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Legion scores victories in state credentialing

Legion scores victories in state credentialing

Georgia and Maryland pass crucial legislation to help veterans gain entry into professional fields.

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New York job fair a success

New York job fair a success

Around 700 on-the-spot interviews given at recent veterans hiring event at 69th Regiment Armory in New York City.

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Indiana to license military-trained medics

Indiana to license military-trained medics

Department of Indiana wages successful campaign for civilian licensure of military emergency medical practitioners.

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Legion-backed Troop Talent Act introduced

Legion-backed Troop Talent Act introduced

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine announces a bill that will enhance Legion’s licensing and credentialing campaign.

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Over 50 veteran job fairs set for April

Over 50 veteran job fairs set for April

Veteran and military hiring events will reach every part of the country in April.

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Grass isn’t always greener when you leave military

Grass isn’t always greener when you leave military

When an Army captain left active duty in January 2001, he had no idea how complicated his job search would be in the civilian world.

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Top 8 Reasons You Weren’t Hired

Top 8 Reasons You Weren’t Hired

Like first dates, job interviews gauge the likelihood of mutually beneficial relationships.

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Job Hunting: 3 Tips on What We Do Right

Job Hunting: 3 Tips on What We Do Right

Veterans looking for employment should do their homework, look the part, and close an interview well.

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VA rule change to benefit entrepreneurs

VA rule change to benefit entrepreneurs

Removing ‘right of first refusal’ hindrance will help ease verification process for veteran-owned small businesses.

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Legion: VA needs to relax vet business rules

Legion: VA needs to relax vet business rules

“Overzealous and unrealstic” small business verification process discourages veteran entrepreneurs, says Legion.

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Proposed “SKILLS Act” raises Legion concern

Proposed  “SKILLS Act” raises Legion concern

Act would eliminate Legion-supported outreach and employment programs now overseen by the Department of Labor.

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D.C. office to host women entrepreneurs event

D.C. office to host women entrepreneurs event

Legion Economic Division will welcome Women Veteran Entrepreneur Corps on March 14.

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VA helping small biz owners avoid verification issues

VA helping small biz owners avoid verification issues

VA moves to reduce number of veteran-owned small business applications it denies due to minor errors.

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Fairness to Veterans Act bill to be reintroduced

Fairness to Veterans Act bill to be reintroduced

Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick will reintroduce the bill that ensures veterans receive the same contracting preferences as every other group.

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VA speeding up ‘Veteran First’ contract process

VA speeding up ‘Veteran First’ contract process

Department of Veterans Affairs will allow contract applicants opportunity to correct minor deficiencies before initial denial is issued.

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Legion hosts New Jersey homeless event

Legion hosts New Jersey homeless event

‘Housing Our Heroes’ brings veteran and community organizations together to discuss future of veteran homelessness.

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VETS chief pledges fight against joblessness

VETS chief pledges fight against joblessness

Assistant Labor secretary Keith Kelly vows to prepare, provide for and protect job-seeking veterans.

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Progress on employment front, but work remains

Progress on employment front, but work remains

Executive director of Joining Forces highlights strides made in hiring veterans; DoD deputy assistant secretary warns of sequestrations effects.

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Progress made in licensing & credentials

Progress made in licensing & credentials

Washington Conference attendees discuss licensing and credentialing issues on same day First Lady Michelle Obama mentions Legion's efforts in the area.

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Credentialing efforts recognized

Credentialing efforts recognized

First Lady Michelle Obama expected to mention Legion's credentialing, licensing efforts during address to National Governors Association.

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An end to veteran homelessness in sight

An end to veteran homelessness in sight

Despite current and forecast fiscal challenges, ending homelessness among veterans is still an achievable goal, said Legion roundtable participants.

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50 employers, 500 job seekers at hiring fair

50 employers, 500 job seekers at hiring fair

With cuts, hiring freezes looming, fewer federal recruiters appear at Legion/RecruitMilitary career fair; law-enforcement agencies, colleges and universities, and financial institutions well represented.

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Credentialing roundtable to focus on states

Credentialing roundtable to focus on states

Washington Conference event to explore ways to improve credentialing opportunities for veterans at the state level.

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VOSBs need process that ‘makes more sense’

VOSBs need process that ‘makes more sense’

Legion-hosted entrepreneur groups seek a VA that is ‘helping, not hurting’ veteran owned small businesses.

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Confronting veteran homelessness

Confronting veteran homelessness

Homeless Veterans Roundtable will bring homeless veterans topic to forefront of Washington Conference.

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D.C. office to host business task force meeting

Legion to connect its Small Business Task Force with VET-Force at a meeting on policy.

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Washington Conference invites vet entrepreneurs

Washington Conference invites vet entrepreneurs

Registration open for Legion’s annual Small Business Task Force Business Conference.

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Job-seekers invited to Washington Conference

Job-seekers invited to Washington Conference

Veterans welcome to attend Legion and RecruitMilitary career fair in February.

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Boots on the ground for D.C.’s homeless vets

Boots on the ground for D.C.’s homeless vets

Washington office staff, Post 1 Legionnaires donate winter gear to homeless vets.

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Maryland post hosts credentialing announcement

Veterans in Maryland will gain better access to commercial driver’s licenses.

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