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Not enough for veteran-owned businesses

Not enough for veteran-owned businesses

The American Legion fears veterans may be shortchanged in otherwise laudable small business financing bill.

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IRS tailors tax-help event to vets, disabled

IRS tailors tax-help event to vets, disabled

IRS to conduct a special nationwide open house Saturday to help taxpayers - especially veterans and people with disabilities - solve tax problems and respond to IRS notices.

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Committee-passed bills focus on jobs

Committee-passed bills focus on jobs

HVAC made a commitment to bringing career opportunities to those who have served by approving bills Wednesday.

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RecruitMilitary job event, Pittsburgh

RecruitMilitary job event, Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh RecruitMilitary event welcomed 136 veterans, spouses and family members, as well as 45 exhibitors.

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DHS to conduct job and hiring fair

DHS to conduct job and hiring fair

The Department of Homeland Security will invite military personnel, Sept. 25, to the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Va.

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Veteran businesses threatened

Veteran businesses threatened

The federal government is taking contracting jobs out of the private sector and making them government jobs, and the Legion says that is a problem.

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Job opportunities coming to Milwaukee

Job opportunities coming to Milwaukee

The American Legion will conduct a veterans job fair and small business workshop in Milwaukee to precede national convention.

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Academic networking event welcomes servicemembers

Academic networking event welcomes servicemembers

Servicemembers and veterans can join academia, federal officials and potential employers for a networking reception in the Milwaukee City Center on Aug. 27.

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Federal jobs offered just for vets

Federal jobs offered just for vets

As part of an effort to hire more veterans at the federal level, the Office of Personnel Management is conducting a special hiring event for veterans.

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DHS plans job event at national convention

DHS plans job event at national convention

The Department of Homeland Security will conduct a hiring event for its Customs and Border Protection agency at the Legion's 92nd National Convention.

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Veterans' preference: A guide to using it

Veterans' preference: A guide to using it

Veterans are entitled to preference when applying for federal jobs, but many job-seekers find the process confusing.

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RecruitMilitary event report, Nashville

RecruitMilitary event report, Nashville

The Nashville event was the 46th RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo of 74 scheduled in 2010 in 37 cities.

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Job Corps to offer veterans job training

The Veterans' Employment and Training Service and the Employment and Training Administration's Job Corps are partnering in a demonstration project

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Business conference set for Milwaukee

Business conference set for Milwaukee

The American Legion invites veterans to attend the Annual Business Conference, Aug. 31-Sept. 1 in Milwaukee - the site of the 92nd National Convention.

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Legion pursues Pepsi grant for vet jobs

Legion pursues Pepsi grant for vet jobs

The American Legion is again competing in the Pepsi Refresh Project contest. This time its veterans career fairs are in the hunt for the $250,000 prize.

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Wisconsin conducting résumé writing workshop

In August, the Department of Wisconsin is putting on a résumé-writing workshop for veterans seeking federal employment.

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VOSBs to benefit from VA's IT overhaul

VA says it will award nearly $1 billion in IT contracts annually to veteran-owned small businesses during the next five years.

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RecruitMilitary event report, July 22

RecruitMilitary event report, July 22

RecruitMilitary, in conjunction with The American Legion, routinely holds career and business Opportunity Expos for veterans and their families.

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Legion Business Task Force honors Pinson

Legion Business Task Force honors Pinson

Army Small Business Director Tracey Pinson honored with a commemorative plaque in Las Vegas by The American Legion and its Business Task Force.

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'Why are veterans' businesses overlooked?'

'Why are veterans' businesses overlooked?'

Testifying before the House, the Legion’s Joe Sharpe outlined ways that veteran-owned small businesses can fare better in today’s tough economic times.

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Treasury Department hosting VOSB event

Treasury Department hosting VOSB event

The Department of Treasury is hosting a service-disabled veteran-owned small business match-making event on July 29 at the U.S. Mint building in Washington.

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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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