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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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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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