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 […]
Can a minimum wage increase help our younger veterans?
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 […]
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of a Job
This July 4th holiday offers a mid-year opportunity to re-assess and re-focus job search plans. You can reclaim your individual freedom by becoming – or remaining – employable.
SHRM Launches Free Military-Veteran Hiring Toolkit for Employers
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.
Returning Veterans Offer Valuable Skills to Tech Employers
AURORA, 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.
Six fields offer the most job security for employees
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 […]
How Vet-Owned Small Businesses can Capitalize on Gov’t Contracts
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 […]
CompTIA Enlists in National Campaign to Employ U.S. Veterans
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.