jobs | Read More »

Top 10 News For Veterans-November 22,2011


How will failure of ‘super committee’ affect the military? Troops could see fewer military jobs, less dwell time, more outdated equipment and plenty of frustration for military planners for years to come, now that congressional efforts to trim the federal deficit have failed

November 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Jobs,PTSD,Top 10,Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

President Obama: Hire a Veteran

President Barack Obama signs the Veterans Opportunity to Work to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 (VOW to Hire Heroes Act), that will provide tax credits to help put veterans back to work. First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden attend the ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium, Nov. 21, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Back in September, I sent Congress a jobs bill. And in it, I proposed a tax credit for any business that hires a veteran who’s been unemployed for at least four weeks. I proposed an even bigger tax break if a business hires a veteran who’s been unemployed for at least six months. And if a business hires an unemployed veteran with a disability related to their service, I proposed doubling the tax break that we already have in place

November 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Jobs | Read More »

VA Announces “Badges for Vets” Contest


The Department of Veterans Affairs today announced the Badges for Vets contest for creating digital “badge” systems to help Veterans translate their military skills into civilian jobs.

November 21st, 2011 | Posted in Benefits,Jobs,Support the Troops,Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Scott Walker Job-killing Ideology and Corruption Is Costing the GOP and Him

Scott Walker

Job-killing Republican Gov. Scott Walker, corrupt, dictatorial and deluded, with his ideologically-driven, narrow-minded opposition against rail (public) trainsit and green energy generation to serve throwback highway and real estate lobbies and donors has cost the state good-paying jobs, business development, and a fresh, trend-setting technology base.

November 18th, 2011 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Jobs | Read More »

Charts Show Unemployment Situation Reality


Of all the many banners being waved around the world by disgruntled protesters from Chile to Australia the one that reads, “We Are the 99%” is the catchiest. It is purposefully vague, but it is also underpinned by some solid economics. A report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)… confirms the contentions of the 99% that a system that works well for the very richest has delivered returns on labour that are disappointing for everyone else and that the people at the top have made out like bandits over the past few decades, and that now everyone else must pick up the bill. [Take a look at the graph which shows just how unequal income distribution is in the USA.]

November 14th, 2011 | Posted in Business,Economics & Markets,Jobs | Read More »

Helping Veterans Get Back to Work: John Kamin

John Kamin, Army veteran looking for work

John Kamin enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2005, and was deployed to Iraq at the onset of the surge in 2007. He received an honorable discharge after 15 months, but returned to Iraq when he was recalled in 2009. Today Kamin is studying at American University, where he is president of the school’s student veteran group.

November 14th, 2011 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Jobs | Read More »

Jobs for service, skill and courage


Eric Smith, a Navy veteran, explains why it’s so important that America fights to support those who fought for us. Smith has five years of experience as a medic in the military, but works today as a hospital janitor because his extensive skill set doesn’t directly translate into a civilian medical job.

November 11th, 2011 | Posted in Jobs | Read More »

100,000 New Jobs for Veterans and Military Families

First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks to business leaders, veterans and military spouses as part of her Joining Forces initiative, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 4th Annual “Business Steps Up: Hiring Our Heroes” event in Washington, D.C., Nov. 10, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Thursday, First Lady Michelle Obama was at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to talk about what private companies are doing to help military families.

November 11th, 2011 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Jobs | Read More »

Top 10 News For Veterans-November 10,2011


VA plans online career fair for Thursday. You’ve only got a few hours left to get ready for the latest veterans job fair, but the good news is you won’t need your suit or extra printed copies of your resume

November 10th, 2011 | Posted in Jobs,Top 10,Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Obama announces new veterans jobs initiative to keep pressure on Congress


President Obama kept the pressure on Republicans to support provisions of his American Jobs Act on Monday when he announced new initiatives intended to reduce unemployment among military veterans.

November 9th, 2011 | Posted in Jobs | Read More »

Top 10 News For Veterans-November 9,2011


Tips to stand out during a job interview. That first civilian job interview can make even the most seasoned combat veterans break out in a cold sweat. But you shouldn’t worry.

November 9th, 2011 | Posted in Jobs,Top 10,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Obama creates: 500,000 Jobs in Veterans Job Bank

Veterans Jobs

President Obama believes that no veteran should have to fight for a job after fighting for our nation overseas. That’s why he’s introduced a host of new tools to help connect veterans to jobs in the civilian workforce, including the Veterans Job Bank, which has more than 500,000 job listings with private sector employers looking to hire vets.

