Many veterans find the problem-solving skills and discipline they learned in the military are invaluable to entrepreneurial jobs. In fact, plenty of today’s recent military retirees are starting their own small businesses. Veterans who have served in recent military conflicts may find more satisfaction in being the boss as they transition into civilian life.
In recent months, employers have begun to gain confidence in the economy after five years of recession and slow, unsteady recovery. Since the start of 2012, improving job prospects seem to finally be effecting hiring in a noticeable way. For recent students graduating from bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, the chances of quickly entering into […]
Columbus, Ohio (Aug. 21, 2012) – Mac Tools, a leading automotive tool manufacturer, is pleased to announce a new incentive program to help veterans begin a new career after their service in the military has concluded. Recognized by the International Franchise Association’s Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative (VetFran), the new program offers vets or their spouse […]
According to a November 2011 article by Business week young veterans between the ages of 18-24 had the highest rate of unemployment when compared against veterans of other age groups. Part of the problem may be our Federal minimum wage has been stagnant at just $7.25 per hour which would not cover the basic needs […]
Alexandria, Va. – April 30, 2012 – A free military-veteran hiring toolkit designed to guide civilian employers in recruiting veterans launched today during the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) talent management conference being held just outside of Washington, D.C. at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.
During 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 […]
The 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 […]