Joining Forces: Employment
Hiring veterans isn’t just the patriotic thing to do – it’s good for business.
Veterans and their spouses are among the most talented and skilled members of America’s workforce. However, due to the unique challenges they face, transitioning service members, veterans, and their spouses are confronted with obstacles impeding their employment prospects.
First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden issued a call to action to all 50 U.S. governors to take executive or legislative action to streamline state licensing for service members, veterans, and their spouses by the end of 2015. Today, 46 states have answered this call by passing legislation that streamlines the ability for service members and veterans to obtain civilian certification and licensure. Check to see if legislation exists in your state:
In the video below; you’ll see that the original goal was to have businesses train and hire one hundred thousand veterans and spouses within two years by 2013 in partnership with the Joining Forces Initiative.
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day, May 25, 2015 through Labor Day, September 7, 2015.
The Detroit Institute of Arts is one of 35 museums in Michigan participating.
First Lady Michelle Obama visited David Letterman and