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

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    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

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    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

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    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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  • Top franchises for veterans — new 2017 rankings

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    Money alone can’t buy you a Batteries Plus Bulbs franchise. 

    Come in with a questionable location, business plan or mindset, and the company might give your check right back to you. 

    “We’ll spend the time and the money to truly assess [the] market, to truly understand the candidate’s capabilities,” said John Twist, vice president of franchise and business development at Batteries Plus Bulbs. “We have turned people away before because, you know, they’re nice folks, but I guess they didn’t have either the right attitude or the right aptitude for this business.” 

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  • Program helps veterans interview for civilian jobs

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    A new program is using technology to help veterans find jobs.

    The program was created at the University of Southern California. The program was created to help people with autism practice for interviews. But the developer realized it could help veterans too.

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  • NAVSO News (July 2016 Edition)

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    Snapshot: #veteranstakeastance, Measuring Communities, Grant Map 2.0, Vet Employment & more!
     

    #VeteransTakeAStance

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  • Here are 5 things vets can do to make sure the American public gets it right

    Type of content: News

    Recent events, new suicide data and employer survey results paint a difficult picture of veterans in America. Veterans need to take an active role in changing trends and perceptions.

    The disheartening events in Dallas struck a heart-breaking blow to the families affected by the loss of life and the community around them. The veteran community, more broadly, reacted with shock and dismay when details surrounding the likely perpetrator indicated he was an honorably discharged Army veteran.

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  • Employer survey: Veterans viewed as heroes, but not necessarily a good hire

    Type of content: News

    The vast majority of Americans and employers see veterans as "heroes," but don't see them as "assets" within the community, a viewpoint that can keep them from the jobs they want, according to a survey and analysis by the Edelman marketing firm released Thursday.

    "The stereotyping of veterans as 'heroes' may create emotional distance between veterans and civilians making it difficult for community members to connect with veterans and see them as potential colleagues," the report said.

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  • NAVSO News (June 2016 Edition)

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    Snapshot: Measuring Communities is Coming, Grant Map 2.0, #BackVetsUp, Autism Certifications, Upcoming Webinar, Online Courses are live and White House Advocacy Efforts.  

     

    Measuring Communities

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