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  • Veterans Help Make San Diego a Hub for Start-Ups

    Type of content: News

    SAN DIEGO — For decades, politicians lobbied to bring military bases to their districts for one reason: jobs. A base is akin to a corporate headquarters, bringing with it jobs in related businesses.

    Here, the high concentration of military bases has turned the region into a growing entrepreneurial hub for veterans.

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  • Unemployment jumps to 6.5 percent for post-9/11 vets in November

    Type of content: News

    The unemployment rate for the latest generation of veterans jumped to 6.5 percent in November, a notable increase that brings the rate to its highest level of 2016, government data show. 

    But even with November's high unemployment rate included, the average 2016 rate is on track for 5 percent, a lower level of unemployment than has ever been recorded annually for post-9/11 veterans, Military Times calculations of Bureau of Labor Statistics information indicate. 

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  • Applicants won't have to disclose all mental health appointments on new security questionnaires

    Type of content: News

    In an effort to avoid discouraging potential applicants from seeking mental health care, intelligence officials have updated background security clearance questionnaires to make clear that seeking professional help won’t disqualify candidates from landing a job.

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  • Dealerships turning to veterans to ease shortage of technicians

    Type of content: News

    Audi and Jaguar Land Rover dealerships are turning to skilled military veterans to help ease the industry's chronic shortage of service technicians.

    Other brands should follow their lead and take advantage of this largely untapped resource.

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  • Michelle Obama's signature military initiative faces an uncertain future under Donald Trump

    Type of content: News

    Joining Forces officials this week will celebrate five years of work highlighting veterans and military families, but they’ll also be wondering what the next few months will mean for the future of the effort.

    The White House initiative — founded and led by first lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden — has been praised by many in the military community for successes in bridging the civilian-military divide, using media campaigns and corporate connections to tackle issues like veterans unemployment, military spouse credentialing and veterans homelessness. 

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  • Researchers find vets leave civilian jobs quickly, but for good reasons

    Type of content: News

    Nearly half of veterans leave their first civilian job within a year, but that may not be bad news, according to a new analysis by the Center for a New American Security.

    Researchers from the think tank’s Military, Veterans, and Society program found that turnover rate is comparable to civilians getting their first full-time job, and is usually the veterans’ choice. 

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  • Report: Civilian hiring managers love veterans, but don't always understand them

    Type of content: News

    Hiring managers see veterans as valuable recruits for civilian companies but still struggle with how to handle their concerns and professional development, according to a new survey released by the Hiring Our Heroes initiative on Wednesday.

    The study, which included interviews with 400 hiring professionals and 1,000 veterans, found that business leaders have helped make their corporate culture more welcoming to transitioning troops in recent years. They’re actively looking to hire veterans, and see them as ideal employees. 

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  • Pentagon Pushes 'Interstate Compacts' for Job Licensing

    Type of content: News

    The Defense Department is pushing state governments to adopt "interstate compacts" to make it easier for spouses to obtain professional licenses, such as those required for physical therapy.

    In the past, military spouses in careers that require a professional license, such as teaching or nursing, needed to meet benchmarks for their state-specific license before going back to work after moving to a new state. But the process can be lengthy and expensive, forcing spouses to put their careers on hold.

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  • Duty and Honor - How brands acknowledge and support active and retired members of the military, and what other brands can do to get involved

    Type of content: News

    Any company can contribute to the effort to support military service members and veterans. While some might simply make donations to one of thousands of military- and veteran-serving nonprofit organizations, a select few companies go a lot further, with integrated, multiyear initiatives that bring partners together and have a major sustained effect on helping those who have served.

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  • US eases truck driver testing rules for veterans

    Type of content: News

    US regulators are making it easier for military veterans to get jobs driving trucks by simplifying the process for veterans to obtain commercial driver learner’s permits or licenses. The rule change is meant to help tens of thousands of people trained to drive trucks for the military quickly find civilian jobs and to alleviate the long-term shortage of qualified truck drivers in the United States.

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