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'Breaking ground' for homeless veterans

'Breaking ground' for homeless veterans

Legionnaires in Jewett City, Conn., are behind a multimillion dollar housing complex that could revolutionize the fight against veteran homelessness.

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Convention job fair registration now online

Convention job fair registration now online

The American Legion teams with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to bring a veterans hiring fair to Minneapolis in August.

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DoL unveils care guide for women veterans

DoL unveils care guide for women veterans

American Legion commends Department of Labor, Solis for creating "sorely needed resource."

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OSC threatened by proposed budget cuts

OSC threatened by proposed budget cuts

Bill being considered by House would cut $1.5 million from office tasked with prosecuting cases of discrimination against veterans by federal agencies.

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Legion endorses job packages for veterans

Legion endorses job packages for veterans

A trio of bills designed to enhance civilian training and employment opportunities for military veterans has been endorsed by The American Legion.

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Focus on homeless vets intensifies

Focus on homeless vets intensifies

As the number of returning troops increases, so may the number of homeless veterans.

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Legion has strong presence at VOWS event

Legion has strong presence at VOWS event

Representatives from organization's D.C. office attend veterans hiring fair and career workshop in New York City, aboard the USS Intrepid.

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Legion participating in first VOWS conference

Legion participating in first VOWS conference

Organization joins "Veterans on Wall Street" job fair, a which will feature more than 100 vendors, employers and VSOs.

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Labor Department funding vet job training

Labor Department funding vet job training

DoL will provide more than $9 million to veterans looking to gain workplace skills.

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DoL announces $28-million homeless vets grants

DoL announces $28-million homeless vets grants

Department of Labor hopes to help approximately 17,000 homeless veterans find successful civilian careers.

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Women vets needed for workplace survey

Women vets needed for workplace survey

The Business and Profesisional Women's Foundation needs women veterans, 20 to 33, for a survey on employment issues.

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Wall Street wants to help jobless vets

Wall Street wants to help jobless vets

On June 23, veterans and their families are invited to New York City for an employment conference hosted by some of the financial world’s biggest players.

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Legion recommends improvements to TAP

Legion recommends improvements to TAP

Economic Commission deputy director tells House subcommittee that returning warriors’ transition program is in need of updating, expansion.

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Study: Vets own 9 percent of businesses

Study: Vets own 9 percent of businesses

Legion officials recently participated in a U.S. Census Bureau teleconference where statistics were released on veteran-owned companies.

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Run-walk for homeless vets set for June 2

Run-walk for homeless vets set for June 2

Military supporters everywhere are encouraged to participate in 2-kilometer event that aims raise awareness for homeless veterans.

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Pittsburgh job fair reaches 200 veterans

Pittsburgh job fair reaches 200 veterans

Representatives from the Legion’s Pennsylvania department help coordinate a successful VA career expo.

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Business expo heads to Walter Reed

Business expo heads to Walter Reed

Veteran entrepreneurs are invited to a free small business and training expo at Walter Reed Medical Center on May 12.

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Legion supports affirmative action for vets

Legion supports affirmative action for vets

Organization in favor of Department of Labor decision to strengthen federal hiring requirements of certain military veterans.

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DoL releases new online transition tool

REALifelines will help veterans, servicemembers and their families with the transition from the service into civilian life.

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Federal job events set for April 13

Federal job events set for April 13

Chamber of Commerce to hold workshops and conferences on CEO leadership and entrepreneurial practices.

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Legion is 'best advocate' to vet businesses

Legion is 'best advocate' to vet businesses

At the Legion’s small business development workshop, attendees received invaluable advice on entrepreneurship.

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Veterans invited to Chicago for hiring fair

Veterans invited to Chicago for hiring fair

March 16 transition workshop and March 24 job fair will bring veterans and their spouses to the Windy City for valuable career opportunities.

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Small business workshop set for March 22

Small business workshop set for March 22

Legion to sponsor intensive educational session for entrepreneurs during Washington Conference.

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MicroTech invites military to NBA game

MicroTech invites military to NBA game

Veterans and military personnel invited to the Verizon Center in Washington for Military Appreciation Night on March 12.

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HUD, VA release new homelessness study

HUD, VA release new homelessness study

New VA and HUD report finds 136,000 veterans spent a night in a homeless shelter during 2009.

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MicroTech awarded landmark Army contract

MicroTech awarded landmark Army contract

Technology and systems integrator MicroTech has been selected as a Prime Vendor for the U.S. Army $400 Million Information Technology Services.

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VeteransPlus a valuable service for posts

VeteransPlus a valuable service for posts

VeteransPlus, a nonprofit organization that offers free financial consultation to veterans, is ready to team with posts across the country.

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Sharpe addresses unemployment figures

Sharpe addresses unemployment figures

Legion’s Economic Division director goes over reasons for the higher numbers during interview on Federal News Radio.

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DHS hits veteran contracting goal

DHS hits veteran contracting goal

Agency awarded approximately 3.2 percent of its contracting dollars for fiscal 2010 to service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses.

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DoD sponsors 'Hiring Heroes' career fairs

DoD sponsors 'Hiring Heroes' career fairs

This spring and summer, the Defense Department will sponsor nine career fairs for injured servicemembers, veterans and their families.

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