Can Transitioning Military get Unemployment?

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The individual states and American territories administer unemployment compensation. The military pays for unemployment insurance premiums on your behalf to the state of your home of record. The program is the Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service Members or UCX.

Although unemployment is designed to assist individuals and families in the event of job loss, the military has designed UCX to pay benefits, generally, even if you do not decide to re-enlist voluntarily. There is a UCX program in each state that can be contacted through the unemployment compensation office. Continue reading

Civilian hiring managers love veterans, but don’t always understand them

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Hiring managers see veterans as valuable recruits for civilian companies but still struggle with how to handle their concerns and professional development, according to a new survey released by the Hiring Our Heroes initiative on Wednesday. Continue reading

Veterans Health Administration’s Homeless Veteran Community Employment Services (HVCES)

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Although permanent, stable housing is the benchmark of efforts to end homelessness among Veterans, housing alone may not be enough to mitigate a current episode of homelessness. Employment is a key element in helping Veterans climb out of homelessness permanently or avoid it all together. For homeless, chronically homeless and at-risk Veterans, employment can provide an improved quality of life, increased self-confidence and independence, a decreased reliance on institutional care, improved community integration, and opportunities for socialization.  Without employment, Veterans may lack access to resources that help in obtaining and sustaining stable housing. Continue reading

7 Ways To Make Your LinkedIn Profile Job Search Ready


LinkedIn is, unquestionably, the best networking source available to job seekers. Nearly 80% of hires last year through recruiters were done through LinkedIn. Your profile is a snapshot of you as a person and your skill sets. Continue reading

People often ask me which military support organizations I personally support

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Freedom Alliance is a military support charitable organization that I recommend. Continue reading

Pentagon Makes Push to Educate Troops on New Retirement Plan

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The U.S. Defense Department is in the midst of a push to educate troops about the military’s new blended retirement system.

The Pentagon is making a “full-court press” to bring officers, enlisted personnel and their families up to speed on the new benefit, slated to take effect Jan. 1, 2018, according to Wayne Boswell, director of financial readiness in the office of the assistant secretary of defense for readiness. Continue reading

Opportunity for veterans to train in advanced and high paying fields of ocean technology at the Marine Institute of Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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TAD PGS Inc., and Memorial University collaborated to make these programs available to veterans and assure that they were covered by the G.I. Bill These programs are fully approved to be covered by the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits. Continue reading

Veterans Benefit Guide – How to Unlock Your Veterans Benefits

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There are hundreds of veteran’s benefits available to military veterans and, often, their dependents. The difficult part for veterans is often how to understand what you are eligible for and then navigate the system to receive those benefits. Continue reading

Advantages Of Having A Security Clearance

Having an active security clearance is one of the most valuable qualifications transitioning military can bring to a company. Due to the length and expense it can take to apply for a clearance, as well as a shrinking security clearance talent pool, there are many benefits employers offer to qualified candidates who possess a clearance.

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Specially Adapted Housing Grants for Wounded Warriors and Disabled Veterans

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Are you a Veteran with a severe service-connected disability that affects your mobility? Do you know someone who is? If you answered “Yes” to either question, then you or someone you know may be eligible for the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant program that is administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The SAH program helps certain severely-disabled Veterans and Service members purchase or construct an adapted home, or modify an existing home, to create a barrier-free-living environment. VA offers two grant programs: the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant and the Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) grant. Continue reading