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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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D.C. staff stands down for homeless vets

D.C. staff stands down for homeless vets

Representatives from The American Legion’s Washington office participated in the annual Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand Down event.

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VOSBs encouraged to think globally

VOSBs encouraged to think globally

Exporting goods outside of the U.S. can be a lucrative trade for veteran business owners, said a congressional staffer in a meeting with Legion representatives.

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Taking on the unemployment crisis

Taking on the unemployment crisis

National commander, director of U.S. Office of Personnel Management agree to work closely together to put veterans to work.

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Legion hosts VET-Force meeting

Legion hosts VET-Force meeting

Group discusses unemployment crisis among young veterans, state of veteran-owned small businesses.

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Vet homelessness a topic at conference

Vet homelessness a topic at conference

Roundtable discussion focused on reducing veterans homelessness set for the Legion’s annual Washington Conference in March,

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Jobless rate among young vets climbs

Jobless rate among young vets climbs

While America's overall unemployment rate has dropped to a 19-month low, the good news does not extend to veterans.

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Small-business workshop set for Jan. 18

Small-business workshop set for Jan. 18

Seminar geared toward helping veteran entrepreneurs how to understand the federal acquisition process.

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Legion hosting small-business forum

Legion hosting small-business forum

Jan. 11 meeting at Legion’s Washington office will cover ways to increase contracting opportunities for veteran and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses.

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Job-seeking veterans go green

Job-seeking veterans go green

An upcoming educational symposium in California affords veterans an opportunity to explore a discipline within the emerging green industry.

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Job openings for disabled veterans

Job openings for disabled veterans

Veterans with a disability rating of 30 percent or more are encouraged to apply for job openings with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management by Jan. 6.

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More than an obligation

More than an obligation

Corporations don't just come to Road to Recovery career fair because it's the right thing to do. They're there because of the quality of job candidates they find.

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FedMine.us events welcome vet business owners

Fedmine.us will hold two federal executive breakfast events for veteran business owners interested in learning about contracting opportunities with the government on Dec. 2 and Dec. 6 in Fairview, Va., at Fairview Park Marriott Hotel.

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Hundreds of veterans attend career fair

Hundreds of veterans attend career fair

The American Legion and RecruitMilitary teamed up for a career fair in Indianapolis that provided valuable information to veterans and their families.

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Veterans Day opportunity for vet entrepreneurs

Veterans Day opportunity for vet entrepreneurs

The General Services Administration, an independent government agency, will hold a conference for veteran small business owners on Veterans Day in Atlanta.

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Contracting opportunities found in Iraq

The Iraq Homeland and Border Control Conference & Expo invites veterans and other interested individuals to Washington from Dec. 2 - 3 for an information seminar on developing contracting operations and businesses in Iraq.

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Job Fair a 'resounding success'

Job Fair a 'resounding success'

Around 30 veterans received jobs after attending the Legion’s Heroes to Hometowns Job Fair during National Convention.

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'Success After Service'

'Success After Service'

During the Student Veterans of America awards dinner Oct. 2, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki encouraged student veterans to succeed in school.

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A 'fantastic plan' for veterans

A 'fantastic plan' for veterans

The Department of Labor and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce partner together to find job opportunities for veterans.

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VETS to launch new job training program

The Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) agency, a federal entity, will launch a 14-state pilot program aimed to help veterans find meaningful employment after separating from the service.

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In federal contracting, veterans still ignored

In federal contracting, veterans still ignored

The Legion explained to a congressional subcommittee the shortcomings of federal contractors in their obligation to recruit and hire veterans.

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Legionnaire named to federal task force

Legionnaire named to federal task force

Dan Dellinger, former Economic Commission chairman, will join the Interagency Task Force on Federal Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses.

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National Resource Directory issues 'state widget'

National Resource Directory issues 'state widget'

NRD’s new state widget provides easy, customizable access to state-specific military benefits and resources

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Not enough for veteran-owned businesses

Not enough for veteran-owned businesses

The American Legion fears veterans may be shortchanged in otherwise laudable small business financing bill.

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IRS tailors tax-help event to vets, disabled

IRS tailors tax-help event to vets, disabled

IRS to conduct a special nationwide open house Saturday to help taxpayers - especially veterans and people with disabilities - solve tax problems and respond to IRS notices.

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Committee-passed bills focus on jobs

Committee-passed bills focus on jobs

HVAC made a commitment to bringing career opportunities to those who have served by approving bills Wednesday.

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RecruitMilitary job event, Pittsburgh

RecruitMilitary job event, Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh RecruitMilitary event welcomed 136 veterans, spouses and family members, as well as 45 exhibitors.

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DHS to conduct job and hiring fair

DHS to conduct job and hiring fair

The Department of Homeland Security will invite military personnel, Sept. 25, to the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Va.

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Veteran businesses threatened

Veteran businesses threatened

The federal government is taking contracting jobs out of the private sector and making them government jobs, and the Legion says that is a problem.

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Job opportunities coming to Milwaukee

Job opportunities coming to Milwaukee

The American Legion will conduct a veterans job fair and small business workshop in Milwaukee to precede national convention.

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