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Transcript of Unemployed Veterans
What caused the problem?
Lack of pre and post-service
Withdrawal of troops from
Iraq & Afghanistan
Total population of
military installations in
is no longer a guaranteed
life-long "career" option
in each branch of service
CAREER & PERSONAL
of HR officers said
"employing workers with
PTSD or traumatic brain
injury would require
said they "were unsure whether they posed a
benefit & support system
explaining how their
Finding a job
Figuring out what's next
Relating to non-veterans
Readjusting to social life
Others not culturally competent of veterans
Reacclimating to family life
Can the problem be solved?
Who can solve the problem?
veterans in 2012
According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Unemployed veterans with
California Department of Veteran Affairs.(n.d). Veteran demographics. Retrieved from:
Prudential. (2012). Veterans’ employment challenges: Perceptions and experiences of
transitioning from military to civilian life. Retrieved from:
RT America (2011).No homes or jobs for Vets. Retrieved from: http://rt.com/usa/us-war-home-unemployment-599/
U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. (2013). Employment situation of veterans summary.
Retrieved from: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/vet.nr0.htm
U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee Chairman’s Staff. (2012). Memorial day 2012:
Combatting high unemployment among young veterans. Retrieved from:
U.S.Department of Labor.(n.d). Veterans’ employment and training service. Retrieved
Zucchino, David. (2012). Unemployment is a special challenge for veterans. Los Angeles
Times. Retrieved from:http://articles.latimes.com/2012/apr/25/nation
Which age group of
Gulf War II
the highest unemployment rate?
Gulf War era I
(August 1990-August 2001)
Gulf War era II
Which era has the highest rate of unemployed veterans?
55 and over
unemployment compensation for Ex-service members (UCX)
paid in claims
paid in claims
Securing housing and job relocation
Unsupported health and mental illness
Unfulfilled family obligations
Local ~ State ~ National
Financial and personal strain on military families and base communities
Increased demand for social services
Competition and unequal appropriations of funding for VET services
Decreased revenue for cities and counties due to job relocation, constant unemployment
Insufficient funding and backlog of veteran unemployment claims at the state level
" You were on active duty with a branch
of the U.S. military and separated under
No payroll deduction from your wages for unemployment insurance protection.
Benefits are paid for by the various branches of the military. Budgets cannot sustain increase in unemployment claims