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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Wal-Mart to hire recently discharged veterans

Article Title:Wal-Mart Plans to Hire Any Veteran Who Wants a Job


"... a plan to hire every veteran who wants a job, provided that the veterans have left the military in the previous year and did not receive a dishonorable discharge. ..."

Reference Source: www.nytimes.com

Friday, August 10, 2012

California's Attorney General suing veterans charity

Article Title: Veterans charity accused of squandering millions


"... Help Hospitalized Veterans is no stranger to controversy. The California-based charity came under scrutiny four years ago, when its founder and then-president was hauled before Congress to answer tough questions about his management of millions of dollars in private donations. ..."

Reference Source: www.businessweek.com

Friday, August 3, 2012

Army Reserve Employer Partnership Office will collaborate with the Interior Department to provide targeted recruitment opportunities

Article Title:Agreement Bolsters Reservist, Veteran Employment Opportunities


"... “This agreement answers President [Barack] Obama’s call to increase employment opportunities for veterans, while helping Interior build a 21st century, highly skilled workforce that reflects the diversity of the United States, engages youth, and provides sustainable ways to conserve America’s great outdoors.” ..."

Reference Source: www.defense.gov

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Veteran's Preference Points and Federal Employment

Article Title: Veteran's Employment Preference Points Overview


"... veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military campaigns are entitled to preference over non veterans both in hiring from competitive lists of eligibles and in retention during reductions in force.

The goal of the Veteran's Preference is not to the place a veteran in every vacant Federal job. ..."

Reference Source: militaryvet.blogspot.com

Friday, March 16, 2012

Special courts for vets with PTSD created in Maine

Article Title: Maine creates special courts for vets with PTSD


"... Too many Maine veterans get in trouble with the law, because of post-traumatic stress disorder and other emotional problems caused by their combat experience. ..."

Reference Source: www.wlbz2.com

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

"Operation Home2Work" Veterans and Business Expo

Article Title: Feds host veterans employment and business expo


"... U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), along with federal partners, Department of Veterans Affairs, Small Business Administration and Department of Labor is hosting "Operation Home2Work" Veterans and Business Expo Thursday, March 15. ..."

Reference Source: www.greenwich-post.com

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Unique needs of veterans with disabilities transitioning to civilian employment

Article Title:EEOC Issues Revised Publications on Employment of Veterans with Disabilities


"... issued two revised publications addressing veterans with disabilities and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Both documents are available on the agency’s website..."

Reference Source: www.infozine.com

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Veterans unfairly denied jobs, Postal Service among top offender

Article Title:Returning military members: Feds not offering jobs back


"...began in-depth training in November for managers to ensure compliance with “both the spirit and the letter of USERRA,” according to Mary Santiago, director of the VA’s Veteran Employment Services Office. ..."

Reference Source: www.mitchellrepublic.com

Friday, January 20, 2012

Unemployment rate for America’s military veterans far exceeds the national average

Article Title: Unemployment High for Young US Military Veterans


"... the unemployment rate for America’s military veterans far exceeds the national average. About 12 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are unemployed ..."

Reference Source: www.voanews.com

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Will new plan help vets find employment?

Article Title:New Plan to Help Vets Find Work After War


"... when employment is tough for anyone to find. "Our troops are coming home and we need to be ready," Sen. Michael Bennet says. He has proposed legislation to create a National Veterans Foundation that would operate much like the National Parks Foundation already does...."

Reference Source: www.foxnews.com

Monday, October 24, 2011

New Hampshire Veterans Job Fair

Article Title: Job fair focuses on veterans


"...Veterans and others looking for work may be in luck. New Hampshire Employment Security is organizing a "Hiring Our Heroes" job fair Wednesday at the Steeplegate Mall. ..."

Reference Source: www.concordmonitor.com

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Jobs plan for veterans

Article Title: Obama, first lady tout jobs plan for veterans


"... 270 companies that have joined in an effort to hire 25,000 veterans by 2013. ..."

