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Category Archives: Veterans’ employment

Massachusetts veterans are getting hired! Posted on Jul 2

Massachusetts has seen a dramatic drop in the veterans’ unemployment rate down to 2.7%* in the first quarter of 2014. The national unemployment rate for all veterans has dropped from a high of 9.8% in 2011 to 5%. **

Spotlight on Success: Army Vet Gives Back What She Got At Plymouth Career Center Posted on Jun 13

Carin Smith served in the Army for 21 years before she retired to the south shore. One of the stops she made in her search for a civilian job was at the Plymouth Career Center. Like thousands of Massachusetts veterans, Carin received special one-on-one counseling   …Continue Reading Spotlight on Success: Army Vet Gives Back What She Got At Plymouth Career Center

Massachusetts Statewide Veterans Career Fair Posted on Jan 17

Massachusetts Statewide Veterans Career Fair

Commonwealth of Massachusetts is hosting its first Statewide Veterans Career Fair, where we will be connecting the Commonwealth’s Veterans to employment opportunities.

Hire a Veteran Month Posted on Nov 12

Hire a Veteran Month

In recognition of Veterans Day, the Massachusetts Department of Career Services (DCS) joins the Patrick Administration and Massachusetts in thanking military Veterans for their dedication and service, and we encourage local employers to do the same. The scheduled reduction of deployed military forces over the   …Continue Reading Hire a Veteran Month

Interview with a Veteran: Successful transition to civilian workforce Posted on Nov 9

Interview with a Veteran: Successful transition to civilian workforce

The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development recently spoke with Daniel Callinan, a U.S. Navy veteran, about his experience transitioning from over 20 years of military service to a new role in the civilian workforce. Included below are excerpts from a conversation Lauren Jones,   …Continue Reading Interview with a Veteran: Successful transition to civilian workforce