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House passes two veterans bills

House passes two veterans bills

One bill would increase disability benefits and the other would help veterans with job training.

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Troop Talent Act a hit at historic Legion post

Troop Talent Act a hit at historic Legion post

Twin bills to ease military-to-civilian employment explained to veterans advocates by congressional sponsors.

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Career planning for the military spouse

Career planning for the military spouse

Many job-seeking resources are available for military spouses, such as Military.com’s Spouse Job Search Tool.

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Legionnaires participate in Rebuild event

Legionnaires participate in Rebuild event

Legionnaires provide color guard services as Sears Heroes at Home and Rebuilding Together restores a Vietnam veteran’s home.

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Legion, DoL teaming up for Twitter chat

Legion, DoL teaming up for Twitter chat

Reps from The American Legion and the Department of Labor will team up to answer questions about veterans employment during a live Twitter chat May 13.

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Discussing prior service with interviewers

Discussing prior service with interviewers

When you interview for a job, be sure not to rehash your military experience. Keep focused on what is relevant.

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Legion helps another federal bill gain support

Legion helps another federal bill gain support

Rep. Tammy Duckworth introduces veteran support bill with Legion assistance.

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Career fairs heading to big-name locations

Career fairs heading to big-name locations

Veterans hiring and employment events in May set for historic Fenway Park in Boston and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Koutz: Good news from White House on jobs

Koutz: Good news from White House on jobs

Commander attends first lady’s ‘Joining Forces’ update on veteran hiring initiative.

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Legion reiterates support for SBA vet initiatives

Legion reiterates support for SBA vet initiatives

Boots to Business and Patriot Express programs deserve funding and continuation, says Legion

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Legion seeing progress with state credentialing

Legion seeing progress with state credentialing

State lawmakers have heeded the Legion’s call to pass veterans credentialing legislation, just as their federal counterparts did.

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Arizona follows suit on veterans credentialing

Arizona follows suit on veterans credentialing

State senate passes bill to ease requirements for veterans in licensed practical nursing.

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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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