Reference Source: www.msnbc.msn.com

Monday, October 3, 2011

America’s Veterans to Tennessee Engineers program online

Article Title:Program recruits veterans to become engineers


"... Launched in February 2009, the program combines an altruistic motive — helping to transition veterans to meaningful employment in the private sector ..."

Reference Source: www.knoxnews.com

America’s Veterans to Tennessee Engineers program online

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Veteran Jobs Bill Would Take Money from Veterans

Article Title: House committee passes jobs bill for veterans


"... The bill would reduce pensions for some low-income veterans in nursing homes and delays previously planned reductions in fees on veterans’ home loans. ..."

Reference Source: www.airforcetimes.com

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Job Initiatives Focus on Vets, Family Members

Article Title: Job Initiatives Focus on Vets, Family Members


"... Obama said he has directed the federal government to hire more veterans. During the past year and a half, that directive has resulted in more than 100,000 veteran hires. ..."

Reference Source: www.defense.gov

Saturday, July 30, 2011

OPM's Government-wide Veterans Employment Website

Article Title:Feds Hire Vets Snippet:

"... U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Government-wide Veterans Employment Website. This website is a critical component of the Federal Government’s strategy for the recruitment and employment of Veterans. ..."

Reference Source: www.fedshirevets.gov

Monday, July 25, 2011

Job fair for veterans next week in middle Tennessee

Article Title: Middle Tennessee employment workshop, job fair for veterans next week Snippet:

"... Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, has announced a three-day Employment Assistance Workshop to be held in Smyrna and open to National Guard members, Reservists, and all veterans. It is also open to spouses and completely free to all participants. ..."

Reference Source: www.murfreesboropost.com

Monday, July 18, 2011

HR 2433, the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act of 2011

Article Title: Groups praise Miller’s jobs bill for veterans Snippet:

"... In a major step forward for HR 2433, the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act of 2011, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America said it likes many of the details and endorses the bill introduced July 7 by Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla. ..."

Reference Source: www.airforcetimes.com

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

More Veterans Hired in Federal Government

Article Title:More Than 72,000 Veterans Hired in Federal Government in FY 2010
President Obama's Veterans Employment Initiative Succeeding

Washington, DC - The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has released Employment of Veterans in the Federal Executive Branch for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010, a document which tells a success story of the hiring of 72,133 veterans in the federal government in FY 2010. This is an increase of approximately 2,000 more veterans than were hired in FY 2009.

"Through the President's Veterans Employment Initiative, OPM and our agency partners are helping tens of thousands of veterans and their families continue their legacy of service," said OPM Director John Berry. "These are some of the best, brightest and hardest-working Americans in the federal government. While we've accomplished a lot in the first year, too many veterans are still unemployed and we're going to keep pushing to do even better going forward."

The document also highlights two other important accomplishments. First, 25.6 percent of total new hires across the federal government in FY 2010 were veterans. This is a 1.6 percentage point increase from FY 2009. Second, of the veterans hired in FY 2010, 23,140 are disabled veterans compared to 20,448 in FY 2009. This is a 1.2 percentage point increase.

To view Employment of Veterans in the Federal Executive Branch for FY 2010, please visit www.FedsHireVets.gov.

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Reference Source: http://www.opm.gov/news/more-than-72000-veterans-hired-in-federal-government-in-fy-2010,1672.aspx

Monday, June 6, 2011

Military Veterans, we want you!

Article Title: Guffey Encourages Postal Veterans
To Spread the Word About New Job Opportunities

"... “The APWU negotiated a Collective Bargaining Agreement that will create thousands of new employment opportunities for veterans, and we need your help to ensure veterans are hired,” Guffey said in a May 27 letter. ..."

Reference Source: www.apwu.org

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tennessee Veterans

Article Title:Unemployed Tennessee veterans trained but find few green jobs Snippet:

"... Operation Stand Down, a Nashville nonprofit that serves veterans, teamed up with Tennessee State University and Actus Lend Lease, a developer that builds homes on military bases across the country, to provide the hands-on training and certification to become weatherization technicians. ..."

