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The Legion on Capitol Hill

The Legion on Capitol Hill

Three-hour snapshot of The American Legion’s legislative work in Washington shows that the shortest distance to success is rarely a straight line.

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Legion wants to help you find a job

Legion wants to help you find a job

Newest Legion newsletter provides monthly updates on veterans career fairs coming to your area.

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Your first job: Taking on less responsibility

Your first job: Taking on less responsibility

Veterans may work for younger and less-experienced bosses in the private sector – be prepared for it and don’t take it personally.

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Is entrepreneurship the right path for you?

Is entrepreneurship the right path for you?

Many online resources are available to help veterans start or restart their own businesses.

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Hundreds head to Hiring Our Heroes events

Hundreds head to Hiring Our Heroes events

Veterans connect in Louisville, Detroit with employers like Verizon Wireless, Eli Lilly, the Social Security Administration and many more.

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Legionnaire finds niche for veterans in workforce

Legionnaire finds niche for veterans in workforce

Felix W. Ortiz, an Army veteran, founded Viridis Learning to place veterans in careers where their knowledge, skills and abilities will best serve them.

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Job retention survey for veterans launches

Job retention survey for veterans launches

The online survey seeks to understand out why veterans leave their first post-military jobs.

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First Lady announces new vet hiring pledge

First Lady announces new vet hiring pledge

Construction industry says it will hire at least 100,00 veterans over the next 5 years.

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Legion reaffirms support for oil pipeline

Legion reaffirms support for oil pipeline

Keystone XL project is a positive step for national security and economy alike, says national commander.

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Praise for the Legion in veteran hiring programs

Praise for the Legion in veteran hiring programs

House Committee on Veterans Affairs hears of private industries' best practices in hiring veterans.

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Free job counseling in D.C. for veterans

Free job counseling in D.C. for veterans

Washington-area HR pros offering valuable one-on-one coaching on Jan. 24.

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USTechVets connects veterans to technology jobs

USTechVets connects veterans to technology jobs

The new online community will connect about one million servicemembers with employment opportunities.

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Save time and money with credit by exam

Save time and money with credit by exam

Save yourself both time and money by taking DSST Subject Standardized Tests) and College Level Examination Program tests.

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Putting your military experience to work

Putting your military experience to work

In your résumé, show how what you learned in the military applies to the private-sector job you seek.

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Transition Leave Overview

Transition Leave Overview

Servicemembers can take transition leave if they need to find a job or look for a house.

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Legion-backed vets job measures pass Senate

Legion-backed vets job measures pass Senate

Provisions of the Legion-supported Troop Talent Act included in newly okayed defense budget.

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Iowa launches website for vets

Iowa launches website for vets

Online resource matches veterans and families with jobs and homes in Iowa.

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Top 16 careers for the future

Top 16 careers for the future

See a list of industries that are expected to see growth in the next few years.

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Fed auctions bad for vet business, says Legion

Fed auctions bad for vet business, says Legion

Government ‘reverse auction’ procurement practice criticized by Legion.

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Iowa attracts veterans with new program

Iowa attracts veterans with new program

Gov. Terry Branstad shares how the Home Base Iowa program is making Iowa a friendly place for veterans to live.

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Seven college jobs to jump-start your résumé

Seven college jobs to jump-start your résumé

From selling computers to leading group exercises, work experience in college can give you an edge in the job market.

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Legion credentialing efforts reach every state

Legion credentialing efforts reach every state

Thanks to Legion and its partners, all states will waive skills tests in commercial drivers license tests for veterans.

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‘Our veterans deserve better’

‘Our veterans deserve better’

Government outreach to veteran small business operators could be better, says Legion.

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Legion job fairs reach 150 venues in 2013

Legion job fairs reach 150 venues in 2013

Organization has helped bring more than 150 job fairs this year to veterans, servicemembers and their families in all parts of the United States.

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New Jersey Legionnaire recognized for job efforts

New Jersey Legionnaire recognized for job efforts

DoD honors Past Department Commander Bob Looby for employment initiatives, support of Guard/Reserve.

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Legion to host veterans’ small business forum

Legion to host veterans’ small business forum

Those wishing to attend the forum in Washington, D.C., sponsored by VET-Force, must register by Oct. 10.

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10 jobs that are most likely to disappear

10 jobs that are most likely to disappear

While many jobs are in higher demand, some are falling by the career-path wayside.

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Handbook offers reminder that ‘Everyone Serves’

Handbook offers reminder that ‘Everyone Serves’

Free guide issued by Blue Star Families helps family members and loved ones cope with a servicemember’s deployment.

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Clearance holders and reporting responsibilities

Clearance holders and reporting responsibilities

As demonstrated by the case of Edward Snowden, unreported security concerns can lead to a cataclysmic compromise of classified information.

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Best-paying jobs for high school-educated veterans

Best-paying jobs for high school-educated veterans

These seven jobs don’t require a veteran, who chooses not to attend higher education after leaving the military, to have a college degree.

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