When the country was roughly one month into the coronavirus pandemic in April, the jobless rate for all Veterans jumped to nearly 12%, up from 4% the previous month, according to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University. The rate was even higher for the oldest Veterans from the World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War eras. The pandemic has been equally hard on the nation’s 21.2 million Veteran-owned small businesses, which continue to struggle.
Whether you are a Veteran looking for a job or a business owner looking to hire Veterans, take a look at the AARP Job Board. Check the filter for “Veterans Wanted Jobs” to find employers seeking applicants with military experience. The Job Board and other employment resources listed here are free to all Veterans, military personnel and their families regardless if they are AARP members.
AARP Resume Advisor: Get a free expert résumé review of how well your skills are communicated and obtain personalized recommendations on how to make your résumé stand out.
AARP Work Reimagined Guide for Veterans & Military Families: Download this guide to help you navigate the many free resources AARP offers to aid in your job search.