Defense careers are flourishing and qualified applicants are needed to fill all the roles. Evan Lesser, founder and director of Clearancejobs.com says that job postings continue to increase in the defense field and employers are trying hard to fill the positions. “The imbalance of open positions to candidates puts the value of a security clearance at a premium.”
Transitioning from military to civilian life can be tough and finding a job can be even more daunting but there are more and more fields that are welcoming veterans with open arms. Flexible jobs are a great way to ease back into civilian work and obtain a greater work-life balance for military veterans.
As of September 2014, there were around 500,000 unemployed vets, and Penn Johnakin was one of them. He was medically discharged with a heart condition and had no where to turn. He had applied to hundreds of places, only to hear back from a few but then he caught Starbucks’ eye. Starbucks is proud to employ veterans and military spouses and when they met Penn, they saw something special. Watch his journey as he is offered a job on Good Morning America.