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  1. First lady Michelle Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, April 11, during an event for caregivers of veterans. The first lady announced Wednesday the launch of a new website for veterans to help them connect with potential employers. Jacquelyn Martin / AP

    First lady announcing one-stop job site for vets

    Aiming to streamline employment resources for people leaving the military, the government is creating an integrated website that can help job-seekers create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database of veterans and their spouses for co

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  2. Sailor-turned-JetBlue technician Andre Lafabregue traded one tarmac for another. Courtesy of JetBlue

    Aviation certifications: Big payoff for learning technical job skills

    Former Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Andre Lafabregue tried other things, but he just couldn't scratch that itch.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  3. USAA veteran employees, from left, Charles A. Lane, Richard F. Katona, Jacqueline Vilches, Mary Theresa Perez and John DuQue IV. Courtesy of USAA

    Best for Vets: Employers 2014

    Troops transitioning out of the military often worry that the jobs they did in uniform will be irrelevant to the jobs they want out of uniform.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  4. Post-9/11 veterans employment improves but still lags civilian rate

    Employment for the latest generation of veterans improved in 2013 but still lags well behind that of civilians, according to a new government report.

    • Mar. 20, 2014
  5. Post-9/11 vet unemployment rate jumps to 9.2 percent

    The unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans jumped in February, nearly erasing the gains of a few months ago, Bureau of Labor Statistics data show.

    • Mar. 7, 2014
  6. Leadership program opens for new, recent separating troops

    Troops who plan to leave the military within the next three to six months, or have recently left, may be eligible to apply for a leadership program aimed at helping them make the transition to the corporate world.

    • Feb. 21, 2014
  7. Veterans don't have to disclose PTSD to a potential employer, and sometimes speaking up can work against them. Mike Morones/Staff

    PTSD can affect civilian hiring here's how to manage it on the job

    When special ops Sgt. Travis Cox exited the Marines in 2011, he worried that his post-traumatic stress, the result of a two-year tour in Iraq, might interfere with efforts to find and keep a job. But it didn't turn out that way.

    • Feb. 19, 2014
  8. Jim Amos, left, a Vietnam-era Marine veteran who is a successful businessman, told lawmakers recently that the military has made strides in its transition assistance efforts, but is still focused more on keeping people in uniform, rather than helping those troops who plan to leave. Mike Morones/Staff

    Big business: Vets should start transition process early

    Bigwigs at some of America's largest corporations agree: Troops need to start planning much earlier to have a smooth and successful transition from the military to the private sector.

    • Feb. 10, 2014
  9. Slight improvement in vets jobless rate in November

    The nation's jobless rate fell to 7 percent in November, the lowest level in five years, but an economy that created just 203,000 net new jobs provided only slight gains for veterans.

    • Dec. 6, 2013
  10. Looking for a law enforcement job? Check out Military Times Online Career Fair

    The Military Times Law Enforcement Career Fair is the ideal forum to explore opportunities and talk with recruiters actively seeking candidates.

    • Oct. 28, 2013
  11. Sara Behr, an Army veteran and company commander with the Minnesota National Guard, says her job as a communications specialist at defense contractor Alliant Techsystems helps her to support the men and women in the military.

    Career tips from top contractors

    Capt. Sara Behr left the active Army in 2003, and while she has stayed in uniform as a company commander in the Minnesota ArmyNational Guard, she also wanted her day job to reflect her ongoing commitment to the mission.

    • Oct. 15, 2013
  12. Labor rules to boost employment for vets, disabled

    Veterans and disabled workers who often struggle to find work could have an easier time landing a job under new federal regulations.

    • Oct. 15, 2013
  13. Spot a bad job before you take it

    Jenny learned the hard way whom to work for or not.

    • Oct. 15, 2013
  14. Prevent interview blunders

    You're in the middle of a job interview and out slips something dumb and regrettable. It could be a comment like this one that a job hunter uttered and found himself immediately apologizing for: 'Why do you want this job?' the interviewer asked.

    • Sep. 17, 2013
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