- Category: Blog
- Created on Friday, October 10 2014
First, a brief clarification on the note sent concerning the Veterans in Piping (VIP) program. VIP is open to military personnel preparing to leave the service and currently stationed at a participating base. Participants must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and be physically capable of performing work.
For more information, visit http://www.uavip.org/.Apologies for any confusion.
- Category: Society & Politics
- Created on Monday, October 06 2014
- Category: Job Trends
- Created on Friday, October 03 2014
As with the first Friday of every month, the BLS employment statistics were released today. Attached is our ‘cheat sheet’ for your use and information. The Veteran unemployment rate went down in the month of September to 5.9% and the quarterly rate for the quarter was unchanged from the second quarter at 5.4%.
The National unemployment rate went down from 6.1 to 5.9%.
- 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.