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JOBS: Background Investigation FAQs

A background check or background investigation is the process of looking up and compiling criminal records, commercial records and financial records (in certain instances such as employment screening) of an individual. Background checks are often requested by employers on job candidates, especially on candidates seeking a position that requires high security or a position of trust, such as in a school, hospital, financial institution, airport, and government.

JOBS: 3 Levels of Security Clearance

National security information that requires protection against unauthorized use and disclosure are classified at one of the three levels; Top Secret, Secret, and Confidential

JOBS: Power Up Your Earning Potential with a Security Clearance

If you seek to work at an employer serving the national interest you will find your path slowed if not blocked entirely, by the absense of a security clearance. To get a security clearance, you'll need an employer’s support and a great deal of patience. In getting the approvals, delays are common especially considering the U.S. government’s backlog of security clearance applications.

JOBS: The Benefits of Having a Security Clearance

A security clearance assures government-sector employers that the applicant is able and willing to safeguard classified national security information. It also means that an applicant lacks a criminal background and has undergone one or several security background investigations which gives the applicant a competive advantage in getting hired.

More Than 32,800 Veterans Hired During First Half of FY2010

Today, the President’s Interagency Council on Veterans Employment was briefed by U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director John Berry, Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Scott Gould, and Department of Labor's Assistant Secretary for Veteran’s Employment and Training, Ray Jefferson, to inform them that thousands more veterans have been hired by federal agencies since last November when President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13518, Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government, and established the Veterans Employment Initiative. Also at the briefing, the council adopted a more aggressive new benchmark for veteran hiring among federal agencies.

Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) Offers Exciting Career Opportunities in the...

In the 1940s, fashion and apparel industry members were faced with a dwindling number of qualified people to help them run and carry on their businesses. The next generation wanted to be doctors and lawyers—not tailors. A group of industry members, led by Mortimer C. Ritter, an educator with an interest in programs for young working people, and Max Meyer, a retired menswear manufacturer, set about organizing a school to ensure the vitality of their businesses. First, they created the Educational Foundation for the Fashion Industries to promote education for the industry. The Foundation then obtained a charter from the New York State Board of Regents to establish a “fashion institute of technology and design.” The institute opened in 1944 with 100 students, and was located on the top two floors of the High School of Needle Trades.

Leo Hindery, Jr: Treasury Secretary Geithner’s Good-News Spinning Is Out of...

Mr. Geithner's rhetorical deceptions mask the ineffectiveness of the only two potentially meaningful job-creation initiatives -- aid to the states and the bailout of Detroit -- that he and Summers largely put together, while letting him ignore the several initiatives, including trade reform, which could actually create, relatively quickly, millions of jobs.

Defense Contracting Job Search: FAQ

What is defense contracting, and what does it mean if I am hired on a defense contract? Defense contracting is very simple: a commercial company has bid and won a contract to provide services to the U.S. government. The type of work is either professional services.

The GOP Plot to Screw the Economy and the Middle Class

- What the GOP and Tea Party allies are doing is not just reckless, it's sociopathic - By Bob Cesca at Huffington Post We're only three months...

Jobs, Jobs, and Jobs

- President Obama should make the whole upcoming mid-term election a national referendum on putting Americans back to work, and his jobs bill. Are you...

Jobless Aid Advances over GOP Attempts to Block

As President Obama again blasts 'Republican obstruction' on jobless benefits, bill moves forward, giving hope to jobless. By Ezra Klein Republican attempts to filibuster the unemployment insurance...

Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Offers Jobs To...

Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services looks to veterans so they can continue striving towards achieving their vision of being nationally recognized as the best by other state governments across the nation.

GOP Filibustering America, Says President Obama

- The President blasts Republicans in the Senate who are blocking unemployment insurance and small business tax breaks to create jobs -- even as they...

The Disabled Veterans National Foundation Offers Rewarding Employment Opportunities

The Foundation was established by six women veterans and State Women Veterans Coordinators to expand their scope of work within the veteran’s community. The Foundation is operated on donations from the public and holds various fund raiser activities throughout the year dedicated to raising money for their cause.

Employers Take Advantage of Tax Credit to Hire U.S. Veterans

by John Vogel, HireVeterans.com Hiring U.S. military veterans can save your company a ton of money through the use of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)....

Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) Offers Exciting Career Opportunities in the...

In the 1940s, fashion and apparel industry members were faced with a dwindling number of qualified people to help them run and carry on their businesses. The next generation wanted to be doctors and lawyers—not tailors. A group of industry members, led by Mortimer C. Ritter, an educator with an interest in programs for young working people, and Max Meyer, a retired menswear manufacturer, set about organizing a school to ensure the vitality of their businesses. First, they created the Educational Foundation for the Fashion Industries to promote education for the industry. The Foundation then obtained a charter from the New York State Board of Regents to establish a “fashion institute of technology and design.” The institute opened in 1944 with 100 students, and was located on the top two floors of the High School of Needle Trades.

