Life after service can be a trying time for a veteran, especially if a former servicemember has trouble finding a job in a fickle labor market. However, veterans are in luck. There are a slew of organizations and citizens ready to help veterans make the shift back to civilian life. According to the Muskegon Chronicle, a job fair tailored to veterans attracted a large crowd, with an estimated 400 veterans flocking to the delve into job opportunities and resume-building at the fair in Muskegon. 

Fertile job opportunities for veterans 
"The companies that come here are serious," said recruiter Robert Wells, according to the news source. "They're willing to hire you even if it's outside of your field."

Wells' comments are emblematic of the fears of many that the current job market is only geared to employment seekers with a trade that brings with it significant prosperity, such as engineering. To dispel misconceptions about the job market, a key component of the fair is a workshop dedicated to assisting with job hunting techniques. This workshop also helps to burnish the resumes of veterans.

The options found in life after military may seem radically different for some veterans, but there are many skills a soldier gains that contribute to success in the job market. These include hierarchical organizational skills, work ethic and fortitude. As the job market becomes more and more competitive these skills will become even more invaluable then they are now.

Many institutions dedicated to helping veterans
There are also many organizations dedicated to helping veterans obtain success in the job market. According to The Des Moines Register, Wal-Mart has pioneered a program called "The Veterans Welcome Home Commitment" which ensures that a servicemember will have a job, provided they were honorably discharged from service, within a year. This clearly demonstrated Wal-Mart's commitment to helping veterans readjust to the cadences of civilian life, in the process bringing them the stability a job offers.

"Veterans bring invaluable skills including leadership, commitment and hard work, which make our workforce even stronger," Bill Simon, Wal-Mart U.S. president and CEO, told The Des Moines Register.

The source noted that this program has lead to the hiring of 42,000 veterans since it started in 2013. This is an impressive number, all the more when the economic situation of the U.S. is taken into account. The recession has impacted both civilian and military life, making a job hard to find. While military insurance is provided by the Veterans Administration, getting a job is still a necessity for a veteran. Therefore, Wal-Mart's program may have the potential to install many veterans in suitable positions throughout the U.S. 

Veterans can also make transition to public service
Another option veterans have after life in the military is to work for the federal government. Feds Hire Vets has an excellent website that provides information on federal job opportunities for veterans. The website displays pages on essential forms of information a veteran will have to know when tracking down federal employment. These include an agency directory, veterans employee, hiring officials and a page that describes the mission of Feds Hire Vets. This website serves as a handy tool for a veterans trying to find a job. 

Administration assists veterans in finding jobs
Another excellent resource for veterans looking for jobs is the Veterans Administration's website. This has a page specifically dedicated to putting a veteran in touch with various organizations, such as Feds Hire Vets and VA for Vets, that will help a veteran build a flourishing career. 

With a the great resources at a veterans disposal, now is the perfect time to look for a job.