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by Shareem Kilkenny, VCCS, CPRW/CC
Time and time again we get former military clients requesting a “generic” resume – basically one that can be used for every job application for the foreseeable future. The idea here is that the clients want our writers to make a list of all the places they’ve worked and everything they did since they graduated high school; and they believe this will be just enough to get them an interview. This
At the signing of the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act in early August, President Obama made another plea to Congress to sign legislation creating a Veterans Job Corps (VJC). According to the Administration, the program will put up to 20,000 unemployed veterans to work over the next five years. The plan is for the veterans to work to restore habitats, eradicate invasive species, maintain public lands, and operate public facilities. Additionally, according to the White House, the VJC jobs will repair and rehabilitate trails, roads,
As anyone who’s served in combat will attest to, war changes you. For some, these changes are subtle and relatively harmless; but for others the changes can be detrimental, and even permanent. For some the changes occur immediately, and are easily recognizable. But for others, these changes can happen gradually over time, and can be less obvious – but no less damaging.
According to a new report from the Institute of Medicine (IoM), Veterans and service members with PTSD need better access to prompt care, and their treatments should be tracked.
Are you a veteran that’s interested in owning a franchise? Well you’re not alone. Perhaps a result of the tough job market, many veterans are deciding to go to entrepreneurial route, and franchising reduces some of the stress and uncertainty. An article posted by Business Insider (BI) also suggested that franchise industry advocates have been specifically targeting veterans more aggressively as of late. “The focus of this seemingly industry-wide lead-generation effort is on the thousands upon thousands of our military men and women who are returning from two wars.”
On November 21, 2011, President Obama signed the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 into law which established the Veteran Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) in title II of Pub. L. 112-56. The VRAP directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in cooperation with the Department of Labor (DOL), to pay for up to 12 months of a retraining assistance in a “high demand” occupation for unemployed eligible veterans between the ages of 35 and 60 as determined by DOL and VA.
The program may enroll up to 45,000 veterans in
As most of you know, this Tuesday (4 Nov) is Midterm Election Day. While many people – veterans and non-veterans alike – overlook the midterm elections, this day could prove critical to the long-term health of our nations veterans. It’s not enough for politicians to give us lip service by repeating the “support our troops” slogan, and wearing American flag lapels. It’s time for them to take meaningful action to improve veterans’ quality of life. And it is time for veterans to hold both parties accountable for their actions –