Online Veterans Employment Center Launched for Vets Returning to Civilian Jobs

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By Vicki Salemi Comment

flagIn recruiting, veteran hiring is a hot topic. Check that — a very hot topic.

Here’s why: unemployment among veterans has demonstrated a higher unemployment rate than civilians. According to The Associated Press, since September 2001 veteran unemployment stands at 9 percent; this is equivalent to 1.6 percentage points higher than non-vets.

The website, ebenefits, was launched to help not only veterans but their spouses, too in order to revise their resumes, translate military skills into civilian jobs and provide career training.

Per the piece, a commander in Kentucky indicated 5,000 of 30,157 soldiers at his Fort Campbell post were in the process of transitioning out of the Army. Within the year an additional 5,000 will get discharged.