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  • Guest Blog: Want to Hire an Aircraft Carrier Driver? Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 1:38 PM ET

    If one were to consider the story of today’s military veterans, they are often stuck in a similar situation when it comes to securing a new career in our civilian society. It’s both a challenge to the out-processing military hero and to the company giving an interview.

  • Hiring Heroes Good Business, Right Thing To Do Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 10:10 AM ET

    At Lockheed Martin, we believe America’s veterans should not return from the front line to stand in the unemployment line … and we’re working to make sure that doesn’t happen.

  • GI Bill Benefit Cut Tied to Jump in Veteran Employment? Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 2:29 PM ET

    After charting five consecutive years of steady growth in the unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans, the Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported a sharp five-percentage point decline in January and February of this year, bringing the unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans below that of the general population for the first time since 2008.

  • Veterans Face New Battle in Private-Sector Job Market Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 11:51 AM ET
    Job applicants register at a military job fair for National Guardsmen, veterans and their families.

    The transition from serving in the U.S. Armed Forces to working in the private sector can be a difficult one.

  • Immelt: Why GE Believes in Hiring Our Heroes Sunday, 25 Mar 2012 | 3:06 PM ET

    "Veterans have led in the field; they can lead in a factory or research facility. Veterans believe in getting the job done and doing it in the right way," writes GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt.

  • From War to Wall Street Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 3:48 PM ET

    Although there are no shortages of veteran hiring initiatives on Wall Street, very few banks have hiring programs specifically for combat veterans. Despite all the hype, vets still have to apply online like everyone else and compete against other civilian job seekers, who typically have more relevant industry experience than they do.

  • Post-Military Careers Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 8:22 AM ET
    Military veterans face a massive adjustment when returning to civilian life. It’s not only a matter of transitioning from an ordered and regimented existence to a civilian’s more autonomous life; about a quarter of all Gulf War –era II veterans (anyone who served after September 2001) are also returning with a service-connected disability. However, disabled vets are working almost as much as non-disabled veterans (an unemployment rate of 9.1 percent in July 2010 vs 8.7 percent, according to the

    We consulted with Debbie Gregory of MilitaryConnection.com, as well as representatives from Military.com, for a list of the industries where the most ex-military personnel find work.

  • Veterans Are Turning to Start-ups Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 3:35 PM ET

    Faced with soaring unemployment rates, many returning Iraq and Afghan war veterans are taking matters into their own hands by starting their own businesses.

  • Facing Cutbacks, Veterans Worry About Jobs Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 1:15 PM ET
    U.S. Army Sgt. Joseph Evans scans the area through a pair of binoculars while Spc. Brendon Quisenberry pulls rear security during a security halt on a route reconnaissance mission near Mir-e, Afghanistan.

    With plans on the table to cut thousands of military jobs in the coming months, new research shows the servicemen and women who could be forced out aren't optimistic about their prospects for future employment.

  • Many Franchises Offer Discounts and Training Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 11:43 AM ET

    Snap-on Tools is one of several franchises that have been offering financial discounts and special training for veterans who are looking to transition back to civilian life.

  • Building a 'Fully-Integrated Military Marketplace' Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 11:43 AM ET

    TroopSwap is a full-fledged e-commerce and daily deals site exclusively for veterans, service members and their families. The discount site offers up to 90 percent off on everything from skydiving to legal services, vacations and restaurants.

  • USB CEO on Hiring Veterans Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 7:11 PM ET

    U.S. Bancorp CEO Richard Davis explains how his company is committed to hiring veterans.

  • NBC News' Coverage of Hiring Our Heroes TODAY Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 2:22 AM ET
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Hiring Our Heroes Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 2:22 AM ET
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