President Barack Obama signs the Veterans Opportunity to Work to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 (VOW to Hire Heroes Act), that will provide tax credits to help put veterans back to work. First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden attend the ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium, Nov. 21, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Employers VOW to Hire Heroes

In an effort to reduce Veteran unemployment, the President signed into law the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 last November.  Included in this new law are the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), Special Employer Incentive (SEI), and Veteran Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP).

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

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.

Schneider National

Schneider National Hiring Throughout 2012

Gov. Scott Walker, High-Ranking Military Officials Visit Schneider National to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of Company’s Formal Military Recruitment Program Company Announces Plans to Hire 650 Military Members Throughout the Country in 2012 GREEN BAY, Wis. – April 4, 2012 – In 1935 Schneider National was founded by longtime National Guardsman Al Schneider. Shortly thereafter, Schneider recruited […]

Capital One

Capital One To Hire 500,000 Veterans

Capital One Commits $4.5 Million to Support the Chamber’s ‘Hiring Our Heroes’ Campaign  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes program and Capital One today announced “Hiring 500,000 Heroes,” a national campaign to engage the business community in committing to hire 500,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2014. 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Hiring Our Heroes Expands to 400 Job Fairs Nationwide

U.S. Chamber Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Initiative Announces Expansion from 100 to 400 Hiring Fairs Nationwide Capital One, Longtime Leader in Hiring Veterans and Military Spouses, Joins Efforts WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes announced today that it will expand its program from 100 hiring fairs nationwide in its first year to […]

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)

Unemployment rate falls, lowest in nearly 3 years

  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 […]

Chad Sowash, VP of DirectEmployers, and veteran

Why Should I Hire Veterans?

Jim Stroud of the job-blog ResumeBear.com interviews Chad Sowash, VP of Business Development for DirectEmployers and U.S. Army  Sergeant First Class, on the many benefits of hiring veterans and what they have to offer in the workplace in terms of discipline, skills, and abilities imbued to them by their military service.