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Homeless veterans: A progress report

Homeless  veterans: A progress report

VA Secretary Eric Shinseki spoke with The American Legion recently about advances being made in his department’s fight to eliminate veteran homelessness.

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Stand Down at Winterhaven

Stand Down at Winterhaven

Annual event reaches out to D.C.-area homeless veterans.

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Thousands attend D.C. vets job fair

Thousands attend D.C. vets job fair

VA-sponsored event showcases new veteran employment assistance technology.

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Homeless veterans ‘stand down’ on Jan. 21

Homeless veterans ‘stand down’ on Jan. 21

Homeless veterans will be given a wide array of career and health services this Saturday at the VA Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

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Career fair held for military spouses

Career fair held for military spouses

More than 1,100 military spouses attended a Washington, D.C. career fair that was organized specifically for them.

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Military spouses invited to D.C. job fair

Military spouses invited to D.C. job fair

On Jan. 13, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will host a career and hiring forum for military spouses in Washington D.C. at the Walter E. Washington Center; Legion to have booth at event.

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VA to host career fair Jan. 18 in D.C.

VA to host career fair Jan. 18 in D.C.

American Legion will staff a booth at the event, which will include hiring managers from federal agencies and the opportunity to register for VA benefits.

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Legion to evalute VA’s homelessness progress

Legion to evalute VA’s homelessness progress

Legion representatives will host roundtable discussion on success of VA pledge to end veteran homelessness during Washington Conference.

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Veterans homelessness on decline

Veterans homelessness on decline

National report shows that homelessness among veterans reduced by nearly 12 percent from January 2010 to January 2011.

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Vet entrepreneurs focus of New York forum

Vet entrepreneurs focus of New York forum

The American Legion will sit on a panel of a veterans small business advisory forum, which will feature lawmakers and other government officials.

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VA offers new tool for job seekers

VA offers new tool for job seekers

Veterans now able to download official data about their military training, experience.

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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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