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Returning Veterans Offer Valuable Skills to Tech Employers

Soldier Using Laptop - Credit: Getty ImagesAURORA, Colo. – April 11, 2012 – With the Iraq War over and the Afghanistan conflict winding down, military veterans face the transition back into civilian life. The industry posed to benefit most from the veterans’ skill set is the tech sector.

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Six fields offer the most job security for employees

150 Best Jobs for a Secure FutureDuring rough economic times, workers experience multiple levels of stress related to layoffs, furloughs, pay cuts and myriad other issues. Most employees just want to ensure their jobs are secure. Laurence Shatkin, in his new book 150 Best Jobs for a Secure Future, details the most secure occupations and fields: computer systems design, educational services, government, health care, repair and maintenance, and utilities.

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Top Five Jobs for Military Veterans

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Those with military experience possess skills that can cross over to just about any civilian career, and in many ways veterans are better trained than their civilian counterparts.

Opportunities for military veterans can be found in both the public and private sectors. Often there are great jobs available at private military contractors (PMCs) such as 

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How Vet-Owned Small Businesses can Capitalize on Gov't Contracts

Veteran Owned BusinessThe federal, state and local governments have created veteran-owned small business programs – allowing a veteran (or service-disabled veteran) business owner to certify their firms to receive procurement preferences. For instance, the Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999 sets an annual government wide goal of 3 percent of the total value of all prime contract and subcontract awards annually for small businesses owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans. But in fiscal year 2010, only 2.5 percent were awarded to service-disabled veteran business owners.

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CompTIA Enlists in National Campaign to Employ U.S. Veterans

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A new effort aimed at helping U.S. veterans make the transition from the armed forces to the civilian workforce was launched today by IT trade association CompTIA. The Troops to Tech Careers initiative is designed to streamline the military-to-civilian transition through targeted training, credentialing and job placement assistance.

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