Unemployment 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.
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 […]
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 […]
US Labor Department seeks to improve job opportunities for Americans with disabilities by setting historic hiring goal for federal contractors and subcontractors WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing a new rule that would require federal contractors and subcontractors to set a hiring goal of having 7 percent of their workforces be people with […]
The theme of this year’s conference is “Hiring our Nation’s Heroes” and aims to convene prominent government, military, and industry leaders and their human resource professionals who are committed to hiring and supporting wounded warriors.
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.
Once a strategic defense site for our nation’s capital during the War of 1812, Washington’s Navy Yard hosted President Obama today as he announced the latest efforts in Washington to defend America’s veterans from the clutches of our 9.1% jobless rate—and particularly Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who are suffering from an unemployment rate above 13 […]