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Veterans battle for jobs on the home front
The New York Times (tiered subscription model)
Management consultant Robert W. Goldfarb writes: Recently, in the midst of an effort to persuade store managers to hire veterans, I talked to a human resources executive at a major retail chain. She told me she wanted to do the right thing and hire veterans, but added that she was also concerned by reports that many had returned home with post-traumatic stress disorder and other problems. She worried that a veteran could possibly pose a threat to customers and other employees.
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Veterans groups sue VA over new benefits filing method
Federal Times
The Veterans Affairs Department is getting sued over a claim filing method that veteran organizations say will hurt ill and injured veterans. At issue is the VA's decision to get rid of an informal claims process that allowed a veteran to backdate the beginning of their claim to when they first contacted the VA to ask for benefits, whether by sending a letter or medical document.
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Massage helps veterans find some comfort, stress release
The News-Press
For decades, veterans who have come home from war have experienced symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. According to The Washington Post, of the 2.3 million veterans who returned from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than 20 percent suffer from the disorder, which includes anxiety, depression, sleeplessness and hypervigilance, a feeling they must always be on guard. "Massage helps relax the body, which also promotes emotional and mental relaxation and restores the normalization of the neurotransmitters," said Dr. Laura Streyffeler, a licensed mental health counselor.
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American veterans are cleaning up in the franchise market
CNBC
A former military veteran is paying it forward by building a national franchising company. Called JDog Junk Removal & Hauling, it franchises exclusively to veterans and military families.
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Career growth potential, trust concern woman veterans
Fed week
Federally employed women veterans view the federal workplace less favorably than federal employees overall in several key indicators regarding trust of management and their career developmental opportunities, an OPM report shows. The report overall focused on hiring and employment trends of women veterans, but it included an analysis of responses to the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, focusing on questions on which positive responses by women veterans were five percentage points or more below the governmentwide average.
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Matching veterans with solar jobs: Now that's a bright idea
Breaking Energy
During the next five years, 200,000 service members will transition from active duty military to civilian life. They will need jobs. The solar industry is booming and needs skilled workers. The math is simple. The recently announced Solar Ready Vets program aims to help transitioning service members pursue training in the solar industry, which is adding 30,000 jobs a year, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
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Jobs program for veterans expands beyond Spectrum Health to Haworth, GFS
MLive.com
David Decouto felt he came out of the U.S. Army in 2007 with the discipline, work ethic and problem-solving skills any employer would appreciate. But landing a job in the private sector proved more difficult than the 20-year veteran imagined. Even after going to college to earn a business management degree, the former drill sergeant spent five years in a series of minimum-wage jobs, from selling gym memberships to cleaning toilets at a county park.
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Service King pledges to hire 500 veterans
The Dallas Morning News
Richardson, Texas-based Service King plans to hire at least 500 veterans over the next five years as part of a new "Mission 2 Hire" program. The collision-repair company, which operates 235 facilities in 21 states, also will set up a website — www.Mission2Hire.careers — tailored to veterans and their families.
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Former medics find themselves on bottom rung in civilian field
Stars and Stripes (tiered subscription model)
In four deployments as an Army combat medic to some of the most dangerous corners of Iraq and Afghanistan, Joe Carney had seen the worst of war — bullet wounds, severed limbs and shrapnel. He saved lives amid bombs and gunfire, his emergency room often a patch of dirt in the desert or a rocky mountainside. None of that mattered when he left the Army three years ago.
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