There are an estimated 19 million veterans living in the United States in 2019.
In honor of Veterans Day, WalletHub conducted a study examining the top 100 U.S. cities for veterans based on veteran-friendliness, livability, job availability and military skill-related jobs, among other criteria.
U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth)
Whether you’ve served one or two enlistments or are retiring after a lengthy career, the transition back to civilian life isn’t always easy; and where you live and the current job market in that area can have a big impact.
Remote jobs have become increasingly popular over the last few years. More and more people have laptops, wireless internet, and teleconferencing apps to make home-office work an extremely attractive option for employers and employees alike.
Whether you’re a veteran in search of a job or an employer who is considering hiring a veteran to fill an open position, there is likely one question on your mind --- what is it that makes veterans so special when compared to other job candidates?
If you're reading this, chances are I don't need to tell you how crappy a military job can be sometimes. I consider myself lucky that the overall crap level I experienced was relatively low during my years in uniform. Still, I endured many moments of boredom and frustration that I grumbled and groaned my way through, all while doing my job as best I could. Because that's what Marines do. I mean, what other option did I have? Quit? Not so much. So I trained hard to suck it up, pushed through, and got things done.
For one of the many hats I wear, I work as a counselor at a veteran employment center. There I attempt, with limited time, staff and monetary resources, to help veterans find jobs, with varying degrees of success.