Davy Leghorn of the Legion’s Economic Division is in Green Bay, Wis., with Department of Wisconsin Legionnaires to make presentations at a small business summit. Leghorn will brief attendees on the Legion’s ongoing series of small-business development workshops for veterans and the work of its small business task force. The event is at Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers.
Verna Jones, director of the Veterans Affair & Rehabilitation Division, testifies before the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. The hearing covers several pieces of legislation, including bills to provide annual cost-of-living adjustments to rates of disability compensation, to increase those rates of compensation (effective Dec. 1), to expedite procedures for veterans claims, and to encourage the nationwide observance of two minutes of silence on Veterans Day.
Legionnaires from the Department of Illinois will participate in a U.S. Chamber of Commerce employment fair in Chicago. More than 200 veteran-seeking employers from the Chicago area and beyond will be represented, including Allstate Insurance Company, Cardinal Health, CBS Radio, Ernst & Young, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Illinois Department of Transportation, NAPA Auto Parts, Navistar Defense, U.S. Cellular and Walmart Stores, Inc.
Staff from the Legislative Division are attending several congressional hearings:
House Veterans' Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs – reevaluating the transition from servicemember to veteran.
Senate Veterans Affairs Committee – nomination of judges to the U.S. Court of Appeals on Veterans Claims.
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense – Defense health programs.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee – U.S. policy on Iran
Independence, Mo., Legion Post 21 is hosting a veterans’ job fair. This free-of-charge hiring event for veterans and their spouses is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 16701 E. U.S. Highway 40 in Independence. Job seekers are encouraged to dress appropriately to meet would-be employers and bring a supply of resumes. The fair is one of an ongoing series of “Hiring Our Heroes” events staged by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and co-sponsors. Four hundred career fairs are scheduled nationwide this year; a number of them hosted by Legion posts.