Honoring Our Veterans

This November 11 Americans will  honor the veterans of past and present.  

On November 7, leading veterans’ organizations joined President Obama at the White House to announce their support for the Returning Heroes and Wounded Warrior Tax Credits, two provisions in the American Jobs Act Congress is scheduled to consider that will help create jobs and strengthen the economy. The Returning Heroes Tax Credit provides firms that hire unemployed veterans and the Wounded Warriors Tax Credit offers firms that hire veterans with service-connected disabilities tax credits per veteran.   For more information on these programs, visit the White House site, where further resources are available.

“No veteran should have to fight for a job at home after they fight for our nation overseas,” said President Obama. “ I am directing my Administration to move forward with three initiatives that will help make it easier for veterans to find jobs when they return home.”

SDCL offers a wealth of information for veterans as they seek employment, and reentry into civilian life.  You can start at the National Resource Directory and  also the Veteran’s Job Bank.   We have many print resources available as well, see our list below.    (And a special thank you to all the vets out there!)

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Best Careers for Veterans : Transitioning to Civilian Life by Olivia M. Cloud

Presents information for veterans on successfully transitioning to a new career, providing advice on resume writing, preparing for interviews, and networking.  This all purpose guide covers everything you can think of.  Online Resources are included in this edition.    B & T

 

Job Search : Marketing Your Military Experience  by David G. Henderson

A how-to-do-it-yourself guide to selling your military experience for other jobs and professions.  Explores career changing, resume writing, and job search skills.  Also helps define your occupational interests, skills, and lifestyle.  Examples of resume writing and interview preparation.  B & T

 

Heroes Among Us : Firsthand Accounts of Combat from America’s Most Decorated Warriors in Iraq and Afghanistan  edited  by Chuck Larson ; with a foreword by Tommy Franks and an afterword by John McCain

Firsthand accounts of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from decorated soldiers of all branches of the military capture front-line stories of combat, courage under fire, and heroism on the battlefield.    B & T

 

Chicken Soup for the Veteran’s Soul : Stories to Stir the Pride and Honor the Courage of Our Veterans by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Sidney R. Slagter

This self-help-guide and tribute to veterans will appeal to wide readership, from this popular blockbuster series.   PW

 

 

  Veterans edited by Margaret Haerens

From the Opposing Viewpoints Series, this title brings together expert opinions in a pro and con format, focusing on current issues in today’s world.  Gale

 

 

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