Originally posted on Glassdoor, be sure to check out this fantastic article about the challenge of rejoining the civilian labor market. Also included in the post is a map highlighting veteran-friendly jobs in the US by state!
“For many veterans, the biggest challenge begins when they return home. Rejoining the civilian labor market is notoriously difficult for veterans, particularly younger enlisted veterans with little pre-military work experience.
Young veterans today face significantly higher unemployment rates than average. The unemployment rate for veterans aged 25 to 34 was 7.7 percent in 2014, compared to just 6.5 percent for non-veterans in the same age group.
Part of the explanation for these patterns is that veterans as a group differ markedly from the general public. They face challenges in the form of being less likely to complete college, may attend less selective schools and endure social challenges that come with being more ethnically and economically diverse than the overall labor force.
Interestingly, once we control for these differences, studies show veterans fare about as well as other workers in the labor market. Enlisted veterans earn about the same as non-veterans with similar backgrounds, and a year of military service raises wages by about as much as a year of civilian work experience…”
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