en-us Copyright 2014, SaxoTech Online Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:44:31 -0400 15 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. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:31:00 -0400 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. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:13:00 -0400 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. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:05:00 -0400 Tactical Veteran: Many resources available for transitioning children Service members usually go through some substantive changes when they leave the military. Military children go through transition issues as well - but they may do it many times over the course of their young lives. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:24:00 -0400 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. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 08:57:00 -0400 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. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:49:00 -0400 Former Ranger's flip-flop company aids conflict areas As an Army Ranger, Capt. Matthew Griffin never really believed military action in Afghanistan was a solution - a necessary heavy boot in the door, sure, but not something that would build lasting peace. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:09:00 -0400 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. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:05:00 -0400 Tactical Veteran: Make a job contingency plan Like most Military Times readers, I've been following the news about the latest Defense Department budget cuts that could force thousands of service members into an early, unplanned transition from military to civilian life. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:57:00 -0400 Senator introduces jobs, small business bills to help vets New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has introduced two bills to help veterans look for jobs and start small businesses. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:19:00 -0400 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. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:57:00 -0400 DoD plans no cuts to spouse tuition program, official says Many troops and families may be worried about the future of family support and community programs, but one program that isn't suffering from budget woes is the military spouse tuition program - Military Spouse Career Advancement Account, or MyCAA. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:12:00 -0400 Tactical Veteran: Another test that can earn you college credit In my last column, I talked about the College-Level Examination Program tests that can earn you college credit for things you already know. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:11:00 -0400 Entrepreneuri@l success story: Ranger Up reaches new heights among online retailers A veteran-owned T-shirt company with a strong following among soldiers has been named one of the 'Hot 100' companies for 2014 by Internet Retailer, the major trade publication in e-commerce. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 10:30:00 -0400 Leadership program opens for new, recent separating troops Troops who plan to leave the military within the next three to six months, or have recently left, may be eligible to apply for a leadership program aimed at helping them make the transition to the corporate world. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:02:00 -0400 Job reboot: Retired colonel indulges his passion as a ski instructor Ski lifts bob up the mountain into a soupy mid-winter fog. Below dangling skis, the snowpack is thin and icy. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:22:00 -0400 Customs and Border Protection offers adventure and familiar mission Roaring across no-man's land on their all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and horses, members of the U.S. Border Patrol pursued and apprehended some 365,000 illegal immigrants in 2012. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:45:00 -0400 PTSD can affect civilian hiring - here's how to manage it on the job When special ops Sgt. Travis Cox exited the Marines in 2011, he worried that his post-traumatic stress, the result of a two-year tour in Iraq, might interfere with efforts to find and keep a job. But it didn't turn out that way. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:43:00 -0400 Deal with credit issues and keep a security clearance A security clearance comes with benefits. You can apply for jobs that others can't reach, and you'll probably get paid more. But there are hurdles. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:19:00 -0400 Spouses learn how to flex political muscle As a military spouse with a mobile lifestyle, Tatiana Matta knows she has her work cut out for her if she wants to run for political office on the local, state or national level. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 10:39:00 -0400 Tactical Veteran: Save time, money with CLEP exams Whether you're still in uniform or have already separated, you may be looking for a way to earn college credit that will have minimal impact on your busy schedule. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:13:00 -0400 Tactical Veteran: More states offering in-state tuition to vets Many states are offering nonresident veterans in-state tuition for public colleges, although we still have a long way to go to get them all onboard. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:01:00 -0400 Tactical Veteran: Mentally, financially prepare to start your business In my last couple of columns, I've tried to offer some ways to think outside the box about laying the groundwork to become an entrepreneur when you separate from the military. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:01:00 -0400 Big business: Vets should start transition process early Bigwigs at some of America's largest corporations agree: Troops need to start planning much earlier to have a smooth and successful transition from the military to the private sector. