• Oklahoma Corrections Department Becomes First State Agency to Join Army Hiring Program0

    Oklahoma officials held a ceremony at the state Capitol on Tuesday to mark the Department of Corrections’ participation in a hiring program for active-duty personnel in the Army and its veterans. The ceremony also marked the introduction of the first state agency to the Partnership for Youth Access initiative. Forty-seven businesses in Oklahoma already have joined the program, reported Stars and Stripes. The initiative provides soldiers, recruits and members of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps a guaranteed interview for employment during their time in the Army and after separating …

  • Corporate America Continues to Raise Veteran Hiring Goals

    Corporate America Continues to Raise Veteran Hiring Goals0

    After fulfilling their initial pledges to hire military veterans, a number of corporate initiatives have raised their hiring commitments. After meeting its target of hiring 100,000 veterans, Walmart increased its goal to 250,000; the 100,000 Jobs Mission changed its name to the Veteran Jobs Mission and pledged to reach 1 million new hires; and after surpassing the goal of its Hire 500,000 Heroes initiative, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has promised to hire at least 200,000 more veterans or spouses. The new targets, however, may fall victim to the campaigns’ initial success, reports the Los Angeles Times. “They won’t be able to hire a million veterans anytime soon,” said Jeffrey Wenger, a public policy expert at the Rand Corp. …

  • Push to Hire America’s Veterans Faces Challenging Terrain0

    While corporations have pledged more than 1 million jobs to newly minted veterans returning from two of America’s longest wars, the population of unemployed post-9/11 veterans estimated at about 210,000 has had difficulty finding work, the Washington Post reports. Veterans face no shortage of jobs programs and career events — Hero2Hired, Hire a Hero, Hire Heroes USA, Operation Hire Our Heroes, Hire America’s Heroes and Hiring Our Heroes are just some of the initiatives under way across the country …

  • Industry Officials Share Keys to Recruiting Veterans with House Panel0

    Private sector officials shared lessons learned from their successes recruiting veterans during a hearing this week by the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee. Maureen Casey, managing director of military and veterans affairs for JPMorgan Chase, updated lawmakers on lessons the financial services giant learned during the launch of its military hiring program. To reach its target, JPMorgan reevaluated its hiring practices and established a new recruiting team with the ability to translate military skills into civilian ones …