This week’s 5 for Friday rounds up five stories about the latest trends in veterans jobs.
5. Veterans Employment Prospects Improve, But Women Vets Still Struggle SourceCon: “Of the post-9/11 veterans, women have struggled the most with the job market,” notes John Zappe. “As the unemployment rate for male vets has gone from 12.3 percent in October 2011 to 9.2 percent last month, the rate for females has jumped from 10.9 percent a year ago to 15.5 percent last month.”
4. Veterans for Hire: How Companies Can Help Them Build Careers Huffington Post: “Veterans bring both important technical skills and profound life experience that can help us deepen our relationships with our people, our clients and our communities,” writes Nancy Altobello of Ernst & Young.
3. Firms Help Vets Move Into Manufacturing Careers USAToday: A few years ago, veteran hiring was touted as “the right thing to do for vets,” said Mike Haynie, executive director and founder of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University. But now it’s seen as “the right thing to do for business as well.”
2. Employers, Volunteers Help Veterans Transition From Warrior to Worker Oregon Live: Craig Snitker, an employment transition coordinator for Hero 2 Hired, said one of the keys to placing veterans in jobs is helping them prepare for interviews — specifically helping them understand how to describe their military skills in terms useful to private employers. “The translation is probably the biggest challenge we have with people applying.”
1. Obama Pledges to Improve Veterans’ Access to Jobs, Health Care Bloomberg Businessweek: “After a decade of war, our heroes are coming home,” President Obama said. “No one who fights for this country overseas should ever have to fight for a job, or a roof over their head, or the care that they have earned when they come home.”