When you leave the military, the biggest question is "what's next?" It's a scary job market right now, but the skills you've received in the military make you highly marketable. The Legion sponsors dozens of veterans hiring fairs each year, and our employment experts also provide tips to writing resumes, networking and making a strong impression in the interview process.
Joe Sharpe, director of The American Legion Economic Division, will attend an update on the National Export Initiative with President Barack Obama at 11:30 a.m. today at the White House.
During his State of the Union address earlier this year, President Obama called for a new National Export Initiative to double U.S. exports and support 2 million new jobs. To do so, the administration is taking five steps to help U.S. firms expand sales of their goods and services abroad: creation of a new Cabinet-level focus on U.S. exports, expanding export financing, prioritizing government advocacy on behalf of U.S. exporters, providing new resources to U.S. businesses seeking to export, and ensuring a level playing field for U.S. exporters in global markets.