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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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