Another employment trend complicates the Military-to-Civilian job transition: temporary work.
Employers in the civilian world are finding temporary assignments may just be all they have to offer. Finding full-time work is still a major challenge. Demand for temporary workers is growing. We’ve already seen the trend towards more contract (not full-time) employment.
Sequestration-driven budget cuts are impacting the defense industry. This means military personnel that are being downsized. They are forced to exit a career sooner-than-planned. They will face another challenge as they move from military-to-civilian employment.
Temporary employment or under-employment is not what military personnel want to hear now. They want to use their skills, interest and experience to identify, bring value and get hired by employers who offer a good job with stable income and a real future.
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