Making the Leap: Civilian Careers for Veterans

Pets for Vets Chicagoland

The job market can be tough for any of us; but our veterans face a different set of challenges than civilians. After returning from service, where military men and women have obtained valuable skill sets, many face the obstacle of limited civilian work experience. Despite having qualities that will enable these veterans to be great leaders in the work force, the unemployment rate for veterans remains too high. Many private sector positions do not recognize the ways in which military experience can carry into the civilian work force, but the number of resources continues to grow.

Thankfully, there are many companies that recognize the importance of military skill sets and have made efforts to give back to the men and women who have given so much for us. In addition, the network of veterans helping veterans produces new opportunities every day. The importance of employment for veterans is vital. Of…

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