Originally published by Guest Author, Karen Ross, at sharpdecisions.com
No Longer Desperate for Work, Veterans Seek More Meaningful Careers
For veterans, underemployment is the new unemployment.
With the U.S. Labor Department announcing earlier this month that veteran unemployment has hit a historic low,veterans groups, advocates and veterans themselves are sounding a new alarm: underemployment.
The department cites that of the three million plus post-9/11 veterans employed in the civilian workforce today, less than 40 percent hold management, professional and related occupations.
My industry, technology, is part of the problem. For too long, technology executives have looked past veteran talent because they were seeking “industry experience.” In truth, veterans’ skillsets are highly transferrable.… Read the rest