militarytimes.com http://archive.militarytimes.com en-us Copyright 2015, militarytimes.com SaxoTech Online Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0400 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:08:04 -0400 15 Report: Retaining vets in civilian jobs should be employers' focus http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141110/NEWS/311100017 American companies have made great strides in recruiting veterans in recent years, according to a new study by the Rand Corp. Now the challenge is keeping those employees. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:38:00 -0400 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141110/NEWS/311100017 Unemployment rate for post-9/11 vets at 7.2 percent http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141107/JOBS/311070049 The unemployment rate for the newest generation of veterans jumped by 1 full percentage point in October, according to new federal data, but the figure of 7.2 percent is about average for 2014 and actually a marked improvement from last year's overall unemployment rate of 9 percent for that group. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 13:00:00 -0400 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141107/JOBS/311070049 Vets' entrepreneurship boot camp to include NHL alumni http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141103/JOBS/311030042 Officials with Syracuse University's veterans outreach programs are adding new recruits to their annual entrepreneurship boot camp: professional hockey players. Tue, 04 Nov 2014 11:38:00 -0400 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141103/JOBS/311030042 Tactical Veteran: Social media can be link to your next job http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141027/JOBS07/310270043 Gone are the days when handing out paper résumés to potential employers was the main way - and sometimes the only way - to land a job. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:20:00 -0400 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141027/JOBS07/310270043 These federal contractors are hiring vets now http://archive.militarytimes.com/interactive/article/20141019/JOBS02/310190027 Companies that do business with the federal government employ a big chunk of the U.S. workforce - and if you're a veteran looking to join their ranks, federal law requires that they give you a leg up. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:16:00 -0400 http://archive.militarytimes.com/interactive/article/20141019/JOBS02/310190027 Overseas federal contractor jobs common in industry http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141019/JOBS/310190026 After Scott Lang's tours in Iraq and Kuwait, you might think the last thing he would want to do is go back to the Middle East. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:21:00 -0400 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141019/JOBS/310190026 Tactical Veteran: Heal your wounds to prepare for civilian life http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141014/JOBS07/310140053 Separating from the military is tough enough in and of itself, but many veterans leave the military with issues that make their transition much more difficult. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:53:00 -0400 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141014/JOBS07/310140053 American Legion boss: Vets have earned federal hiring preference http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141010/JOBS/310100050 The American Legion has a message for federal workers upset over veterans preference rules: Get over it. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:59:00 -0400 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141010/JOBS/310100050 Post-9/11 vet jobless rate drops in September http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141003/NEWS/310030053 Unemployment for the latest generation of veterans tumbled in September, continuing a period of roller-coaster volatility for the measure, as the unemployment rate for the nation as a whole ticked down amid significant job gains, government data show. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 11:26:00 -0400 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141003/NEWS/310030053 Tactical Veteran: A deeper dive on landing apprenticeships http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141002/JOBS07/310020061 In my last column, I looked at three organizations that give veterans an opportunity to get their foot in the door of a blue-collar job through apprenticeship opportunities. This week, I go a little deeper into the details. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:05:00 -0400 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141002/JOBS07/310020061 Survey: 65% of vets likely to leave 1st civilian job within 2 years http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141001/JOBS/310010058 Roughly two-thirds of veterans are likely to leave their first post-military job within two years because of problems like low job satisfaction and limited opportunities for advancement, according to a new survey by employment specialists. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:36:00 -0400 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20141001/JOBS/310010058 U.S. awards $450M to link job training, employers http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20140929/EDU/309290025 The Obama administration is awarding nearly a half-billion dollars to community colleges that are partnering with employers on job training. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:38:00 -0400 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20140929/EDU/309290025 Soldier sues Florida for discrimination http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20140919/NEWS/309190057 A three-tour veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan has sued Gov. Rick Scott and top officials at the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, whom he claims stripped him of his job because of his military service. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:06:00 -0400 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20140919/NEWS/309190057 Tactical Veteran: Apprenticeships can be path to solid career http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20140918/JOBS07/309180060 In my last column, I talked a bit about 'blue-collar' occupations and broke down some of the pathways into those careers. This week I'd like to talk in a bit of detail about another such potential pathway: apprenticeships. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:21:00 -0400 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20140918/JOBS07/309180060 U.S. to train veterans to install solar panels http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20140918/JOBS/309180042 The U.S. will train at least 50,000 veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:25:00 -0400 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20140918/JOBS/309180042 A gym & a prayer: Marine vet's CrossFit business draws on personal ties http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20140916/JOBS05/309160052 Pete Doan tried the working man's life after leaving the Marine Corps in 2010. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:01:00 -0400 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20140916/JOBS05/309160052 Flexibility key for spouses, says AF secretary's husband http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS/309150053 In Frank Beatty's experience in the private sector, discussions about job losses and benefits cuts are not limited to the military community. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:31:00 -0400 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20140915/NEWS/309150053 Post-9/11 vet unemployment at 8.1 percent in August http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20140905/JOBS/309050037 The unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans dropped by more than a point in August, government data show, but the 8.1 percent rate is still well above the dramatic lows charted a few months ago. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:45:00 -0400 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20140905/JOBS/309050037 Tactical Veteran: Maybe a blue-collar job is perfect for you http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20140903/JOBS07/309030035 The thought of attending college for two or more years may have you thinking of passing up the chance to use your GI Bill benefits. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:59:00 -0400 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20140903/JOBS07/309030035 Pilot program to launch to help spouses earn college credit http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20140830/BENEFITS/308300055 Defense officials are launching a pilot program in the fall that will help military spouses put together portfolios of education and work experience for possible college credit. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:49:00 -0400 http://archive.militarytimes.com/article/20140830/BENEFITS/308300055