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JetBlue: Valuing Differences Makes Us Stronger

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Supporting Veterans

Hiring veterans is not only the right thing to, it’s also good for our business- veterans offer specialized skills and unique experiences.

Connecting Veterans to Opportunities in Agriculture

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When I graduated from college in 1980 (yes, I’m aging myself), I had a degree in Agricultural Journalism because there were so many open jobs in the agricultural industry. We’ve all heard the stories about the number of U.S. farms declining and the need to attract a new generation to the land. I landed on this story in the Washington Post this morning – and thought it made perfect sense that returning veterans might find peace and satisfaction in one of our country’s most critical industries – agriculture.

Post 9/11 Veterans - Primed for Greatness

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I am always touched when I see a military officer recognize the very real challenges that veterans face when they come home. So, when I came across this article by Colonel David W. Sutherland, co-founder and chief strategist for Easter Seals Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services, it instantly caught my eye – and touched my heart. Here are some highlights from his recent Huffington Post blog.]

How Companies Can Work on Hiring More Veterans

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Some of the questions I hear from many companies I work with: I’d like to hire veterans, but I’m just not sure what I’m signing up for? What do I need to know? How can I connect with veterans?

2014 Best Places for Recently Retired Veterans

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We recently featured a blog that shared some of the best places in the country for veterans to find jobs. The original article with best places for veterans who are just starting out, mid-career and recently retired veterans came from USAA and Hiring Our Heroes. It has so much great information to share with veterans and their families and is definitely worth a read.

Supporting Veterans - It's Our Turn to Serve

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If you’ve paid attention to the post-military transition and veteran “news” in the last few years, you’re well aware of the prevalence of the Veteran Career Fair to connect veterans with employers. In theory, this looks like a great strategy to match veterans with companies that want to hire them.

The Best Places for Post-Military Veteran Job Seekers

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Each year when the calendar turns from October to November, I take a moment to reflect on how much gratitude I feel toward veterans and their families who make it possible for my family to feel safe and sound. Personally, I think veterans deserve a special day each month of the year, but that’s a topic for another day.

Talent-Starved Tech Firms Should be Training Returning Veterans

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I loved reading an article in the Oct. 30 Forbes blog by Julie Samuels about why tech firms should be considering returning veterans for jobs. It just makes sense that many of the skills that veterans attain in the military would translate to the tech sector. Plus, with many training programs available to returning veterans, pointing them to skills that will make them more employable is probably a smart thing to consider.

New Solutions Needed To Reintegrate A New Generation of Veterans

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Since I started working with VetsBridge earlier this year, I’m constantly seeking information about how to help veterans return to their lives. I came upon this gem earlier this week from St. Louis on the Air highlighting the need for new solutions needed to reintegrate a new generation of veterans. Reporter Emma Brown identifies some real barriers to reintegration.

Military Experience Gives Veterans a Leg Up On Studies & Employment

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School is in session, and many veterans are using their GI Bill benefits to continue their education. Time in the military definitely counts as a learning experience, so whether a veteran is heading back to school or is attending for the first time, let’s consider a veteran’s enrollment in school “continuing education.” Many veterans, however may not have jumped into enrolling and using their GI Bill benefits.

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