Edmonds Military Wire: Despite economy, still hope for veterans

Mike SchindlerBy Michael Schindler

“BREAKING! This just in: The economy is terrible and the country is suffering its worst jobs crisis since the Depression… developing… Of course, this isn’t actually breaking news, it is aching news.” So went the comments of Arianna Huffington on April 17 when asked her thoughts on the economy.

The ADP National Employment Report shows the private sector added 119,000 jobs in April, falling short of estimates of an increase of 150,000 jobs but up from the 88,000 new jobs produced in March. Despite the increase, the situation is looking bleak for the long-term unemployed.

And close to 30 percent of our veterans in their 20s fall into that long-term unemployed category.

But there is hope – anchored not in false promises but in outcomes.

VetJobs is pleased to announce the first of two 2013 online Job Fairs hosted in conjunction with PSI, the premier Diversity Job Fair producer.

If you are a veteran looking for work – or a family member – mark your calendar and update your resume. The supporting employers are hiring NOW.

This is an entirely employer-paid event and is open to ALL members of “The United States Military Family”. This includes Officer and Enlisted, Active Duty, Transitioning Military, Reservists, Veterans, Retirees, of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Merchant Marine, National Guard, Navy, NOAA and Public Health Service along with Trailing Spouses, Eligible Former Spouses, Widows, Widowers and Dependents and DOD civilians.

Visit VetJobs.com for more information.

Michael Schindler, Navy veteran, and president of Edmonds-based Operation Military Family, is a guest writer for several national publications, author of the book “Operation Military Family” and “The Military Wire” blog. He is also a popular keynote and workshop speaker who reaches thousands of service members and their families every year through workshops and seminars that include  “How to Battle-Ready Your Relationship” or “What Your Mother-in-Law Didn’t Tell You.”  He received the 2010 Outstanding Patriotic Service Award from the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs.

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