November 7th, 2011 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Jobs | Read More »

Vice President Biden: Pass Jobs Act Now

American Jobs Act

Speaking from the University of Pittsburgh, Vice President Biden argues that this month’s jobs numbers demonstrate that Congress should pass the American Jobs Act to strengthen our economy and create jobs right away.

November 6th, 2011 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Jobs | Read More »

Now Hiring At Trinetics, Inc


Trinetics, Inc has renewed its devotion to Hire Veterans for a 3rd consecutive year. This is a premier military technology company offering exciting careers to qualified veterans.

October 31st, 2011 | Posted in Jobs | Read More »

New Careers At Interstate Companies, Inc


Interstate Companies, Inc has recently teamed up with Hire Veterans in order to provide quality careers to our Nation’s veterans. They came to Hire Veterans looking forward to the opportunity of working side by side with veterans that are dedicated, disciplined, and hard-working.

October 31st, 2011 | Posted in Jobs | Read More »

We Can’t Wait: Supporting Our Veterans


I think all Americans can agree that veterans shouldn’t have to fight for a job once they’ve come home from the fight overseas. But, all too often, those who have sacrificed so much for America struggle to find a job worthy of their talents. As the President has said, “if you can save a life in Afghanistan, you can save a life in an ambulance.

October 26th, 2011 | Posted in Jobs | Read More »

Obama Uses Executive Action to Creates Jobs for Veterans in Face of Congress Inaction

President Barack Obama shakes hands after speaking about the economy and the Administration’s efforts to prepare our nation’s veterans

The president’s request for the private sector to hire and train 100,000 military veterans and spouses as the catalyst for new hiring initiatives is seeing results . “We’re making good progress on that. I think most of you probably saw last week the first lady announced that the American Logistics Association and their 270 affiliated companies committed to hiring 25,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2013,” said Matt Flavin, director of the White House Veterans, Military Families and Wounded Warrior Task Force

October 25th, 2011 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Jobs | Read More »

First Lady Michelle Obama on Private Sector Commitment to Hire Veterans and Military Spouses

First Lady Michelle Obama

Outside the 94th Operations Hangar at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, First Lady Michelle Obama announced a major private sector commitment to veteran and military spouse employment. The commitment comes from the American Logistics Association (ALA) and their 270 affiliate companies coming together to hire 25,000 veterans and spouses by the end of 2013.

October 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Jobs | Read More »

Honor a Hero Hire a Vet


The State of California’s 5th Annual Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet Job and Resource Fair is scheduled for Tuesday, November 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison Street Oakland CA.

October 18th, 2011 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Jobs | Read More »

Bayer Renews Commitment To Hire Veterans

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Bayer Corporate and Business Services has recently signed on for a fourth year with leading online veterans job board Hire Veterans.

October 13th, 2011 | Posted in Jobs | Read More »

Merchants Automotive Offering Employment to Vets

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Merchants Automotive Group of New Hampshire has signed on for a third year with Hire Veterans. This decision came after another great year finding quality employees through this leading online military job board.

October 13th, 2011 | Posted in Jobs | Read More »

Mitt Romney Slams Saving Auto Industry Jobs

Auto Jobs Rebound

Mitt Romney [GOP frontrunner this week] bashed the Obama administration for the wildly successful bailout of the auto industry that saved 100,000s of jobs. As Jonathan Alter points out, if he’s the nominee, he can kiss Michigan goodbye. The Dems will use that clip over and over and over to hammer him. As President Obama said, [W]e decided to do more than rescue this industry from a crisis. We decided to help it retool for a new age, and that’s what we’re doing all across the country – we’re making sure America can out-build, out-innovate, and out-compete the rest of the world.

October 12th, 2011 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Jobs | Read More »

Exciting Career Opportunities with Westward Seafood


Westward Seafood has recently teamed up with leading military job board Hire Veterans. They are currently offering exciting careers to Veterans in the seafood industry.

October 7th, 2011 | Posted in Business,Jobs | Read More »

SAWTST, LLC Offering Logistics, IT and Security Careers


SAWTST, LLC has signed on for a 3rd year with online military job board Hire Veterans. This coming after another successful year of hiring in the Veteran community.

October 7th, 2011 | Posted in Business,Jobs | Read More »

The American Jobs Depression; How to Get Out of It


For more than 30 years, the median wage in America has barely increased, adjusted for inflation – even though the economy is twice as large as it was three decades ago. Almost all the gains have gone to the top – especially the top 1%, who now receive over 20% of total income (it was just 10% in 1980).

October 7th, 2011 | Posted in Business,Editors' Picks,Jobs | Read More »


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