Attracting Veterans To Your Work Force via HireVeterans.com

Hire Our Talented US VT By Randy Miller I know some may look for free ways to advertise their jobs. As you may or may not know,...

Employers Get Up to $ 4800 in Tax Credits for Hiring...

Up to $ 4800 in Tax Credits Available to Employers who Hire Veterans President Barack Obama shakes hands with lawmakers after he signs the HIRE...

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is HIRING!

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the nation’s first and largest organization dedicated to improving the lives of OIF and OEF veterans and their families, is hiring.

Careers in IT- Mapping a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Career Path

Mapping a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Career Path Geographical Information Systems (GIS) is a fast-evolving capability used on an ever-increasing basis by governments and businesses...

Prepare for the Transition from Military to Civilian Life

The three key ingredients to finding a successful civilian career are a degree, certifications (specific training), and experience. But when you’re transitioning from the military to a civilian career, it will take time and dedicated preparation to gain all three.

Prepare for Transition from Military to Civilian Life

Degree, Certifications/Training and Experience. Get them and be successful

New Law Gives Huge Tax Breaks to Companies who Hire Veterans

President Barack Obama on Thursday signed into law the $17.5 billion Hiring Incentive to Restore Employment Act (the “HIRE Act”), comprising a payroll tax holiday for businesses that hire unemployed workers, an income tax credit of $1,000 for businesses that retain these employees and an extension of highways project financing. The bill was passed in the Senate last month and the House earlier in March, with voting largely along partisan lines.

Young Veterans Returning Home to Few Jobs

The unemployment rate last year for young Iraq and Afghanistan veterans hit 21.1 percent, the Labor Department said Friday, reflecting a tough obstacle combat veterans face as they make the transition home from war.

Soldiers look homeward, hoping for jobs

Now it's 10 months later and 2,500 soldiers are about to come home. At least 800 of them, likely more, don't have jobs. Many will face the grim necessity of losing their federal pay and needing to find work at a time when Oregon is afflicted with double-digit unemployment. Their incomes will fall off a cliff when they leave the federal pay system this spring.

Senator Bernie Sanders: Rebuild the middle class

The economic pain our country is experiencing did not begin when the financial sector nearly collapsed over a year ago as a result of the greed and recklessness of Wall Street. The decline of the middle class has been going on for many years. Describing "a lost decade for American workers," The Washington Post said the past 10 years were the worst for the U.S. economy in modern times. USA Today said incomes of the young and middle-aged "have fallen off a cliff since 2000, leaving many age groups poorer than they were even in the 1970s."

Bring Back the Civilian Conservation Corps

Our country exists for the people; not for the military-industrial complex, not for Wall Street speculators and banks. As soaring levels of unemployment appear...

Unemployed Face Long Road

Why we do not at least try for the United States do dedicate itself to providing jobs is beyond me. Free market nostrums mean...

Transitioning to a Successful Civilian Career Webinar to be held on...

On Tuesday, February 23 from 2-3pm EST, Lt. Col Paul Capicik of American Sentinel University will be leading a webinar entitled “Transitioning to a...

Transition Webinar to be held on Tuesday Feb. 23rd

Transitioning to a Successful Civilian Career Webinar to held on Feb. 23 On Tuesday, February 23 from 2-3pm EST, Lt. Col Paul Capicik of American...

Employers Take a Beating by Laying Off Employees

It’s not only employees who suffer when they get laid off but the firms responsible for handing them the pink slips can take a beating, too. As millions of Americans have been fired by employers struggling to remain profitable, we have all borne witness to Corporate America's calloused disregard of its workers. Now, canny business economists claim the layoffs have hurt employers, too.

Changed America

Dingbats like Sarah Palin screech U.S.A., but do not think the sentiment ought include the American working class.

10 Top Reasons to Hire Veterans

Attn Employers!  Find out Why Hiring Veterans Makes Cents by Capt. Benjamin Jones There is now doubt that hiring U.S. Veterans makes cents from many standpoints.....below,...

Veterans Job Board Comparison Test: Who is the Best?

Job Boards for U.S. Veterans Get Net Evaluated VeteransToday.com puts the Job Sites to the Test As the veterans community increases from America's prolonged conflicts around the...

How to Begin the Transition from Military to Civilian Jobs

One of the most important facets of any service member’s life is the transition out. Especially as it pertains to finding a job, the transition from a military to civilian career will require planning and preparation. So how do you begin this transition?

We have a huge problem in the U.S. assigning value to...

Today's New York Times will infuriate you for many reasons but the most important is this one: we have lost all sense of common sense matrices for assigning value for a job well done or strict accountability for a job handled poorly. The American bankster is a prime example of this.

Hire a Hero: Hire a Vet

The Salvation Army Liberty Program and the State of Califonia EDD are pleased to invite you to participate in the State of California "Hire a Hero, Hire a Vet" job and resource fair for veterans