From Combat Fatigues to Cyber Networks: Veterans for Hire

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From Combat Fatigues to Cyber Networks: Veterans for Hire

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 2:30pm

This blog was originally posted on the Huffington Post

Approximately 1.2 million armed forces personnel are expected to transition from the U.S. military to civilian life over the next several years — and as many as 300,000 of those veterans will transition in the next 12 months. Naturally, they will look to move quickly into the next phases of their careers, into fulfilling jobs that will enable them to build upon their military experience and support themselves and their families.

If only it were that easy. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a 10.1 percent jobless rate for post-9/11 veterans. For veterans ages 18-24, that number exceeds 30 percent. As a country, we must come together to provide the training, certifications and jobs that our veterans have earned and deserve.

Continue reading about Courtney Beard, a current Cisco employee who joined their team after her service in the Air Force.

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