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Georgia state agencies offer jobs for veterans

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A multitude of Georgia state agencies are reaching out to veterans who are looking for work. Continue reading

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Younger veterans still struggle as jobs scene improves

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Although veterans as a whole have a lower unemployment rate than the nation at large, younger veterans who served in the years following the Sept. 11 attacks are having a much harder time finding work. Continue reading

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PTSD, burn pits, unemployment, suicide risk: Veterans battling myriad challenges

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When Anthony Vidales walked out of a lie detector test as part of his application process at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, he wanted to cry. He failed, he said, due to his irregular breathing from burn pit exposure in Iraq. As he battles unemployment and negative stereotypes about veterans, he’s also challenged by PTSD. Continue reading

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Wal-Mart offers to hire more than 100,000 veterans over 5 years

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Wal-Mart, the largest private employer in the U.S., pledges to hire more than 100,000 veterans in need of work. Continue reading

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Innovative programs help veterans rebuild civilian selves

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As his departure from the U.S. Marines draws inexorably closer, Sgt. Juan Chavez, a veteran of three combat deployments, has two words to describe his re-entry into the civilian world: “Totally nerve-racking,” Continue reading

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Just the facts: America’s veterans need jobs

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America’s military veterans need jobs. One in three male veterans under the age of 24 is unemployed. Continue reading

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DuPont promises 10 percent of new hires will be veterans

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The DuPont Co. has pledged that starting next year, 10 percent of new hires will consist of veterans. Continue reading

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For unemployed veterans, franchises offer chance at new jobs, careers

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An estimated 218,000 Iraq- and Afghanistan-era veterans were jobless the second quarter of this year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan stood at 10.4% in the second quarter. In response, hundreds of restaurant and service chains are offering incentives to help veterans open a shop. Continue reading

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Ex-Marine plants seeds of success for veterans

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Ex-Marine Buck Adams wanted to start an initiative to hire and train fellow
veterans within his company, Circle Fresh Farms, but quickly found he needed to
do more.

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Veterans turn to other vets, personal networks as they start their own businesses

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Some vets seek government support as they are starting out, while others turn to fellow veterans and their own personal networks for private funding and advice. Here’s a look at the experiences of some veterans starting businesses in the tech sector. Continue reading

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