By Taylor Klusman The Razorback Reporter The civilian disconnect that veterans face after they are hired raises challenges in the workplace, according to a study commissioned by Blue Star Families (BSF), an organization that advocates for veterans. BSF conducts a yearly survey featuring Military Family Lifestyle results and organizes the information gathered into various public […]

Unemployed veterans finding jobs as more businesses pledge to hire

By Taylor Klusman The Razorback Reporter More than 18,400 of veterans who reside in Arkansas are living in poverty. According to the Veterans Data Central website, the unemployment rate in 2016 ranged from 1.8 to 7.6 percent, ensuring that Arkansas’s 3.1 percent was relatively low when compared to other states. “Among the 453,000 unemployed veterans […]

Report: Women Veterans More Likely to Pursue Higher Education

By Andrea Johnson The Razorback Reporter Thirty-four percent of military-affiliated students last year at the UofA were women. Even though men make up the majority of that population, a national report shows that women veterans are more likely than men to pursue and complete a college education. A 2015 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs report […]

UA Bridges the Gap with Veterans

By Veronica Torres The Razorback Reporter The more than 1,300 students who have a military affiliation are working with UA officials to ease their college transition through outreach and assistance. Erika Gamboa, director of the Veterans Resource and Information Center relates service members’ introduction to university life to that of students without military affiliation. Many […]

Local Homeless Vets could see resource increase

Erin McGuinness The Razorback Reporter President Donald Trump proposed to increase funding for Veterans Affairs by more than $7 billion nationally, an addition that might not have an effect on the homeless veteran population in Fayetteville, according to interviews with those who work with providing housing for veterans. Trump’s agenda “The America First: A Budget […]

Corporations Look for Ways to Hire Vets in Large Numbers

By Hermon Negash The Razorback Reporter Because employment for veterans is one aspect of the sometimes difficult transition from military life to civilian life, companies and programs try to help veterans find jobs. The unemployment rate among veterans in the United States was about 4.6 percent in 2016 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. […]

Student Veterans Group Having Trouble Gaining Traction

Kayla Nunez  The Razorback Reporter The U of A has more than 403 registered student organizations and an estimated 50 percent of students are members of an RSO, but the organizers of Student Veterans are having trouble gaining traction for their group.     Student Veterans has been an RSO on the U of A campus […]

UA Staff Provide Resources for Student Veterans

By Chase Reavis The Razorback Reporter UA student veterans receive benefits and accommodations including financial aid and prolonged time on tests from on-campus facilities. The Veterans Resource and Information Center, VRIC, staff work with students and their dependents on a variety of college success factors, director Erika Gamboa said. Among these factors are college preparedness, […]

UA Nursing Department Prepares Students to Enter VA

By Katie Serrano The Razorback Reporter The University of Arkansas School of Nursing is preparing their graduate students to find the right hospital to work at after a strike at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Little Rock raised concerns about working conditions in June. Susan Patton, interim director of the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing, […]

Fayetteville Takes Steps to Control Veteran Homelessness

By Erin McGuinness The Razorback Reporter Fayetteville is taking steps to permanently control, or end, homelessness among veterans in the city, a feat that Mayor Lioneld Jordan said in 2014 he thought could be achieved by 2015. That goal was an outgrowth of President Barack Obama’s goal to end homelessness among veterans. In “Opening Doors,” […]