Employment

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.

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  • 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.