After being unemployed for a year, James, a veteran of the Iraq War, decides to take action… that negatively affects his relationship with his girlfriend Stacy.
Resources for veterans who are unemployed
At one point, the unemployment rate for veterans was even grimmer than the unemployment rate for the general population. Most upsetting, as of November 2011 the unemployment rate for young veterans was 30%! However, it looks like things are looking up for unemployed vets. Recently President Barack Obama called for a new program that would put veterans to work rebuilding roads, trails, and levees on public land. A recent report also showed that the overall unemployment rate for veterans has dropped in the past year.
And there are a number of resources that aim to help unemployed veterans find jobs, including the Gold Card – a card that provides post-9/11 vets with extra support as they transition out of the military. Once you’ve downloaded your Veteran Gold Card, you can get six months of personalized case management, assessments, and counseling at about 3,000 One-Stop Career Centers around the country.
Also, JP Morgan Chase and many other leading U.S. companies have launched the 100,000 Jobs Mission that has a goal of hiring 100,000 transitioning service members and military veterans by 2020. So far 6,606 veterans have been hired through this campaign.
Job Sites for Veterans
- Military.com Job Search
- Veterans Career Fair
- Feds Hire Vets
- Helmets to Hardhats
- My Next Move For Veterans
- USAJobs for Veterans
- Troops to Teachers
- Hire Heroes USA Job Search
- Wounded Marine Careers
- VetJobs Search
- Hire Patriots Job Search
- Veterans Job Bank
- Jobs For People with Disabilities
- U.S. Department of Labor Jobs for Veterans
- IRS Jobs for Veterans
- Employer Partnership of the Armed Services
- Employment Action Center for Minnesota Veterans
Starting Own Business as a Veteran
- Veterans Business Outreach Center
- Online Training Seminars For Vets Starting Own Business
- Work at Home Careers
- Veteran Crisis Line
- Veteran Benefits
- Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service Members
- National Facility Locator
- Transition Assistance
- Relocation Resources