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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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Federal employment for vets goal of council

Federal employment for vets goal of council

The Interagency Council on Veterans Employment discussed ways of expanding the participation of veterans in the nation's federal workforce.

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Shinseki: VA home loan program a success

Shinseki: VA home loan program a success

In the nation's troubled housing market, VA reports that its home loans have had a lower foreclosure rate than any other type of home loan in the industry.

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Hill watches Obama sign vet employment order

Hill watches Obama sign vet employment order

National Commander Clarence Hill witnessed Obama sign an executive order establishing a Council on Veterans Employment and a veterans employment program for federal agencies.

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Council of Veterans Employment is 'decent start'

Council of Veterans Employment is 'decent start'

The American Legion is cheering, with reservations, an Obama administration initiative to provide more federal employment for military veterans.

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Committee OKs amendment to elevate priority status of veteran-owned small businesses

Committee OKs Buyer amendment to elevate priority status of veteran-owned small businesses.

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2009 Economic Awards winners

2009 Economic Awards winners

Several awards are presented each year during the Legion’s National Convention to honor employers who hire veterans, disabled veterans and older workers. Those who help veterans find employment are also recognized.

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Big-name businesses court veterans

Big-name businesses court veterans

Heroes to Hometowns Transition and Benefits Fair in Louisville at the 91st National Convention draws big names such as Amazon.com and Secret Service.

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Legionnaire wins Cab Driver of Year Award

Robert Karasinski of American Legion Post 19 in Somerville, Mass., recently received a Cab Driver of the Year Award from the city of Cambridge, Mass.

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Involvement in sports and employment linked

Survey: Sports programs for disabled has positive effect on employability

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