Re-entering the workforce in today’s job market can be a daunting task, especially for those returning from military service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Earlier this year, the United States Labor Department reported an 11.2 per cent jobless rate for Gulf War veterans over 18 years old, four percentage points higher than the previous year.


A new survey from CareerBuilder is offering some encouraging news with 41 per cent of employers reporting they have hired U.S. veterans or members of the National Guard in the last six months.

One-in-five (21 per cent) are actively recruiting veterans and members of the National Guard for open positions today.

The top positions employers say they are targeting U.S. service men and women for include information technology, engineering, management and sales.