Welcome to the BusiNeighbor Veterans Center Veterans Blog. Today is the first installment of the Three Part Series - Matching Veterans Skill Sets in the New Economy - Part 1- Who am I Meant to Be?
We will address the New Economic Landscape, how traditional jobs are evolving, and how veterans can assess and re-purpose their their skill sets to obtain or create gainful employment.
The Great Recession of 2008 changed the economic landscape for the 21st Century in ways that are still unfolding. 86% of the traditional workforce are unhappy with their current employers, 50% of the traditional jobs are gone, most notably in manufacturing and service center sectors, the average traditional job tenure is down to 4.5 years and over 5 million jobs are currently available demanding computer/technical skills, of which less than 40% of the population are qualified for.