Veterans Articles

  • Spencer Lopez Volunteering

    Will This Ever End? By the end of October 2012, I had been searching for my next career for nearly 7 months. I can safely say that it felt more like 7 years. The optimism I felt when my journey first started had trickled away in a haze of cover letters and job applications that received no positive responses (or no response at all). And if my feelings of uselessness and depression at that time weren’t enough, Superstorm Sandy promptly came along and plunged my family into darkness…

  • On a holiday honoring military veterans, there’s a sobering reality: Hundreds of thousands of former service members remain out of work. The unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans stood at 10 percent in October, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While that’s a slight improvement from previous months, it’s still well above the 7.3 percent jobless rate for the country as a whole. LinkedIn’s Influencers write regularly about the challenges veterans face in…

  • veterans featured image

    Today is Veterans Day in the U.S., a day to appreciate and honor those who have bravely served and continue to serve our country. The talent, dedication, and courage of our service members is an ongoing inspiration to me. From my experience visiting the USS Lincoln in 2010 and launching our veterans initiative with the White House in 2011, it has become a personal journey for me to find ways LinkedIn can help veterans find new ways to create economic opportunity for themselves and…

  • Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Ryan Daly, one of our summer interns from the Wharton MBA program who has had over 5 years of Active Duty…

  • This is a guest post from Ryan Daly, one of our summer interns from the Wharton MBA Program who’s had over 5 years of Active Duty Service as an Infantry…

  • heroes hackday

    They serve our country every day. Now is your chance to give something back. Today, we’re kicking off the first ever Veterans Hackday. We are calling…