Non-profit veteran organizations are making significant strides while working together with their federal counterparts in order to assist our warriors as they enter the 21st century workforce.
Obama signs order on veterans employment:
President Obama signed an executive order on Monday establishing veterans employment offices at most federal agencies. The order comes just two days before Veterans Day and one day before the launch of a new $1 million foundation founded by a video game company to help recent military veterans find jobs.
As The Eye reported in Monday’s Post, the unemployment rate among people who served in the military since 2001 was 11.6 percent in October, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Eighteen percent of veterans who left the military in the past one to three years were unemployed, according to a 2008 Department of Veterans Affairs employment survey.
Finding employment may be easier in the public sector, the VA study suggested, noting that military officers and service members with college degrees were more likely to work in the public sector. Approximately 480,000 veterans worked for the federal government at the end of fiscal year 2008, according to the White House.
“This initiative is about more than repaying our debt for their courageous service and selfless sacrifice,” Obama said in a statement. “It