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Veterans Battle Unemployment

In Florida, the unemployment rate among veterans, especially among the National Guard and Reservists, hovers close to 20 percent. This week on Florida Matters, we look at the hurdles veterans face when looking for work as well as initiatives aimed at encouraging employers to hire veterans.

Resources for Veterans looking for work
:

Joining Forces - - includes a national resource directory of employers looking to hire veterans, a military spouse board among other links.

Veteran Employment - a collaborative website between veterans and Monster.com.

G.I. Jobs - a guide to "post-military" success with tips on resumes, interviewing and dressing for success.

Florida National Guard Career Connections - information on job fairs, job banks and job searches of Florida government positions.

Florida One-Stop Career Centers - links and addresses to centers statewide.

Veterans Gold Card - employment opportunities for post 9/11 era veterans.

Resources for Employers looking to hire veterans:

ESGR Employer Resource Guide

Employer Sample HR Policy

Florida Employer Resources - tips on recruiting qualified candidates.

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Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7

Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

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For more information

Military.com Tools to help Veterans find jobs:

Veteran Job Postings

Military Skills Translator

Veteran Career Network

Veteran Job Fair Calendar

Military-to-Civilian Resume Writing

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