13 November 2012 - In spite of the commitment the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces have made to their country, and the lip service paid to veterans and current service men and women during elections season, the state of veteran affairs in the U.S. still leaves much to be desired. As Semil pointed out in a post this weekend, when it comes to re-entering the workforce and post-military training, veterans don’t always find equal opportunity.
According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, while the unemployment rate among U.S. veterans has dropped to 8.3 percent, it still sits above the national average, and for younger vets, the rate is even higher. Taking up the cause of their fellow service men and women looking for a better way to find employment after life in the armed forces, two Iraq War veterans, Yinon Weiss and Aaron Kletzing, have launched RallyPoint — an online professional network that aims to empower American veterans to take greater control over their careers — both inside and outside the service. read more>>>