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Legion: Weak policies hurt vets’ small business

In written testimony to House subcommittee, Legion says weak government policies and rules limit effectiveness of tools aimed to facilitate contracting opportunities for veterans.

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VA home loan limits may drop

VA home loan limits may drop

Legion calling on Congress to make good on its commitment to ensure veterans, servicemembers have access to sustainable, affordable housing.

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Legion attends ‘Hiring our Heroes’ event

Legion attends ‘Hiring our Heroes’ event

The Legion and first lady Michelle Obama attended the U.S. Chamber's “Business Steps Up: Hiring Our Heroes” conference.

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A true success story

A true success story

Post 126 in Asheville, N.C., doubles as a homeless shelter for veterans. And it works.

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New Jersey job fair yields results

New Jersey job fair yields results

The American Legion joined forces with the Chamber of Commerce to host a job fair in New Jersey that produced around 25 jobs for veterans.

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Task Force to launch job initiative

Task Force to launch job initiative

The American Legion's Business Task Force will meet Nov. 9 at Post 1 in D.C. to launch a new initiative aimed to improve veterans' prospects in the business world.

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SBA supports veteran small businesses

SBA supports veteran small businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration has released a 32-page report designed to encourage the growth of the veteran-owned small business community.

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Gaytan to appear on MSNBC today

Gaytan to appear on MSNBC today

Executive director of Legion's Washington Office will discuss veterans unemployment, other issues at 2:30 p.m. EST

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'Because it's only fair'

'Because it's only fair'

Legion-backed job fair targets unemployment rate of nearly 15 percent among young women veterans.

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'Hiring Our Heroes' hits New Jersey

'Hiring Our Heroes' hits New Jersey

Veterans and their family members can attend a free job fair, sponsored by the Legion and Chamber of Commerce, in Tom's River, N.J.

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President, first lady hear vets concerns

President, first lady hear vets concerns

Amanda Leigh of The American Legion recently met with President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama to discuss veterans unemployment.

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'Hiring Our Heroes' events in New Jersey

'Hiring Our Heroes' events in New Jersey

Veterans and military family members are encouraged to attend the job fairs on Oct. 22 in Toms River and Nov. 4 in Florence.

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Many 'Hiring Our Heroes' fairs remain

Many 'Hiring Our Heroes' fairs remain

U.S. Chamber of Commerce initiative will result in 100 veterans hiring fairs across country; Legion post in New Jersey hosting Oct. 22 event.

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VA launching national homelessness events

VA launching national homelessness events

Legionnaires are encouraged to participate in and raise awareness of events that will take place in 24 cities.

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Detweiler: DoL meeting 'productive'

Detweiler: DoL meeting 'productive'

Past national commander hoping that Department of Labor, Legion can help erase disconnect between veterans, potential employment and training opportunities.

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A Haven From Homelessness

A Haven From Homelessness

When a transitional housing residence for homeless veterans in New Jersey hit a snag in construction costs, Legion family members in the state sprang to action.

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Legion to take part in employment roundtable

Legion to take part in employment roundtable

Kathleen Martinez, assistant secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy, will meet with Past National Commander William Detweiler in New Orleans this week.

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Entrepreneurship 101

Entrepreneurship 101

Veteran business owners, military spouses get one-on-one opportunities with CEOs during Inc.-Joining Forces Mentoring Fair.

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Entrepreneur mentoring fair set for Sept. 22

Entrepreneur mentoring fair set for Sept. 22

Legion working with Inc. magazine, Joining Force to bring 50 prominent CEOs to Washington, D.C., to serve as mentors to veterans, servicemembers and their families.

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Legion assesses veteran hiring practices

Legion assesses veteran hiring practices

The Legion attended a House Veterans' Affairs Committee summit to assess how businesses are hiring veterans and the practices that have produced positive results for veterans.

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Veterans a big part of Obama's Jobs Act

Veterans a big part of Obama's Jobs Act

Small businesses would receive incentives for hiring veterans, wounded warriors in $447 billion plan.

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DHS shares small business opportunities

DHS shares small business opportunities

The Department of Homeland Security participated in the Legion's Small Business Training Program last month in Minneapolis.

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Big growth for small business conference

Big growth for small business conference

Last week, Legion representatives and members of its Business Task Force hit New Orleans for the greatly expanded National Veterans Small Business Conference.

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Legion to host H2H Job Fair in Minneapolis

Legion to host H2H Job Fair in Minneapolis

Annual Heroes to Hometowns' Transition & Benefits Job Fair will precede national convention on Aug. 27.

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Unemployment crisis to be addressed

Unemployment crisis to be addressed

Experts will gather in Minneapolis during national convention to discuss climbing rate of vet joblessness, just one of many Economic sessions available in Minneapolis.

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Obama unveils vets employment initiatives

Obama unveils vets employment initiatives

President orders broad, interagency effort to reduce jobless rate among Post-9/11 veterans.

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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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