Despite Low Unemployment, Veterans Struggle To Find Meaningful Jobs

Unemployment or Underemployment

Unemployment for recent veterans has hit a historic low, but it’s not clear how many veterans are able to use their military experience to get meaningful employment.

The most recent generation of war veterans came home to a pretty rough economy. Joblessness for younger veterans back in 2011 was more than 12 percent, much worse than the rate for nonveterans. That number is now down to below 4 percent, but what that figure doesn’t show is the quality of that employment.  Most of our veterans either found themselves unemployed or underemployed – underemployed being the worst.

The government doesn’t measure underemployment because it’s hard to define. One study did find that 43 percent of veterans leave their first civilian job within 12 months. Veterans’ unemployment is at a historic low, and plenty of companies advertise that they hire vets. But too many of those are dead-end jobs, he says, that don’t leave time to look for a better one.

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Being a fast food manager or crossing guard is not the type of job that requires combat training or counterinsurgency experience.

The employment market was full at one point in time with people in business and government who had military experience. But now it’s only a tiny percentage who served, so a tiny number who know that a corpsman has a lot of medical knowledge or a quartermaster knows about logistics.

The employment market is not aware of how military skills relate, but you have veterans who also don’t know how to articulate military skills either in a way that civilians can understand.

The 2KHero Scholarship program has been established to give veterans an opportunity to start their own business, by providing operating capital and education through the startup phase of their business.   

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Considering the hundreds of thousands of dollars it takes to train a soldier, many of the government programs setup to transition them back into society are simply not meeting their needs.  The 2KHeroes Foundation is providing this opportunity for our Veterans, which will piggyback their military training by giving them additional business training and support.  This additional training and support will enable them to contribute to society along with providing a substantial income for themselves.

How can you help…You can donating to the 2KHero scholarship fund by simply clicking the donate button, each donation will provide a business opportunity for another Veteran

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Unemployed Veterans Looking for Help

Many of our Veterans are looking for a seamless transition back into society, the 2KHero Scholarship program will help provide a vehicle for such a transition.

We have recognized that there are several problems associated with employment and our Veterans, which are taking a toll on when and how they become employed.  Some are left with that feeling of “What’s my purpose” or “Why did I survive” and on the other hand many of them are just looking for a way to contribute to society.  No matter the problem, many of our Government programs are simply not working for our Veterans. 

Veteran in Need of Employment

The opportunity to move on with their lives can sometime become overwhelming and lead to other more complicated problems, such as pour self-esteem and eventually homelessness.

The 2KHero Scholarship programs meets these problems head on and delivers a way out for many of our Veterans, so they can own and operate their own business.

How can you help…You can donating to the 2KHero scholarship fund by simply clicking the donate button, each donation will provide an opportunity for another Veteran to move one step closer in their desire for employment.

Homeless Veterans need your help

The 2KHero Business Scholarship program provides startup funding for Veterans and First Responders to help build an online business that can easily be operated from anywhere in the world.

You can help…donate today and help put a Veteran to work.

6 Superfoods for Detox

With all the toxins we are exposed to every day, detoxing is a must.

There’s arsenic in rice, lead in water, mercury in fish, and new research shows there is more weed killer than certain vitamins in kids’ cereal.

Our bodies need help handling this daily onslaught of toxic chemicals. The good news is you can support detox starting in the kitchen.

Add these detox superfoods to meals or smoothies and boost your health…

THE BEST SUPER FOODS FOR DETOX

These superfoods either bind to the toxin so it can be removed, or they support the function of your liver, so it can efficiently act as a toxin filter.

And your body needs the help. Testing shows that the average person has over 200 toxic chemicals in their blood.
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Detoxing can give you more energy, support your heart, clear out the brain fog and set you up for a long, healthy life.

Start with a few of these superfoods and you’ll be on the right track

SUPER FOODS THAT SUPPORT DETOX

We have T-Shirts, do you want one?

A group of very big-hearted people got together and decided that for every $50.00 donated, we would send them a T-shirt. Can you imagine that, your money donated to help a group of well deserving people, will also get you a T-Shirt.

Now…this is not just any T-Shirt, it’s a “Company Branded” T-Shirt – excellent, am I right or what?

For real…2KHeroes is a great opportunity to help many of our Veterans, First Responders, Educators and our Disabled community enjoy the benefits of a full-time income without the hassles of the work-a-day world.

Please find it in your hearts to give to this well deserving community of people who have served our country and paid the price for our freedoms! Click the Donate button to receive your Company Branded T-Shirt and the opportunity to pay-it-forward!

Warrior Song Armed Forces Tribute

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This is an exciting and upbeat video honoring the men and women in all of our armed forces. Turn up your audio and take a moment to remember those who have dedicated and continue to dedicate themselves to defending our country and our way of life.

Remember – the work moves forward when you are moved – please donate today!