As with many other job-related hazards, asbestos exposure was an unavoidable reality for many men and women who served in the U.S. military. From Navy ship to Army bases, hundreds of government-owned properties were contaminated with asbestos. Working around the fibers was a common occurrence for many veterans.
Always a challenging prospect, the process of transitioning to civilian life has become even more difficult in recent years, as the number of unemployed veterans is higher than the overall population (12.1% of veterans who served in the most recent wars were unemployed last year).
Last year’s unemployment rate for young veterans, those who served in war since 2001, hit 12.1%, a number surpassing that of the nonveteran population, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Veterans struggle to find work as they transition their careers and find it challenging to adjust to the different processes and routines of […]
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Individuals who are transitioning from military to civilian life have numerous details to sort out, including how to translate their experience on resumes. In her new booklet, Quick Military Transition Guide, author Janet Farley pinpoints which military words and phrases should be excluded from resumes.
Lebanon, NH (May 9, 2012) – StartWire™, a game-changing Internet job search organizer, today launched a first-of-its-kind application for unemployed job seekers – the StartWire Unemployment Work Search Organizer. With all 50 states requiring unemployed benefit claimants to track their work search on a weekly basis, the StartWire Unemployment Work Search Organizer automates the often-manual […]
If you’re starting a new business, technology can be your most helpful marketing tool. In his new book, Entrepreneurship Quizzes, author John J. Liptak, Ed.D., discusses the best ways to use technology to benefit your business.
I will be very honest with you in this post. Most interview articles only show obvious mistakes, as if most people don’t know showing up late is bad form. I will tell you the things I didn’t really know about until I was the one interviewing, and interviewing for a variety of positions and person-types. […]
Last month, the White House launched an initiative, “Joining Forces,” to support and honor America’s service members and their families. Employment is one of the key components to this initiative, which is supported by organizations ranging from Sesame Street to the Siemens Corporation. Joining Forces will focus on both job availability for soldiers transitioning from […]