The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in March that Young Male Veterans  aged 20 to 24 who served during Gulf War era II had an unemployment rate of 29% in 2011, higher than that of young male non-Veterans (18%).

Gratitude America strongly believes that our military heroes possess the skill sets and personal characteristics that Corporate America wants and needs. They have great leadership ability, initiative, and self-discipline. Here are some fantastic resources to help veterans, their families, and the families of the fallen get the jobs they deserve.



  • America’s Job Bank – www.ajb.org.  This U.S. Dept. of Labor web site lists jobs available in your state and offers help in building an on-line resume that can be sent to prospective employers listed in the job bank.
  • America’s Heroes At Work – www.AmericasHeroesAtWork.gov.   This website is designed to educate employers about the signs/symptoms of combat PTSD and TBI and to use creative ways to support the returning citizen soldier who may need assistance.
  • Employer Support of Guard and Reserve – www.esgr.org.  This web site explains the help for returning Reservist and Guardsmen who may be having employment disputes and/or are looking for civilian employers who support our Guard and Reserve. It also has a link to Ombudsmen. This is a group that helps resolve disputes or answers questions about employment related problems for Reservist or Guardsmen.
  • Feds Hire Vets – http://www.fedshirevets.gov/ On November 9, 2009, President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13518, Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government, which establishes the Veterans Employment Initiative. The Initiative is a strategic, yet very straightforward, approach to helping the men and women who have served our country in the military find employment in the Federal Government.
  • NEW! Hero 2 Hired – www.H2H.jobs Hero 2 Hired includes easy access to career assessments, searching for available jobs by city/state, finding out about education and resources.  Launched in Dec. 2011, this website is full of helpful tools and tips for veterans.
  • Job Opportunities for Disabled Veterans – www.JOFDAV.com.  This site is full of information for disabled vets, from tips to seeking jobs, to actual job postings. This may be of great benefit to unemployed disabled vets.
  • NEW! Mission Continues – http://www.missioncontinues.org/ The Mission Continues awards community service fellowships to post-9/11 veterans, empowering them to transform their own lives by serving others and directly impacting their communities. Mission Continues Fellows serve for six months at a local nonprofit organization addressing key educational, environmental or social issues. Each Fellow works to achieve one of three outcomes at the conclusion of the fellowship: full-time employment, pursuit of higher education or a permanent role of service.
  • USA Jobs – www.usajobs.gov.  This is the official web site for government jobs. There is a link specifically for veterans.
  • NEW! Vet Power http://vetpower.org/ VET-POWER.COM is an organization that is designed to help our Veterans  to readjust back into civilian workplace with Education, Training, Coaching, Interviewing skills  and connection to the 9 nine Universities who provide Free Entrepreneurial studies program that are one year in length.
  • VetSuccess – www.vetsuccess.gov.  A virtual employment resource center developed by the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service. Serves as a resource for veterans seeking employment.