American policy towards labor market and post-9/11 veterans Cover Image

Amerykańska polityka wobec rynku pracy a weterani pokolenia 9/11
American policy towards labor market and post-9/11 veterans

Author(s): Adam Korolczuk
Subject(s): Politics, Public Administration, Public Law, Sociology, Human Resources in Economy
Published by: Szkoła Główna Handlowa
Keywords: American veterans; the war in Afghanistan; the labor market; unemployment

Summary/Abstract: A few years ago, veteran employment was associated in the United States with the charity. Today both public administration and many private companies are willing to assist former soldiers. Within the next five years, about one million soldiers will have to leave the armed forces because of the planned partial withdrawal of the U. S. troops from Afghanistan and defense cuts. Most of them will find employment, however, a significant percentage, especially the young veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars will remain unemployed. Veterans affairs are crucial both for the President of the United States, the Congress and the whole American society, as they are related to the economic and social aspects of the state functioning. On the other hand, misconception about ex-combatants prevents the use of their potential and skills acquired in the military, and is not reflected in any way on the economy of the state. This situation is frustrating because veterans can be very good workers having many qualities that are desirable among employers, such as leadership skills, cooperation, loyalty and initiative.

  • Issue Year: 8/2015
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 159-188
  • Page Count: 30
  • Language: English, Polish