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  1. A notice in a store window on Friday announces a retail job opening in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

    Post-9/11 vet jobless rate drops in September

    Unemployment for the latest generation of veterans tumbled in September, continuing a period of roller-coaster volatility for the measure, as the unemployment rate for the nation as a whole ticked down amid significant job gains, government data show.

    • Oct. 3, 2014
  2. Roughly two-thirds of veterans are likely to leave their first post-military job within two years because of problems like low job satisfaction and limited opportunities for advancement, according to a new survey by employment specialists. Staff Sgt. Alexis Ramos / Army

    Survey: 65% of vets likely to leave 1st civilian job within 2 years

    Roughly two-thirds of veterans are likely to leave their first post-military job within two years because of problems like low job satisfaction and limited opportunities for advancement, according to a new survey by employment specialists.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  3. U.S. awards $450M to link job training, employers

    The Obama administration is awarding nearly a half-billion dollars to community colleges that are partnering with employers on job training.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  4. A three-tour veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan has sued Gov. Rick Scott, pictured, and top officials at the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, whom he claims stripped him of his job because of his military service. Alex Wong/Getty Images

    Soldier sues Florida for discrimination

    A three-tour veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan has sued Gov. Rick Scott and top officials at the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, whom he claims stripped him of his job because of his military service.

    • Sep. 19, 2014
  5. U.S. to train veterans to install solar panels

    The U.S. will train at least 50,000 veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday.

    • Sep. 18, 2014
  6. Flexibility key for spouses, says AF secretary's husband

    In Frank Beatty's experience in the private sector, discussions about job losses and benefits cuts are not limited to the military community.

    • Sep. 15, 2014
  7. Post-9/11 vet unemployment at 8.1 percent in August

    The unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans dropped by more than a point in August, government data show, but the 8.1 percent rate is still well above the dramatic lows charted a few months ago.

    • Sep. 5, 2014
  8. Denise Hunter's career with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service has taken her from a food-service job in Germany to working side by side with CEO Tom Shull. Courtesy of AAFES

    Military spouses move up while constantly moving

    Denise Hunter began her career with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service in 1987 as a food service worker at an AAFES-owned Baskin-Robbins concession in Katterbach, Germany.

    • Aug. 2, 2014
  9. Post-9/11 vet unemployment rate jumps again in July

    The volatile unemployment rate for the youngest generation of veterans jumped again in July, reaching 9.2 percent, matching the highest monthly rate recorded so far this year, government data show.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  10. Some military household goods shipments 'held hostage'

    Some service members' household goods shipments are being held by subcontractors in an effort to force contractors to pay for other work they've performed, according to the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, the executive agency responsible for

    • Jun. 18, 2014
  11. Va. gets $3.4M grant for veteran employment

    Virginia is getting a $3.4 million federal grant to help veterans better gain employment.

    • Jun. 13, 2014
  12. Vet unemployment drops again in May, beating nation's unemployment rate

    The unemployment rate for the latest generation of veterans dropped significantly in May, falling a point below a steady national unemployment rate, government data show.

    • Jun. 6, 2014
  13. Vet hiring initiative sees swift progress

    The 100,000 Jobs Mission, which has already surpassed its initial goal of hiring that many vets by 2020, is nearly three-quarters of the way to its revised goal of 200,000 vet hires, according to a project official.

    • May. 7, 2014
  14. Post-9/11 vet unemployment holding steady under 7 percent

    The unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans was 6.8 percent in April, holding relatively steady and maintaining the significant drop in unemployment chalked up in March, government statistics show.

    • May. 2, 2014
  15. Sailor-turned-JetBlue technician Andre Lafabregue traded one tarmac for another. Courtesy of JetBlue

    Aviation certifications: Big payoff for learning technical job skills

    Former Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Andre Lafabregue tried other things, but he just couldn't scratch that itch.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  16. DoD appears to expect fewer jobless vets by 2015

    If the Pentagon's latest budget projections are any indication, the issue of veterans' unemployment may be easing.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  17. Post-9/11 monthly vet unemployment rate back down

    Following a big jump in February, the March unemployment rate for the latest generation of veterans saw an even bigger decrease, the Labor Department's latest employment report shows.

    • Apr. 4, 2014
  18. Veteran agriculture program to receive state funds

    West Virginia's governor has signed a bill to educate and support veterans in the field of agriculture.

    • Apr. 1, 2014
  19. Retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Shane Jaeger is a business development manager at Leidos, a defense contracting company based in Reston, Va. Mike Morones / Staff

    Breaking down pros & cons of public & private sectors

    After 27 years in the Navy, Lt. Cmdr. Shane Jaeger wanted to spend his post-military career doing something that felt close, familiar, comfortable. So he became a military contractor.

    • Mar. 26, 2014
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