GI Bill

A Crazy Idea Regarding Roosevelt Scholars, Federal Employment and Educating Veterans

There has been a lot of buzz around Washington, D.C. lately regarding creative ways to entice young Americans to choose to work for the federal government, as evidenced by The Washington Post recently running this article in Joe Davidson’s “Federal Diary” column and E.J. Dionne Jr.’s op-ed piece.  According to an ongoing survey of federal… Read more »

Creative Ways to Recruit Veterans to Your Workforce Part 2: On-The-Job Training Programs

In this series of blogs I am exploring some creative ways that employers can “test drive” veterans before hiring them and that veterans can explore civilian careers. The first blog addressed internships. This blog reviews on-the-job-training programs. Every company has certain categories of positions that are in constant need of filling. Whether those positions are… Read more »

25,000 Veterans Sign Up for New Post 9/11 G.I. Bill in First Two Weeks

The Christian Science Monitor published a great article on the popularity of the new and very generous Post 9/11 G.I. Bill coming into effect at the end of this summer.  Since the Department of Veterans Affairs began accepting online applications on May 1st more than 25,000 veterans have submitted an application.  The new bill is effective for classes/programs… Read more »

Veteran Employer Spotlight: Advanced Technology Services (ATS)

Throughout the course of 2009 I am spotlighting companies large and small who understand the value that veterans bring to their organization. These are companies that are successfully utilizing the many skills and talents of military members. These organizations demonstrate sincere desire to bring more veterans into their companies by doing some or all of… Read more »

Finding Military Veterans on College Campuses – part 2

As mentioned in the last blog post, college campuses are not only great places to find eager young men and women to fill your entry level positions and summer internships – they can be great resources for finding military veterans to fill entry- and experienced-level positions. Last time we covered Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)… Read more »