Using Zwick Impact Funds, RAND convened a workshop connecting leaders in the Department of Defense and the Department of Labor with leaders in industry to address the challenges that remain surrounding veteran employment.
The RAND Epstein Family Veterans Policy Research Institute, housed at the RAND Corporation, is dedicated to conducting innovative, interdisciplinary, evidence-based research to improve the lives of those who have served in the U.S. military.
This report presents multiple evaluation design options to address questions specified in specified in a Congressionally-mandated Department of Labor longitudinal study of job counseling, training, and placement service for veterans.
This report presents information needed to design an evaluation that can address questions specified in a Congressionally-mandated Department of Labor longitudinal study of job counseling, training, and placement service for veterans.
When compared with the civilian labor force, there is less women's representation among those who work for the U.S. Department of Defense. What accounts for this gap? And what could be done to address it?
Building on a previous consultation looking at the transition experiences of UK Service leavers, RAND Europe was commissioned by the Forces in Mind Trust to research the effect of Service leavers' resilience on transition pathways and outcomes.
A comparison of the unemployment experiences of ex–service members and civilians finds that while both groups had similar durations of unemployment, veterans delayed filing for benefits. But once engaged with employment services, they made active use of tools like job referrals and training.
Presents a prototype toolkit that describes the nontechnical skills developed through military training, education, and on-the-job experiences, to help veterans communicate about the value they can bring to civilian workplaces.
Presents a prototype toolkit that describes the nontechnical skills developed through military training, education, and on-the-job experiences, to help civilian employers understand the full value veterans can bring to their organizations.
Military veterans have a great deal to offer civilian employers, including nontechnical skills such as leadership, decisionmaking, and persistence. New tools can help veterans describe their skills to potential employers and can be used by employers to understand the value veterans can bring to their organizations.
Provides information to help veterans and transitioning service members communicate to civilian employers about the nontechnical skills they have developed through military training and education programs and on-the-job experience.
This reference booklet provides information to help civilian employers understand the nontechnical skills that transitioning service members and veterans have developed through on-the-job experience in the military.
Massachusetts veterans have unmet needs for education, employment, health care, housing, financial, and legal services. Researchers assessed these needs to help inform state investments and guide efforts to remedy barriers to access.
Discusses the results of a new approach to develop an improved crosswalk between Army military occupational specialties (MOSs) and civilian occupations, highlighting ten of the Army's most populous combat and noncombat MOSs.
The number of returning veterans is expected to grow to 4.2 million over the next decade. This robust talent pool can be an asset to the civilian workforce. Investments in translating veterans' skills, certification and licensing, and comprehensive career counseling can improve this transition.
While the aim of veteran employment programs is to help veterans transition to civilian jobs, their impact is unclear. RAND hosted two workshops to recommend improvements to veteran employment opportunities and identify research gaps.
The transition from military service to the civilian world can be challenging, especially for veterans with no prior civilian work experience and those with injuries or disabilities. A decade of research addressing these veterans' issues is summarized in ten questions and answers.