Thousands of Veterans Sign up for Job Education
Unemployed veterans may be heading back to school in mass under a federal program to get out-of-work veterans trained and back in the job market.

Officials at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs say there has been an enormous response to a new skills-based program that pays for up to a year of education toward an associate degree or a non-college-degree or certificate.

In fewer than seven weeks since the VA began accepting applications for the Veteran Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), 27,080 unemployed veterans have applied. That's more than half the maximum a
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What Millennial Job Seekers Want
According to The Jane Dough, by 2020, almost half of the US workforce will consist of millennials, or those born between 1980 and 2001. As millennials take over the work world, the rules are changing. And that means companies need to start learning how to deal with their young employees…or else. A new study by UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School surveyed what this generation needs for professional success.

And what do millennials want? For starters, millennials want more than money. They view meaning as more important than higher pay and also want to feel a sense of accomplishment. Seventy-one percent wouldn’t mind working abroad. Millennials are also very savvy digital multi-taskers and can switch between various devices 27 times per hour compared to only 17 times for their parent’s and grandparent’s generation.

Social media freedom is essential for this generation. Sixty-four percent ask about social media policies during an interview and
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Summer jobs make a splash in central Oklahoma
The scene at the Stillwater Municipal Pool made Audrey Scott’s heart pound.

One second, a young girl was flying off the diving board.

photo - Lifeguard Darci Thomas, 20, watches as a child makes her way off the diving board at the Stillwater Municipal Pool. PHOTO BY ADAM KEMP, THE OKLAHOMAN
Lifeguard Darci Thomas, 20, watches as a child makes her way off the diving board at the Stillwater Municipal Pool. PHOTO BY ADAM KEMP, THE OKLAHOMAN

The next, there was a cry for help followed by silence as the child’s head slipped beneath the water.

Without a moment’s hesitation, Scott leapt off her guard’s tower nearly five feet above the pool’s surface and dove to scoop the flailing child to safety, rescuing the girl from the 400,000-gallon pool.

“It was very nerve-wracking because I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, this isn’t happening,’” Scott said.

“I told myself &lsq
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