Did you know that national guard and reserve members face the highest unemployment rate of any in the post 9-11 generation?
The vast majority of them live in northern Virginia and DC. The DOD's Local Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve groups are designed to get them back to work. Chairman Steve Villalpando says h2hjobs.com is a key website. It is like Monster, but is more specific to people with military experience. It gives employers the chance to recruit for military skills and potential employees to post multiple resumes for free. Right now, there are more than 70,000 jobs on the site nationwide.
Members of the Fredericksburg ESGR group and others in the state work to get the once deployed member back to work too. They do everything from dealing with the legal side of their job being eliminated to finding them a fit for a new job.
Information may also be submitted through esgr.mil to have someone contact you directly in Fredericksburg and Stafford counties. Guard and reserve members may also call 1-800-336-4590, select where they live and talk to a representative directly.