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Veteran Services: Jobs


When you leave the military, the biggest question is "what's next?" It's a scary job market right now, but the skills you've received in the military make you highly marketable. The Legion sponsors dozens of veterans hiring fairs each year, and our employment experts also provide tips to writing resumes, networking and making a strong impression in the interview process.


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.

'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.

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.

VA launching national homelessness events

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

Detweiler: DoL meeting 'productive'

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

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.

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.

Entrepreneurship 101

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

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.

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.