On today’s episode, I am welcoming back Mike Kelly from USAA and Deborah Bradbard with IVMF to talk about the 3rd research paper in this 4 part series. You can find links to the first two episodes of this series below.


Did You Know?

One of three service members didn’t feel prepared to successfully transition from military to civilian life, according to a new report released today that draws on self-reported data from veteran employees. Among those who did not feel prepared, 54 percent did not get into their preferred career field, did not find a job that matched their military training, and their military status did not help them obtain a job.

The report titled, “Workforce Readiness Alignment: The Relationship Between Job Preferences, Retention, and Earnings,” is the third installment of the Workforce Readiness Research Series, by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), in collaboration with USAA. The research emphasizes the relationship between the career aspirations of the veterans, and his or her success securing employment consistent with those aspirations.

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