Reference Source: www.jacksonsun.com

Employment opportunities for veterans in Michigan

Article Title: Michigan career fairs June 1-8: Opportunities for veterans, light industrial, retail, IT and engineering Snippet:

"... June 2: The West Michigan Veteran Job Fair takes place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the National Guard Armory located at 1200 44th Street in Wyoming, Michigan. Attendees can meet with a Veterans Employment Representative. Apply and interview with top-notch employers. For more information, call (616) 336-4465. ..."

Reference Source: www.mlive.com

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Veterans who would like to work for DLA can pursue multiple avenues

Article Title: DLA can help veterans find federal jobs Snippet:

"...Usually, veterans have the experience required for many DLA positions. They are dedicated employees and are familiar with the DLA mission,” she said. “With the experience they’ve had in the military, they are usually ready, willing and eager to work ..."

Reference Source: insidenova.com

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Wounded Warriors program finds veterans positions within the federal government

Article Title: Wounded Warriors program finds veterans positions within the federal government Snippet:

"...Veterans have to receive an Army Physical Disability Evaluation System rating of 30 percent or greater in one or more specific categories such as blindness, deafness, loss of limb, severe burns, paralysis or traumatic brain injury among other conditions in order to qualify for the program. ..."

Reference Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Federal agencies learn benefits of hiring wounded veterans

Article Title: Federal agencies learn benefits of hiring wounded veterans Snippet:

"...President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13518 in November 2009, which focused on employment of veterans in the federal government. In July 2010, the president also signed Executive Order 13548, which focused on increasing federal employment of individuals with disabilities. ..."

Reference Source: www.army.mil

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Veterans have harder time finding jobs

Article Title: Veterans have harder time finding jobs Snippet:

"...Employers have a split personality about hiring veterans, employment experts say. Some bosses see veterans as plum picks because of their proven leadership skills. However, others remain reluctant ..."

Reference Source: www.kansascity.com

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Federal jobs still available; diversity sought

Article Title:Federal jobs still available; diversity sought Snippet:

"...President Obama signed Executive Order 13518, Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government. The order established the Veterans Employment ..."

Reference Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Advocate for veterans draws federal inquiry

Article Title: Advocate for veterans draws federal inquiry Snippet:

"... The investigation apparently stems from a letter Foreman posted on the VA website seeking to clarify whether the agency was justified in bypassing veteran-owned businesses in dozens of instances. ..."

Reference Source: www.pittsburghlive.com

Friday, December 3, 2010

How can i get a copy of my military service records?

Article Title: How can i get a copy of my military service records?

NPRC Mailing Address:
National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100

Reference Source: Military Veteran News

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Chamber, Labor Dept. teaming up to get veterans back to work

Article Title: Chamber, Labor Dept. teaming up to get veterans back to work Snippet:

"... In 2009, young veterans aged 18 to 24 had an unemployment rate of 21.6 percent, slightly higher than the average for non-veterans in that age group of 19.1 percent. ..."

Reference Source: thehill.com

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Hiring More Veterans to Keep Serving America

Article Title: Hiring More Veterans to Keep Serving America Snippet:

"... Hiring veterans is right, and it's smart. They give our country more than we can ever repay, and they develop valuable skills along the way. To help keep veterans engaged in public service, President Obama created the Veterans Employment Initiative for the Federal government last November.

We just reported our first results, and the news is very good: we hired more than 32,800 veterans into Federal jobs in just six months this fiscal year. That's 2,600 more than in the same period last year.

Our motto is that America's VET is Valued, Experienced, and Trained. We set out to match the skills developed in the military with the critical needs of Federal agencies - everything from law enforcement officers to medical professionals. And we got the whole government involved. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis stepped up to co-chair the President's Council on Veterans Employment. As Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), I am the COO, and the cabinet departments and other agencies are members of the Council. The Agriculture, Interior, Justice, and Treasury Departments have shown particularly strong results.

