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Podcast: What Issues Are Veterans Facing This Veterans Day?

Interview by Robin Adney
Special to InMilitaryEducation.com

George Vukovich, the Director of Veterans Outreach at American Military University, is our guest on this special Veterans Day podcast.

As we take a day of reflection to honor and thank the men and women who have served the United States, George discusses some of the challenges facing veterans as they enter the workforce, as well as some solutions American Military University presents that can enhance their job-seeking process. Continue Reading

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Talent-Starved Tech Firms Should Be Training Our Returning Veterans

By Valley Voices, Contributor

The unemployment rate for veterans is high. Way too high, especially for those who have served since September 11. The official number hovers around 10 percent, higher than for non-veterans. This means that nearly 250,000 Americans who have served are out of work. It is unacceptable.

What’s worse, it seems likely that this number will only grow as the military cuts back the size of its active-duty force and sequestration cuts further reduce the number of jobs in other branches of government or among government contractors. Continue Reading

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GI Bill Started the Steady March to College for All

By Noel Gallagher
The Portland Press Herald (Portland, ME)

Getting a college degree is the new normal.

High schools emphasize the college track to students, economists argue that the jobs of the future will require a college-educated workforce, and President Obama proclaims in his State of the Union address that higher education “is an economic imperative that every family in America should be able to afford.”

But it wasn’t always this way. Continue Reading

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Former U.S. Representative Reyes: Preserve the Good For-Profit Schools

Silvestre Reyes, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1997 to 2013 representing Texas's 16th district, writes in this blog post for The Hill that Congress should not be eager to throw the baby out with the bathwater, so to speak, when it comes to for-profit universities.

Reyes, a U.S. Army veteran who was wounded in the Vietnam War, believes that access to good for-profit schools, such as American Military University, is a benefit to current and former military personnel looking to expand their education:

Ensure Opportunity for Military and Veterans to Attend Top-Tier For-Profit Schools

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California Moves to Protect the Rights of Veterans

Over the weekend, California governor Jerry Brown signed 21 bills that will benefit military veterans. Among them is a bill that will allow veterans to continue to use GI Bill benefits while attending California colleges.

More from Patrick McGreevy of the Los Angeles Times:

Gov. Brown Signs Bills to Help Veterans, Create Orange County Cemetery

Maximizing Military Education Benefits: An Insider’s View