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Transition boot camp teaches military service members in-demand tech skills

For many service members, exiting the military to enter the civilian workforce can be stressful and even difficult as they leave a stable career...

Supporting the military connected community through philanthropy

Enjoy this encore presentation of Work in Progress, originally produced for the SxSW EDU conference in Austin, Texas in March 2021. Craig Newmark is one...

A public-private partnership acts as feeder program for veterans into full-time...

When Chicago gas utility company Peoples Gas embarked on a 30-year infrastructure project in 2011 to replace 2,000 miles of aging iron pipes, it...

Survey: Military spouses have experienced deep job loss during the past...

Unemployment and underemployment have always been a top concern for U.S. military spouses and in 2020 those concerns only grew stronger. “The issues that we...

Military medics face obstacles in transition to civilian health care jobs

For many veterans who served as medics or hospital corpsman in the military, finding a civilian job can be a challenge. By one estimate,...

Back to Work: New job programs designed to help members of...

As 2020 draws to a close, there are 10.7 million unemployed U.S. workers. Surges in cases of COVID-19 and increases in hospitalizations have led...

Leveraging higher ed to help veterans and military families

As WorkingNation wraps up its November deep focus on veterans and work, this episode of the Work in Progress podcast looks at the role...

I Want That Job!: HVAC technician

With winter upon us, who do you call if your heat is not working? An HVAC technician. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Jason Huber became...

A war hero continues to serve others

Extraordinary circumstances inspired Oyoana Allende to become an occupational therapist. Allende was serving in the Marine Corps in Iraq in 2005 when her convoy...

Tennessee college helps student-veterans on their post-military paths

It’s not uncommon to hear that those in the military have difficulty determining their next steps once their service has ended. Kevin Wittwer enlisted in...