The initial numbers are very good, but we're just getting started. At yesterday's Council meeting, we set new goals for hiring more veterans, including hiring disabled veterans. The unemployment rate for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan is unacceptable, and we're doing something about it. We're also getting top-notch civil servants at the same time. Additionally, as part of the White House Interagency Policy Committee on Military Families, OPM and the Department of Labor are working to increase employment of military spouses and strengthen military families.

This is personal for me. My father enlisted in the Marine Corps before Pearl Harbor and served with the first Division at Guadalcanal. My uncle for whom I am named was a Marine pilot, killed in battle in the Pacific. I honor their memories by serving today's veterans.

John Berry is the Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management ..."

Reference Source: The White House Blog

Monday, August 23, 2010

Making the transition from military to civilian employment

Article Title: Making the transition from military to civilian employment Snippet:

"... The veterans who can return to civilian employment are disturbed to find out that employers do not want them - at least good paying employers. These troops return home to average paying jobs after years of training and experience. ..."

Reference Source: www.helium.com

Monday, August 16, 2010

Oregon Job Fair Just For Vets

Article Title: Oregon Job Fair Just For Vets Snippet:

"... Oregon's double-digit unemployment rate is making the search for work even harder for some recent veterans. The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Team, made up of military personnel, is trying to ease the transition back to civilian employment. ..."

Reference Source: www.npr.org

Friday, August 6, 2010

Vets Returning Home to Unfriendly Job Market

Article Title: Vets Returning Home to Unfriendly Job Market Snippet:

"... "I got out to pursue other careers," he said. "I don't want to be deployed anymore, I did that for nine years, and that's the only positions people want veterans for—is to go back to Afghanistan or Iraq."..."

Reference Source: online.wsj.com

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Huntsville Alabama Employment

Article Title: Snippet: Here is an employment link submitted by one of our readers: Huntsville Alabama Employment

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Reference Source: employment.rocket-city.us

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

V.A. Easing Rules for Users of Medical Marijuana

Article Title: V.A. Easing Rules for Users of Medical Marijuana Snippet:

"... A department directive, expected to take effect next week, resolves the conflict in veterans facilities between federal law, which outlaws marijuana, and the 14 states that allow medicinal use of the drug, effectively deferring to the states. ..."

Reference Source: www.nytimes.com

Monday, July 26, 2010

Disabled veteran business help

Article Title: Disabled veterans can follow their dream of entrepreneurship Disabled veterans can follow their dream of entrepreneurship Snippet:

"... Six universities nationwide, including UCLA, offer all-expenses-paid boot camps for former soldiers hoping to adapt their military skills into running businesses. ..."

Reference Source: www.latimes.com

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Hill exempts self from veterans' law

Article Title: Hill exempts self from veterans' law Snippet:

"... While the law provides veterans with prioritized opportunities to land government jobs, veterans who apply for jobs with the Architect of the Capitol, U.S. Capitol Police, the Congressional Budget Office and some support positions in the House and Senate do not receive this affirmative-action-type boost, potentially preventing veterans from getting jobs.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0710/39707.html#ixzz0uEFsWJuB

Reference Source: www.politico.com

War veterans benefit from new state laws

Article Title: War veterans benefit from new state laws Snippet:

"... Some war veterans in Oklahoma will no longer pay property taxes and others in New York will have an advantage in getting civil service jobs under new provisions that take effect in 2009. Veterans in California, meanwhile, have had help buying a home since November, under a new law there.

Reference Source: www.stateline.org

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Veterans - Don’t give up on compensation

Article Title: Veterans - Don’t give up on compensation Snippet:

"... “A lot of veterans think it’s like welfare, but it’s not,” said Mullen. “This money is their money. It’s been set aside for them. You know, we had Agent Orange in Vietnam, and they were sprayed with Agent Orange in Korea, which we didn’t know about. New things are popping up that we just didn’t know about.” ..."

Reference Source: tahlequahdailypress.com