For America’s returning veterans, the transitions to civilian life brings many changes. Most notably, coming home provides insecurity when soldiers are left without jobs. Hiring military veterans has become a priority for many corporations and a new aspect of diversity and inclusion in every workplace across the country.
By Nadine VogelPresident, Springboard Consulting LLC According the the U.S. department of defense personnel and procurement statistics, tens of thousands of veterans serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and surrounding duty stations have lost a hand or limb, been severely burned, blinded, have lost hearing, been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a traumatic brain injury… Read the full article
Growing up in Cleveland’s Longwood projects, Michael Ryan faced many hardships. Ryan suffered an unfortunately common story of a drug-addicted mother, whom he watched die at the age of 13, and a physically-abusive, chemically-dependent stepfather.
I was very interested to learn that in a recent news conference in Washington D.C., the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) shared a new proposal requiring that persons with disabilities have at least seven percent of jobs with federal contractors and subcontractors.
As a Director in a midsize regional law firm, I have noticed that many corporations, including Sara Lee and Wal-Mart, now wield their considerable leverage to encourage firms to adopt policies centered around greater diversity.
When President Clinton installed the policy of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ in 1993, he continued a hush-hush policy within the armed forces towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals.