Job Action Day 2013: Helping Veterans Transition to Civilian Jobs

2013November 4th, 2013 is JOB ACTION DAY.  The focus this year is empowering veterans transitioning to civilian jobs. Roughly a quarter million people leave active duty military service each year — and begin making the transition to the civilian workforce. Many struggle with understanding what employers want… and employers struggle to understand how each vet’s military service applies to the experience the employer requires for job openings.

The focus of Job Action Day 2013 is to provide a wide variety of advice, tools, and resources — for all types and ranks of transitioning military — to help sharpen career focus, strengthen resume development, and bolster job-hunting techniques… resulting in better job offers, and a smoother transition.

  1. Two-thirds of veterans experienced a DIFFICULT TRANSITION from military to civilian life.
  2. Veterans name “FINDING A JOB” as the greatest challenge in transitioning, with transferring military skills to a civilian environment a major hurdle.
  3. Most veterans feel their military service is respected by employers, but three in five express concerns about CULTURAL BARRIERS.
  4. Two thirds of veterans say they are facing a HEALTH CHALLENGE as a result of their military service.
  5. Not all veterans received SUPPORT or TRAINING for transitioning to the civilian workforce.
  6. About one in five veterans surveyed are UNEMPLOYED and currently seek employment.
  7. Job seekers report using MULTIPLE RESOURCES for trying to find employment, but show great interest in additional tools for success.
  8. There are high expectations for employer-provided SUPPORT PROGRAMS for veterans.

(Information provided by www.prudential.com/veterans)

To see what you can do, visit the Call of Duty Endowment website.

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