|Veterans Employment Numbers Are Up |
Is There a Government Program to Help You Find Employment?
CNN recently reported that the jobless rate for veterans has dropped over the last few months. According to CNN, "The jobless rate for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans has fallen to 7.6%, well below the overall U.S. unemployment rate of 8.3%, and nearly five percentage points below the 12.5% rate for veterans a year ago." It is great to see these improvements in the employment rates, but we know there is a long way to go to help improve overall veterans employment rates. The government agrees, and recently created the Veterans Jobs Corps Initiative, which provides government funds to hire veterans in the public sector, and the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, which expands GI Bill benefits for veterans age 35-60. We have covered these programs in the past, but they are worth highlighting again, particularly as the economy continues to improve. Hopefully one of these programs will help you find work if you are job searching.
Sean P Eagan
Former Chairman American Cold War Veterans