I’d like to start off by saying thank you to all of our nation’s veterans for your service. In honor of Veteran’s Day, I’m dedicating this edition of my weekend reads post to veteran-related employment news. As our soldiers return from conflicts abroad they can play a big part in rebuilding the nation’s economy, hopefully making it a greener economy in the process.
The White House is doing what it can to ease the transition from active duty soldier to civilian employee with the Veterans Job Bank website. The website can help connect veterans with job opportunities around the country. In addition to providing job search assistance, the website also has sections dedicated to education and training opportunities, homeless assistance, volunteer positions and more.
Earlier this week Veterans Green Jobs announced that it would receive a $750,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to continue to train veterans for green jobs. This specific grant will help the organization provide training to approximately 1,000 veterans as well as help them transition into full-time employment.
This Henderson Press article examines the growing demand for home health care providers for the elderly in Nevada. Visiting Angels, an agency that provides these services, is actively recruiting military veterans for open positions. The company has identified a growing need for male service providers, which is unusual in this female-dominated field.
While location, location, location may be the mantra of real estate agents, it may also be something that returning veterans want to consider. A new survey reveals that Oklahoma City is the best place in the country for veterans to find work.
“The study is based on criteria such as the prevalence of jobs that draw on military skills, veteran-owned businesses and federal government jobs, the extent to which military pensions are taxed by state governments and the area's unemployment rate.”