Veterans Battle Joblessness

Veterans Battle Joblessness

By Debbie Gregory.

Various organizations have been formed to promote veteran employment. Military veterans who are transitioning into civilian life are still finding it difficult to land a job. Our military veterans have served this country faithfully, and deserve the best post military employment.

The Federal Government has a long and outstanding record of employing veterans. Veterans have technical skills in areas of critical importance, and many Veterans have the security clearances required for some Federal positions. Federal service provides a means for veterans to continue their noble service to this country.

Hiring Our Heroes, a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, was launched in March 2011 as a nationwide initiative to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment.

Hiring Our Heroes has hosted more than 530 hiring fairs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. Through December 31, 2012, more than 18,400 veterans and military spouses had obtained jobs.  As Hiring Our Heroes enters its third year, they are developing online programs to complement the hiring fairs in order to better address the systemic employment issues facing veterans, transitioning servicemembers and military spouses.

MilitaryConnection.com is a leader in the military and veteran realms for connecting prime military candidates with outstanding career opportunities in both the government and civilian sectors. The military jobs section of our site serves as a portal to many of the jobs available in the government sector and can serve as a crucial element in any job search. MilitaryConnection.com offers a multitude of career-related information and resources to those interested in pursuing a career in a government job after their active military service is complete. The best thing about using MilitaryConnection.com’s resources they are all free to users. Register as a job seeker to gain access to the thousands of jobs advertised daily on our site. It is free and can make a world of difference in your job search.