Tag Archives: Employment

Starting an online business from a Veteran’s perspective

With my business, I failed more times than I can count–and I say that proudly! Every time I failed, I learned one more vital lesson to achieving success. If you’re feeling discouraged at lack of progress, you’re heading in the right direction. There are barriers any new entrepreneur will encounter, and those who persist will inevitably succeed. As Veterans, we’ve ascertained a distinct advantage in our determination and positive spirit. You can utilize your military experience to build something awesome.

Read More

5 Comments

SSVF Changes the Future of a Homeless Vet

By DaVaughn Phillips In a region still recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, employment and housing can be difficult to come by for many Veterans. New Orleans has a high incidence of Veteran homelessness compared to other cities of …

Read More

8 Comments

Meaningful careers for military and Veteran spouses

When it came time to select a keynote speaker to kick off our Career Summit day of professional development, it was a no brainer. Rosye Cloud, the Senior Advisor for Veteran Employment (Veterans Benefits Administration) just gets it. We wish …

Read More

Leave a comment

VA seeking digital service experts

On the heels of the launch of the United States Digital Service, the Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for highly experienced digital service experts to join a similar VA-based team. VA is currently looking to hire a digital service …

Read More

3 Comments

The First Lady teams up with Redbook to support female Veterans

The following is cross-posted from Joining Forces. On Tuesday, October 7, Redbook unveiled their November issue, which features First Lady Michelle Obama and is dedicated to helping female veterans get jobs. The issue highlights five female veterans who visited the …

Read More

3 Comments

September 2014 Veteran unemployment; Veterans doing better than their civilian counterparts

The September 2014 unemployment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that Veterans as a whole are doing slightly better than non-Veterans. The 12-month rolling averages show that Veterans and non-Veterans overall are doing better than they were a …

Read More

1 Comment

National recruitment effort seeks to bring medical professionals to VA

In an effort to increase access to care, VA Secretary Bob McDonald recently launched a national recruitment campaign designed to bring needed medical professionals into the VA. “At VA, we have the most inspiring mission and the greatest clients of …

Read More

8 Comments

Veteran unemployment decreases; Gulf War II Veteran above national average despite decreases

The August 2014 unemployment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that Veterans are, as a whole, doing slightly better than non-Veterans. The 12-month rolling averages show that Veterans and non-Veterans overall are doing better than they were a …

Read More

2 Comments

Secretary McDonald announces the start of a national recruitment effort to bring needed medical professionals to VA

Recruitment of Additional Medical Providers Will Increase Access to Care Speaking to a crowd of medical students, residents and faculty at Duke University’s School of Medicine, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald today launched a recruiting initiative aimed at …

Read More

21 Comments

Couch to $30k: A Six Month Plan

General Manager of GE Transportation’s Global Signaling Solutions.
In just six months, with some post-military training, a little bit of research, and high-speed effort, you can land a career with great benefits that will make your mom proud and a salary that will make your battle buddies green with envy.

Read More

3 Comments