10 Employment Resources for U.S. Military Veterans Seeking Work

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In May, as parts of the country began to re-open after the first wave of COVID-19 infections, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that unemployment numbers for U.S. veterans had gone down.

That drop was significant, from about 11.7 percent unemployment in April to 9 percent unemployment in May. It represents some 800,000 veterans who had applied for unemployment assistance in May, Leo Shane III at MilitaryTimes reports.

If you are a veteran searching for work, or if you know someone who is, here are 10 people and organizations that will be useful in a job search.


1. PAE

Pacific Architects and Engineers (PAE) was founded in the 1950s, as the U.S. government and its allies were rebuilding whole economies after WWII. PAE was a key partner in the rebuilding work that happened in Asia.

Today, the organization has a portfolio of projects around the world that employ more than 20,000 people, and PAE recruits veterans because of the unique skills they bring to every project. 


2. Feds Hire Vets

Fed Hire Vets is an arm of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, which has a specific focus on recruiting veterans for federal jobs.

Currently, veterans account

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