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Are You Keeping Up With Military to Civilian Transition News?

Ideas are being turned into legislation, bills being introduced, and funding sources identified for new, expanded or increased military to civilian veteran transition programs.

So, what's going on? With veteran unemployment levels taking what many believe to be a temporary dip earlier this year, to 7.6%, federal officials are bracing for a return to higher-than-civilian numbers sometime soon. Rather than reacting to the numbers after they are official, Business Week (and other publications) have noted that Congress has,

passed a new tax credit worth up to $5,600 for employers that hired unemployed veterans [and] doubled the tax credit for employers that hired disabled veterans out of work at least six months, moving it to $9,600. Federal agencies have also stepped up the hiring of veterans and partnered with the private sector in conducting job fairs.

Good news to be sure, as these measures should continue to make veterans, who we all know are already highly-qualified, even more attractive in the job market. Also going on now is a TAP overhaul that seeks to expand the program's reach. Read more about it here.

So the general theme seems to be more of everything: incentives, programs and funding. And that's a good thing. But even with incentives and priority hiring, we encourage veterans to stay on top of their career change. At the very least, visit our Transition Toolbox. After all, you still need to make an impression in front of your next hiring manager to help launch your next career!

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