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TuesdaySeptember 19, 2017

Why Veterans Are a Good Fit for Tech Jobs

Military Soldiers and TechnologyUnemployment numbers are down, but there are 220,000 military veterans who are still looking for work. Though these vets are having a tough time finding jobs, they’re actually well equipped to work in the tech sector — many vets are skilled in computer security, SQL and troubleshooting.


GE To Hire 5,000 Vets Over Next 5 Years

GE AviationGeneral Electric (GE: 18.79, -0.15, -0.79%) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM: 37.63, -0.29, -0.76%) both unveiled plans on Monday to hire thousands of U.S. veterans as part of efforts to expand domestically and spark innovation.


Unemployment rate falls, lowest in nearly 3 years


A construction worker directs a steel hoist at the foundation of a new condo complex in Sunrise, Fla., Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. A burst of hiring in December pushed the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at the end of 2011. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)WASHINGTON (AP) — A burst of hiring in December pushed the U.S. unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at the end of 2011.

The Labor Department said Friday that employers added a net 200,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent, the lowest since February 2009. The rate has dropped for four straight months.


New Partnership with Microsoft to reduce unemployment among veterans

Department of LaborSecretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis to host Nov. 9 press call on partnership with Microsoft to reduce unemployment among veterans

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis will host a press call today with Curt Kolcun, vice president, Microsoft Corp.’s U.S. Public Sector, to announce a new partnership to provide veterans with e-learning resources and recognized information technology industry certifications.


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