Why Hiring a Veteran During COVID-19 Could Help Your Business

There is no doubt the COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on industries across the globe. While businesses go back to hiring, it's important to keep veterans top of mind as they are the ones who have always known how to navigate through challeng... Read More ▶


Women Veterans Need More Help in Key Areas Than Male Veterans Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, a survey found that women veterans need more help in key resource areas than their male counterparts. That's according to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, which released i... Read More ▶


Sarah Chen Contributes Her Employment Success to Onward to Opportunity

Sarah Chen, a military spouse at Joint Base San Antonio, recently graduated from IVMF’s Onward to Opportunity program. Thanks to her hard work in the O2O program – even through a pandemic and lockdown - she got hired as a freelance project manage... Read More ▶


A National Strategy to Prevent Veteran Suicide

With COVID-19 accelerating veteran unemployment and economic uncertainty, a whole of government approach to tackling veteran suicide inclusive of private industry and academia is needed now more than ever. Recently, Veterans Administration Secreta... Read More ▶


Veterans’ Programs and Alumni Network Equip Entrepreneur Chris Dambach to Pivot in Crisis

  After Chris Dambach ’13 returned from his deployment as a U.S. Marine in Iraq in 2010, he decided to start a business, Veteran Lawn Care. He invested in some used mowers and borrowed a truck from his brother-in-law. He grew the business s... Read More ▶


Veteran Entrepreneurs Amid Covid-19 Pandemic – Preliminary Insights

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship and Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) are issuing preliminary results from a study on how veteran-owned businesses have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandem... Read More ▶


Veterans Unemployment Drops in May, but Worries About Long-Term Job Market Lnger

The unemployment rate among veterans fell in May despite the lingering effects of the coronavirus pandemic, a surprising turn-around after historic high jobless numbers a month earlier. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the veterans une... Read More ▶


Support Veteran-Owned Business on National Holidays – June 2020

What’s better than a celebration? Celebrating a veteran or military spouse owned business! From Flag Day to Space Day, military-connected businesses are making an impact in a variety of industries! The IVMF’s Coalition for Veteran Owned Business ... Read More ▶


Focused on Health: Veterans and the Pandemic

This Memorial Day we honor those who have served our country. But the COVID-19 pandemic is posing new challenges to our nation’s veterans, especially those battling mental health issues. On a farm in rural Virginia, United States Navy veteran Dani... Read More ▶


Coronavirus strikes veterans of war: “These are difficult times” but “we must fight, give it forward”

 "Freedom is not free, you have to pay for it with the blood of Americans," recalls a former Marine. Now the pandemic has killed more than a thousand veterans, and unemployment grips many more, especially Hispanics. Hispanic Veteran Calls on Mil... Read More ▶