Military Families

Back to Work: Pathways to jobs for those who have served in our military

With Veterans Day approaching, we look at some work and training opportunities for military families

Veteran unemployment in September moved up to 3.9% from the previous month’s figure of 3.8%, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Earlier this year, a white paper issued by the National Military Spouse Network puts that number for military spouses closer to 25%.

The DOL lists a number of resources available to military families, but WorkingNation is always looking for opportunities for jobs and training around the country. As Veterans Day approaches, we focus this week on what’s available in these five states to those who have served.

From California: indica News reports the NumlyEngage platform has developed a software to help veterans and their families to reskill and find a job in partnership with Veterans ASCEND.

From Georgia: Coastal Courier reports a new scholarship fund targeting military spouses has been set up at Georgia Southern University.

From New Jersey: Mass Transit reports New Jersey Transit is partnering with Edge4Vets to help military service personnel transition into civilian jobs.

From Ohio: Springfield News-Sun reports the state is making a push for military spouse employment with Lt. Gov. Jon Husted identifying government and military-related jobs as a growth sector.

From Texas: KXAN reports a recently passed state law has made it more efficient for qualified, out-of-state service members, veterans, and their spouses to obtain an occupational license as an educator.

Did you miss our previous Back to Work stories from around the country? Catch up here.

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