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:03:00 -0400 Jobless rate for recent vets increased in January The unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans ticked up in January, while the nation's overall unemployment rate held relatively steady, according to new Labor Department data. Sat, 08 Feb 2014 13:24:00 -0400 Unemployment rate for vets dropped in December The unemployment rate for Post-9/11 veterans, as well as for the vet population as a whole, fell sharply in December, while the nation's unemployment rate also dipped, Labor Department data show. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:34:00 -0400 Tactical Veteran: Vet entrepreneurs give advice to startup hopefuls Separating from the military is like beginning a new life, with seemingly infinite new choices. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 11:08:00 -0400 Tactical Veteran: Resources, mentors offer small-business starting points Over the last couple of columns, I've offered advice from fellow veterans who are entrepreneurs and finding success in business. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 11:09:00 -0400 Tactical Veteran: Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset? How many times have you heard someone tell you that your military background will give you an edge in landing a job on the outside? Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:35:00 -0400 Aviation schools prepare for boom in drone jobs A growing number of American students are eager to cash in on expected boom market for drone operators after more unmanned aircraft become legal to fly in U.S. airspace, which could happen in the next few years. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 08:17:00 -0400 Charity awards $300k to nonprofits that support female vets Newman's Own Foundation has awarded a total of $300,000 to seven nonprofit organizations that help female veterans with career development. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:03:00 -0400 Slight improvement in vets jobless rate in November The nation's jobless rate fell to 7 percent in November, the lowest level in five years, but an economy that created just 203,000 net new jobs provided only slight gains for veterans. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:33:00 -0400 Tactical Veteran: 7 tips to avoid 'unemployment fatigue' Separating from the military without having a job lined up is nerve-wracking enough. Being in the same position months later can be a lot worse. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:59:00 -0400 Tactical Veteran: State benefits to boost civilian job prospects In my last column, I focused on some of the state-level education benefits available to veterans. This time around, I'd like to discuss state-level employment benefits that can help you enhance your civilian job prospects. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:11:00 -0400 Looking for a law enforcement job? Check out Military Times Online Career Fair The Military Times Law Enforcement Career Fair is the ideal forum to explore opportunities and talk with recruiters actively seeking candidates. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:41:00 -0400 Vets' unemployment rate inches up in September The upward trend in unemployment for post-9/11 veterans continued in September, with the jobless rate climbing to 10.1 percent - the second straight month of double-digit unemployment for the group. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:02:00 -0400 Tactical Veteran: Keep your eyes open for generous state education benefits for veterans Most veterans know all about federal education benefits: the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program and more. But fewer know what state benefits can help them - and even their spouses and children. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:20:00 -0400 Methodology Military Times EDGE invited law enforcement agencies across the country to participate in our rigorous, 90-plus-question survey evaluating organizations on their military recruiting, service member-related policies, rules for reservists and departmental c Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:48:00 -0400 Best for Vets: Law Enforcement 2014 Transitioning to law enforcement could preserve your military retirement credit. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:45:00 -0400 Career tips from top contractors Capt. Sara Behr left the active Army in 2003, and while she has stayed in uniform as a company commander in the Minnesota ArmyNational Guard, she also wanted her day job to reflect her ongoing commitment to the mission. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 16:17:00 -0400 Labor rules to boost employment for vets, disabled Veterans and disabled workers who often struggle to find work could have an easier time landing a job under new federal regulations. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 16:13:00 -0400 Spot a bad job before you take it Jenny learned the hard way whom to work for - or not. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 16:13:00 -0400 Ex-Navy helo pilot finds new calling as comedic tour guide Retired Navy Cmdr. Troy Johnson doesn't a mind a bit that it was only after leaving the Navy that he got promoted to captain and placed in command of his own ship. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 16:17:00 -0400 Female vets benefit from entrepreneur program Janell Farnsworth knew she eventually wanted to expand her business. But after attending a conference for female veteran entrepreneurs, she realized she's ready now. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:50:00 -0400 Spouses: Share your employment experiences Military spouses are encouraged to participate in an anonymous survey about their employment experiences. Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:52:00 -0400