Author: USVM

As businesses increase their hiring efforts post-pandemic, there’s been a notable uptick in the inclusion of workers with disabilities on their staff. Recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey reveals that the employment rate among adults with disabilities has surged at a faster pace than that of individuals without disabilities over the past couple of years. This trend encompasses individuals with both visible and hidden disabilities. For those navigating the job market with a disability, now is an opportune moment to explore potential employers in your area, expand your network, and submit your resume. Additionally, consider these…

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By Annie Nelson    With devices and computers completely consuming people’s lives, especially our youth, it’s refreshing to see this group of fathers and their kids out competing, practicing, traveling and fellowshipping, all while representing a cause. To top it off, these are veteran dads and their kids! Navy vet Doug Harwell started the ASN BMX team a few years ago with his then-three-year-old son Tucker. The team results from a passion, a prayer and a vision. Today, it has grown to multiple states, teams and families! Let’s get to know him and this incredible success story.  Annie Nelson (AN): When…

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Updated May 13, 2024: Not only is our job board a dedicated platform designed to assist veterans in navigating the transition from military to civilian careers,  U.S. Veterans Magazine’s sponsors also provide opportunities on our “Hot Jobs” page. As veterans embark on the journey from military service to civilian life, U.S. Veterans Jobs Board emerges as a beacon of support and opportunity. Designed by U.S. Veterans Magazine, this dedicated platform caters to the distinctive skill sets and experiences of veterans, providing a seamless transition into civilian careers. Navigating the Transition Our job board stands as a comprehensive hub connecting veterans…

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Jared Lyon, National President & CEO of Student Veterans of America (SVA) has been named to the George W. Bush Institute Advisory Council to help advance the Bush Institute’s policy recommendations centered on ensuring opportunity for all, strengthening our democracy, and advancing free societies. “The Advisory Council has been around in various forms since the Bush Institute’s inception to help the organization remain a leading voice on critical issues facing our nation and the world,” said David J. Kramer, Executive Director of the Bush Institute. “This consolidated council will offer guidance to help our domestic and global policy work have…

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A new rating insignia has been introduced into the Navy, and Master Chief Christopher Rambert is the first to wear it. In a special ceremony held in Arlington, Virginia, Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice Adm. Rick Cheeseman, and the Navy’s Personnel Plans and Policy Division (N13) Director, Rear Adm. Jim Waters, pinned Rambert as the Navy’s first Robotics Warfare Specialist. The rating insignia, known commonly as RW, was awarded to Rambert about a week after the Navy announced the branch’s enlisted career field for operators, maintainers and managers of robotic and autonomous systems. “It’s really an awesome feeling to be…

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In an interview presented on NewsNation’s The Hill (weeknights, 6 p.m. ET), anchor Blake Burman spoke with Grammy-award winning singer Gloria Estefan regarding her presence at Fleet Week in Miami, Florida and encouraging recruitment for the Navy. When asked about how her father’s service influenced her, Ms. Estefan said, “It’s tough for the families, but all families are behind the military a thousand percent, we need the miliary in this country.” She added, “It makes me really emotional to see so many people that love this country and support it, and I think when people see what our military does,…

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During Military Appreciation Month, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is reminding Veterans, military spouses and dependents of the meaningful career opportunities the organization provides for those who served as well as family members of those who serve. “Hiring Veterans and military spouses is a Quality-of-Life force multiplier, bringing financial security to our Nation’s military community,” said Exchange Director/CEO Tom Shull, an Army Veteran. “Veterans, military spouses and dependents bring a connection to our community to their work, strengthening the hard-earned benefits the Exchange is honored to provide service members and their families.” Veterans, spouses and dependents represent 45%…

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Transitioning back into civilian life from service can be difficult, especially for veterans who have seen combat. On top of navigating their next career steps, new living situations and the ins and outs of a new normal, many veterans return home with new injuries or mental health struggles they didn’t have prior to deployment. Since 2003, the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) has become one of the most active organizations working to ease transition stress, especially regarding the health of veterans, active-duty service members, their families and caregivers. In their effort to provide the best care to veterans, the WWP has…

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Negotiating salary and benefits is a critical skill that empowers individuals to advocate for fair and equitable compensation in the workplace. Whether you’re starting a new job, aiming for a promotion, or seeking to address pay disparities, understanding how to navigate these discussions effectively is essential for ensuring you are properly valued for your skills and contributions. This skill is about more than just securing a paycheck; it’s about asserting your worth and ensuring that you are compensated fairly based on your qualifications and the market value of your role. Without proper negotiation, individuals may risk being underpaid or undervalued,…

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It’s common knowledge that our military personnel make immense sacrifices to safeguard our nation and its people. However, what’s often overlooked are the significant sacrifices made by military spouses. Frequently uprooting their lives to support their partners in service, they often find their own careers taking a backseat. The startling truth is that the unemployment rate among military spouses stands at 21 percent, despite a high percentage expressing a desire or necessity to work. With many families relying on dual incomes, this statistic is particularly concerning. To address this issue, some employers are embracing teleworking and other remote work options…

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