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  1. An airman puts on protective gear before pressure washing a loader. Some troops want to continue working with their hands when they leave military service. Senior Airman Brittany Auld/ / Air Force

    Tactical Veteran: Maybe a blue-collar job is perfect for you

    The thought of attending college for two or more years may have you thinking of passing up the chance to use your GI Bill benefits.

    • Sep. 3, 2014
  2. Pilot program to launch to help spouses earn college credit

    Defense officials are launching a pilot program in the fall that will help military spouses put together portfolios of education and work experience for possible college credit.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  3. More than a hundred employers and community leaders attend the Fort Bragg Veterans Jobs Summit on Tuesday at Fort Bragg, N.C. The two-day summit is held in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundations Hiring Our Heroes program, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Army. Sara D. Davis/AP Images for U.S. Chamber of Commer

    Vets in workforce ramp up as military gears down

    About 1,200 soldiers were ordered and urged by Fort Bragg brass to prepare Wednesday for their future mission: transition to a civilian job.

    • Aug. 13, 2014
  4. Military veteran Lakeisha Bonner stands in line at a job fair in Detroit in 2012. Thousands of veterans are in Detroit this week for job fair, open house, and small business conference. Paul Sancya / The Associated Press

    Vets everywhere can log on to virtual job fair

    Hiring Our Heroes wants to take its veterans job fairs beyond major cities to small towns across the country.

    • Aug. 11, 2014
  5. Commentary: Industry credentials are solid first step in transition

    Many programs and initiatives have been launched over the past few years to help veterans get civilian jobs, and many employers have committed to hire and even train veterans.

    • Jul. 16, 2014
  6. Post-9/11 veterans unemployment at 7 percent in June

    Following a sharp drop in May, the unemployment rate for the youngest generation of veterans jumped substantially in June, government data show.

    • Jul. 3, 2014
  7. STEM skills more important to employers than bachelor's degree, study indicates

    High school graduates with a background in science, technology, engineering and math are in higher demand in the job market than college grads without such skill, according to a new Brookings Institution study.

    • Jul. 1, 2014
  8. Recruiters & business owners talk hard-to-fill jobs

    Gunnery Sgt. Chris Albright left the Marine Corps in 2013 and jumped right into his new career as owner of CMIT Solutions in northern Virginia, a national information technology franchise.

    • Jun. 9, 2014
  9. Spencer Kympton, center, president of The Mission Continues, speaks to the group's new fellows before their May 17 swearing-in at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Mission Continues

    For veteran volunteers, story is part of the work

    Jules Toraya rattled off his life story as quickly as he could: a desire for public service, five years in the Army, environmental work for the last four, and now a new fellowship to help vets find jobs. Then he glanced at the clock.

    • May. 28, 2014
  10. First lady Michelle Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, April 11, during an event for caregivers of veterans. The first lady announced Wednesday the launch of a new website for veterans to help them connect with potential employers. Jacquelyn Martin / AP

    First lady announcing one-stop job site for vets

    Aiming to streamline employment resources for people leaving the military, the government is creating an integrated website that can help job-seekers create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database of veterans and their spouses for co

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  11. 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
  12. USAA veteran employees, from left, Charles A. Lane, Richard F. Katona, Jacqueline Vilches, Mary Theresa Perez and John DuQue IV. Courtesy of USAA

    Best for Vets: Employers 2014

    Troops transitioning out of the military often worry that the jobs they did in uniform will be irrelevant to the jobs they want out of uniform.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  13. Post-9/11 veterans employment improves but still lags civilian rate

    Employment for the latest generation of veterans improved in 2013 but still lags well behind that of civilians, according to a new government report.

    • Mar. 20, 2014
  14. Post-9/11 vet unemployment rate jumps to 9.2 percent

    The unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans jumped in February, nearly erasing the gains of a few months ago, Bureau of Labor Statistics data show.

    • Mar. 7, 2014
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