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Fort Benning, Georgia, and Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Microsoft Is Training Service Members For Civilian Careers In The IT Industry

Sunday, August 21, 2016 | Category: Employment - National

Nearly 12% of all unfulfilled jobs in the U.S. are in the IT field. In October 2016, the Microsoft Software & Systems Academy will be offered in two new locations including Fort Benning, Georgia, and Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

In addition to these two new sites, the Academy is active in three other stateside locations and another six locations are projected to open as noted on this article's map.

Center for Women Veterans Partners on eMentoring for Women Veterans

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | Category: Employment - National

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Women Veterans is partnering with the AcademyWomen’s eMentoring program to empower women veterans the opportunity to reach their full personal and professional potential. Women veterans now have access to online, web-based mentorship support from veteran and non-veteran mentors.

Why is this so important? Women veterans represent one of the fastest growing segments of the veteran population, but they often do not self-identify as a military veteran and others do not ask ask if they served in the military. They could lose out on seeking available veteran employment preferences, which could adversely impact their competitiveness in the job market. The eMentor program could give them "an edge" by building confidence and knowledge.

Labor Department Offers Career Boost for Women Veterans

Friday, March 4, 2016 | Category: Employment - National

Nancy Glowacki, the women veteran program manager of the U.S. Labor Department's Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS), notes that “transitioning service members and veterans may experience culture shock, difficulty translating their skills for the civilian work environment, unfamiliarity with the civilian job search process, and more.” VETS added the "Employment Assistance for Women Veterans Webinar" to its webpage. “In this 31-minute video, women veterans can learn about free self-paced classes available online, free individualized services in their local community where veterans receive priority of service, and more intensive case management for veterans who have greater challenges with employment,” says Glowacki.

Veteran Underemployment Represents Growing Concern

Sunday, January 17, 2016 | Category: Employment - National

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, veterans continue to have a higher unemployment rate than non-veterans and veterans of the recent Middle East conflicts have a higher rate than other veteran populations. Female veterans with Gulf War-era II experience have greater unemployment rates than male veterans who served during this same time period. And, active duty servicewomen may struggle more finding employment than National Guard and Reserve women.

Schultz Family Foundation, U.S. Department of Defense Join with Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families to Launch Innovative Military Transition Program

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | Category: Employment - National

The Schultz Family Foundation (SFF), the U.S. Department of Defense and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) launched "Onward to Opportunity," a groundbreaking national program that will deliver tailored, industry-specific training and certifications to service members and spouses on U.S. military bases prior to transition. Program participants with develop skill sets to immediately qualify them to work for leading U.S. companies, resulting in a seamless transition from military careers to civilian employment. In 2015, "Onward to Opportunity," supported by a unique coalition of Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies and nonprofits, will launch nationwide on up to six military bases and communities.

First Person: Job Market is a Tough Sell for Women Veterans

Monday, April 8, 2013 | Category: Employment - National

In a January 2013 survey of more than 4,000 veterans, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) found that 16 percent were unemployed. Among these unemployed newer vets, 33.8 percent had gone without a job for more than a year, while 17 percent had been without a job for more than two years.

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