by Shareem Kilkenny
All indications are pointing to a 2013 job market that is at least as rough as 2012. Whatever improvements there will be, will be subtle. According to a mid-December Reuters News report, the U.S. unemployment rate could level off at around 7.7 percent, or even turn higher depending on how fast discouraged job seekers return to the job hunt. The bottom line unfortunately is that if you’ve recently separated from the military, or will be over the next year, the job picture may not look any rosier for
by Kester Kilkenny
As the automatic spending cuts, otherwise known as the fiscal cliff looms, many of you may be asking yourselves what the impact will be on you and your families. The good news is that, if the Republicans in Congress can’t reach a bipartisan compromise with the Obama Administration, veterans will largely be protected. But some programs will be threatened; and with weeks to go, and little sign of compromise evident, the clock is indeed ticking.
According to Rep. Jeff Miller from Florida, who chairs the House Committee on Veterans
by Kester Kilkenny
Both Romney and Obama claim to have plans to create jobs; but which one has the best plan to help veterans specifically find jobs. Nearly one in three Americans who fought to defend us in Iraq and Afghanistan cannot find a job once they leave the military. While the nation’s unemployment rate in August was 8.1 percent, the unemployment rate of military veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan is almost 29 percent. To make matters worse, the military is downsizing in an effort to reign in the national
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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.