en-us Copyright 2015, 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 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 Unemployment rate for post-9/11 vets at 7.2 percent 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 Vets' entrepreneurship boot camp to include NHL alumni 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 Tactical Veteran: Social media can be link to your next job 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 These federal contractors are hiring vets now 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 Overseas federal contractor jobs common in industry 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 Tactical Veteran: Heal your wounds to prepare for civilian life 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 American Legion boss: Vets have earned federal hiring preference 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 Post-9/11 vet jobless rate drops in September 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 Tactical Veteran: A deeper dive on landing apprenticeships 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 Survey: 65% of vets likely to leave 1st civilian job within 2 years 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 U.S. awards $450M to link job training, employers 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 Soldier sues Florida for discrimination 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 Tactical Veteran: Apprenticeships can be path to solid career 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 U.S. to train veterans to install solar panels 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 A gym & a prayer: Marine vet's CrossFit business draws on personal ties Pete Doan tried the working man's life after leaving the Marine Corps in 2010. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:01:00 -0400 Flexibility key for spouses, says AF secretary's husband 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 Post-9/11 vet unemployment at 8.1 percent in August 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 Tactical Veteran: Maybe a blue-collar job is perfect for you 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 Pilot program to launch to help spouses earn college credit 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