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.

License Portability

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.

The good news is that 800,000 veterans and their spouses have been trained and found jobs as of April 2015 as the first lady told David Letterman in an interview on April 30, 2015.  See the interview below on my NCM Blog post.


Has your state passed legislation yet to cut the Red Tape?

Job Fairs for Veterans in Detroit:
WWJ radio announced that there is a job fair thur Recruit Military for veterans on June 18, 2015 at Ford Field in Detroit, MI.
To find the date of your city’s 2015 veteran’s job fair; go to:  Recruit Military Schedule  or call 513.683.5020

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.

For more info and to see the map for participating museums in your state; go to: Blue Star Museums
NCM Blog
May 25, 2015

​First Lady Michelle Obama visited David Letterman and 
surprised him with the president’s Marine Corps Band. 


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Camille Mitchell

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