This Veteran’s Day, Jaime Parent urges everyone to go beyond simply thanking those who have served, and learn about the debilitating conditions that plague so many military members.
The premise behind Rush University’s EN-Abled Vet initiative is to transform the skills earned during military services into successful IT careers, and now with Epic’s involvement, the program is taking a major step.
“What is steering the national push to hire Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans isn’t just statistics. It’s also an emotional need on the part of many Americans to connect with the 1 percent of the population that volunteered to serve during the longest stretch of war in American history. This impulse has led corporate America […]
Back in October, I had the opportunity to write about the Rush EN-Abled Veteran Program, a 6-month internship that prepares veterans and their families with the necessary tools to gain employment in the Chicagoland area. Since that time, some exciting things have happened. On February 21, The Center will open and introduce the “Road Home” […]
The statistics are mind-numbing and horrific. The unemployment rate for Gulf War veterans increased from 7.7 percent in July 2013 to 10 percent in August 2013 (Department of Labor). At least 20 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or depression; 50 percent of those with PTSD do not seek treatment […]