navytimes.com http://www.navytimes.com en-us Copyright 2014, navytimes.com SaxoTech Online Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:44:31 -0400 15 Best for Vets: Employers 2014 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140414/JOBS06/304140029 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140414/JOBS06/304140029 DoD appears to expect fewer jobless vets by 2015 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140409/JOBS/304090048 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140409/JOBS/304090048 Post-9/11 monthly vet unemployment rate back down http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140404/NEWS/304040047 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140404/NEWS/304040047 Tactical Veteran: Many resources available for transitioning children http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140401/JOBS07/304010046 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140401/JOBS07/304010046 Veteran agriculture program to receive state funds http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140401/EDU/304010040 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140401/EDU/304010040 Breaking down pros & cons of public & private sectors http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140326/JOBS/303260044 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140326/JOBS/303260044 Former Ranger's flip-flop company aids conflict areas http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140320/JOBS05/303200064 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140320/JOBS05/303200064 Post-9/11 veterans employment improves but still lags civilian rate http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140320/JOBS02/303200063 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140320/JOBS02/303200063 Tactical Veteran: Make a job contingency plan http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140318/JOBS07/303180055 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140318/JOBS07/303180055 Senator introduces jobs, small business bills to help vets http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140314/NEWS05/303140045 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140314/NEWS05/303140045 Post-9/11 vet unemployment rate jumps to 9.2 percent http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140307/JOBS/303070016 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140307/JOBS/303070016 DoD plans no cuts to spouse tuition program, official says http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140306/NEWS/303060026 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140306/NEWS/303060026 Tactical Veteran: Another test that can earn you college credit http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140305/JOBS07/303050024 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140305/JOBS07/303050024 Entrepreneuri@l success story: Ranger Up reaches new heights among online retailers http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140226/OFFDUTY/302260011 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140226/OFFDUTY/302260011 Leadership program opens for new, recent separating troops http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140221/NEWS/302210031 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140221/NEWS/302210031 Job reboot: Retired colonel indulges his passion as a ski instructor http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140219/EDU/302190020 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140219/EDU/302190020 Customs and Border Protection offers adventure and familiar mission http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140219/EDU/302190019 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140219/EDU/302190019 PTSD can affect civilian hiring - here's how to manage it on the job http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140219/JOBS02/302190013 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140219/JOBS02/302190013 Deal with credit issues and keep a security clearance http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140219/NEWS/302190011 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140219/NEWS/302190011 Spouses learn how to flex political muscle http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140219/NEWS/302190005 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140219/NEWS/302190005 Tactical Veteran: Save time, money with CLEP exams http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140212/JOBS07/302120016 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140212/JOBS07/302120016 Tactical Veteran: More states offering in-state tuition to vets http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140211/JOBS07/302110020 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140211/JOBS07/302110020 Tactical Veteran: Mentally, financially prepare to start your business http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140211/JOBS07/302110019 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140211/JOBS07/302110019 Big business: Vets should start transition process early http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140210/JOBS02/302100019 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140210/JOBS02/302100019 Jobless rate for recent vets increased in January http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140207/JOBS/302070016 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140207/JOBS/302070016 Unemployment rate for vets dropped in December http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140110/JOBS/301100008 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140110/JOBS/301100008 Tactical Veteran: Vet entrepreneurs give advice to startup hopefuls http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140106/JOBS07/301060014 Separating from the military is like beginning a new life, with seemingly infinite new choices. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 11:08:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140106/JOBS07/301060014 Tactical Veteran: Resources, mentors offer small-business starting points http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140106/JOBS07/301060015 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140106/JOBS07/301060015 Tactical Veteran: Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset? http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131212/JOBS07/312120013 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131212/JOBS07/312120013 Aviation schools prepare for boom in drone jobs http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131212/EDU/312120002 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131212/EDU/312120002 Charity awards $300k to nonprofits that support female vets http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131210/NEWS/312100027 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131210/NEWS/312100027 Slight improvement in vets jobless rate in November http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131206/BENEFITS04/312060007 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131206/BENEFITS04/312060007 Tactical Veteran: 7 tips to avoid 'unemployment fatigue' http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131118/JOBS07/311180026 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131118/JOBS07/311180026 Tactical Veteran: State benefits to boost civilian job prospects http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131104/JOBS07/311040036 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131104/JOBS07/311040036 Looking for a law enforcement job? Check out Military Times Online Career Fair http://www.militarytimes.com/section/static25 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131028/JOBS04/310280033 Vets' unemployment rate inches up in September http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131022/JOBS/310220011 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131022/JOBS/310220011 Tactical Veteran: Keep your eyes open for generous state education benefits for veterans http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131021/JOBS07/310210034 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131021/JOBS07/310210034 Methodology http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131015/JOBS06/310150038 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131015/JOBS06/310150038 Best for Vets: Law Enforcement 2014 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131015/JOBS06/310150020 Transitioning to law enforcement could preserve your military retirement credit. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:45:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131015/JOBS06/310150020 Career tips from top contractors http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131015/JOBS02/310150021 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131015/JOBS02/310150021 Labor rules to boost employment for vets, disabled http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131015/JOBS02/310150023 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131015/JOBS02/310150023 Spot a bad job before you take it http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131015/JOBS02/310150022 Jenny learned the hard way whom to work for - or not. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 16:13:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131015/JOBS02/310150022 Ex-Navy helo pilot finds new calling as comedic tour guide http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131014/JOBS04/310140025 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131014/JOBS04/310140025 Female vets benefit from entrepreneur program http://www.navytimes.com/article/20130924/JOBS03/309240014 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 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20130924/JOBS03/309240014 Spouses: Share your employment experiences http://www.navytimes.com/article/20130920/JOBS/309200017 Military spouses are encouraged to participate in an anonymous survey about their employment experiences. Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:52:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20130920/JOBS/309200017