After injury or separation of the military unemployment can be an issues. It is a big challenge to transition from a service member to a civilian employee. The good news is, there are lots of american out there that want to help all you have to do is find they and access the resources they provide.
Below are several employment resources I have come across lately:
This organization fills the gap between military service and civilian employment. It is perfect for transitioning service member who don’t have clear career objectives in mind, but still want to make a difference in their communities. The fellowship is a 26 week program that requires separated service members to work 20 hours a week for a non-profit of their choice. During this time, Mission Continues pay each participating veteran a cost of living stipend while they are on the job. Initially, a Mission Continues staff member does a full career evaluation for each fellow. These in-depth sessions help veterans choose the right fellowship for them. It’s a great way to get some job experience and branch into a new career. Mission Continues chapters is are disbursed across the county. To learn more click on the link above.
This program is run by The Army Corp of Engineers, it seeks OIF/OEF veterans and veterans with service connected disabilities. Positions are available in three location, Augusta GA, St. Louis, MO and Alexandria, VA. Veterans will be paid a competitive wage while building skills, curating artifacts found by The Army Corp of Engineers. All training is provided on site. Individuals can either work a 20hour or 40hour work week. For application and more information click on link above.
The Coalition was formed to connect veterans to agricultural careers. It is their belief that military members have what it takes to support rural areas and develop food systems to feed the world. This coalition offers a fellowship fund to help beginning farmers as well as those trying to expand their enterprise. They provide mentorship for those in the program, jobs, internships and events. The coalition also set up an equipment donation system to help vets get started. Farming could be for you, for more information click the link above.