- Category: Advice & Tips
- Created on Monday, September 22 2014
At first glance, the recent reports on the employment of veterans make it seem like things are looking up. For example, the overall unemployment rate for all veterans dipped down to 6.6 percent this year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
However, post 9/11 veterans have a 50 percent greater unemployment rate than the average civilian population, and even though studies show, according to Crain’s Detroit Business, that it’s good for business to hire veterans, it remains true that they have a more difficult time finding the jobs they want than their fellow non-veterans.
- Category: Society & Politics
- Created on Wednesday, September 17 2014
Hiring Our Heroes and Uber Launch Partnership to Help Meet Goal in Next 18 Months
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program announced today a partnership with Uber that will help the company bring 50,000 veterans, service members, and military spouses onto the Uber platform as partner drivers over the next 18 months.
- Category: Aid Programs
- Created on Friday, September 12 2014
Did you know that Veterans have the opportunity to “earn and learn” in a Registered Apprenticeship while receiving GI Bill® education benefits? We want to help put Veterans in the driver’s seat when it comes to using their education benefits. We want them to be the most informed consumers …
That is why we are working together with the Department of Labor (DOL) to make GI Bill approval for registered apprenticeship programs a seamless process.
- Category: Job Trends
- Created on Friday, September 05 2014
As with the first Friday of every month, the BLS employment statistics were released today. National unemployment remained virtually unchanged, from 6.2% to 6.1% while the Veteran unemployment numbers went from 6.0% to 5.6%.
Thanks to all of you who are working directly or indirectly, to ensure our Veterans have meaningful employment.