Kristen Cargill, a representative from Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, (left) speaks with New York Army Guard soldier 1st Lt. John Scott (right) at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's "Hiring Our Heroes" job fair held at the New York National Guard armory here Oct. 16.
Veteran Employment Prospects Are Better Than They’ve Been In A While
According to a new survey, post-9/11 veterans now have unemployment and underemployment rates comparable to their civilian peers.
In this Oct. 14, 2009  photo, Richard Martin, a wounded Iraq War veteran, works in his office at Northrop Grumman in Clearfield, Utah. Martin suffers from TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) from several blasts during his deployment and uses headphones in his work to help his concentration as well as block out unexpected noises. Martin also sticks post-it notes to his walls, and utilizes a blackberry to help remember tasks related to his work. Army officials say many new veterans suffering from PTSD and brain injuries struggle to find and keep a civilian job.
Employer Misconceptions Of PTSD Are Hurting Veterans
A new poll shows PTSD is a major factor for employers who are considering hiring veterans.