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Sharpe to attend White House briefing

Sharpe to attend White House briefing

Legion Economic director will receive update on President Obama's National Export Initiative.

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Homeless female vets to get federal aid

Homeless female vets to get federal aid

The Department of Labor has announced more than $5 million in grants to aid homeless female veterans and veterans with families.

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Veterans can revive our economy

At a time when veteran unemployment is outpacing that of the general population, the U.S. government must do a better job of fulfilling the spirit of the Veterans Preference Hiring Act.

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Job Corps to offer veterans career training

Job Corps to offer veterans career training

The Labor Department, the Veterans' Employment and Training Service and the Employment and Training Administration's Job Corps will offer veterans hands-on training in 100 career fields.

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MicroTech receives more honors

MicroTech receives more honors

Small Business Task Force member Tony Jimenez has been recognized again. His company, MicroTech, has won another award.

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Joblessness on the table

Joblessness on the table

Legion joins VSOs in pondering solutions for jobless veterans at House roundtable.

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Legion teams up with VeteransPlus

Legion teams up with VeteransPlus

The National Executive Committee of The American Legion has passed a resolution to establish a national partnership with VeteransPlus, a non-profit financial education and counseling company.

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May a busy month for Economic Division

May a busy month for Economic Division

May is a busy month for The American Legion's Economic Division, which will send its members to testify before Congress on behalf of veterans five times in a seven-day period this month.

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DoD invites vet entrepreneurs to conference

DoD invites vet entrepreneurs to conference

DoD and other federal agencies will co-sponsor the annual National Veteran Small Business Conference, a July event that gives valuable opportunities to veteran-owned small businesses.

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Legion: Veterans' preference being 'ignored'

Legion: Veterans' preference being 'ignored'

Economic director tells House subcommittee that several federal agencies aren't living up to the law.

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Jimenez a finalist for entrepreneur award

Jimenez a finalist for entrepreneur award

MicroTech, a leading technology systems integrator, has announced that President and CEO Tony Jimenez is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 Award in the Greater Washington region.

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Wisconsin agency wins Economic award

Wisconsin agency wins Economic award

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development has won the National Award to Enhance Lives of Disabled Persons.

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Legion on advisory board for Microsoft initiative

Microsoft Corp. announced today that it is inviting organizations to submit proposals for the Elevate America Veterans Initiative.

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JobLink Center wins Economic award

JobLink Center wins Economic award

The Cumberland County JobLink Center in Fayetteville, N.C., has been named by the National Economic Commission as this year's recipient of the Employment Service Local Office of the Year Award.

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National Resource Directory overhauls Web site

National Resource Directory overhauls Web site

The National Resource Directory, a DoD and VA initiative, has redesigned and enhanced its Web site: www.NationalResourceDirectory.gov.

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Allen Corporation wins Economic award

Allen Corporation wins Economic award

The American Legion's National Economic Commission is proud to announce that Allen Corporation of America has won the 2009 Employer of Older Workers award.

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Answering the Legion's call to action

Answering the Legion's call to action

Veterans Employment Act of 2010 ‘touches all the bases in addressing key challenges' faced by unemployed veterans.

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Funding the key to veterans employment

Funding the key to veterans employment

Economic Division climbs The Hill to voice concerns about unemployment among young veterans.

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Tony Jimenez is Free Enterprise

Tony Jimenez is Free Enterprise

American Legion Small Business Task Force member Anthony Jimenez is an example of America at its finest.

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New Veterans Business Centers announced

Eight new Veterans Business Outreach Centers funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration will join seven existing SBA centers.

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FedsHireVets.gov now available

FedsHireVets.gov now available

In an effort to hire more veterans, the federal government has launched FedsHireVets.gov - a Web site that hopes to serve as the main source for veterans employment information.

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Legion, VA look at veteran hiring practices

Legion, VA look at veteran hiring practices

Organizations discuss ways to increase the Department of Veterans Affairs' veteran-employee rate of 29.7 percent.

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Job fair welcomes Cincinnati-area veterans

Job fair welcomes Cincinnati-area veterans

RecruitMilitary will host a veterans career fair and opportunity expo Thursday at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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VA outreach efforts missing their mark

VA outreach efforts missing their mark

VA's Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) characterized as "critically ineffective, understaffed, underfunded and marginalized" in Legion's March 11 testimony.

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Learning the ropes the key to success

Learning the ropes the key to success

For service-disabled veterans to gain federal procurements, they need to know the language of the business.

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Nye receives Legion business award

Nye receives Legion business award

Representative praised for fighting to improve entrepreneurial opportunities for veterans.

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Taking care of business

Taking care of business

Legion to host Small Business Task Force seminar during Washington Conference.

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American Legion to host job fairs, workshops

American Legion to host job fairs, workshops

The American Legion’s Economic Division will host a job fair for veterans, a homeless veterans workshop and a small business development workshop in late February and early March in Washington.

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Voicing a commitment to veterans

Voicing a commitment to veterans

Obama calls for America to give its servicemembers 'our full support,' one day after White House staff met with Legion representatives to hear advice on ways to get returning veterans back into the job market.

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Employment award nominations due

Employment award nominations due

Nominees are due Jan. 15 for The American Legion's National Economic Awards, which recognize businesses that employ veterans, disabled veterans and older people.

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