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TuesdayOctober 24, 2017

$36M In Grants To Help Homeless Vets

U.S. Department of Labor$36M in job-training grants to help 12,000 homeless veterans awarded by US Labor Department

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today announced grants totaling $36,710,368 awarded to 156 organizations nationwide to provide more than 12,000 veterans with training to help them succeed in civilian careers.


Metro Calls All LA County Veterans

Los Angeles MetroSince April 2012, Metro has led a successful Veteran’s Hiring Initiative with a goal that 12% of new hires be veterans. As part of this initiative, Metro has participated in numerous career fairs, hosted networking events and collaborated with other organizations in an effort to reach into the veteran community.


Former President Clinton's Remarks on Hiring Our Heroes

From left to right: Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant Dakota Meyer, Toyota Senior Adviser and Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Employment Advisory Council Co-Chair Don Esmond,U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Hiring Our Heroes Executive Director Eric Eversole, and President Bill ClintonPresident Bill Clinton's shared some remarks from today's U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Hiring Our Heroes job fair for veterans, transitioning servicemembers, and military spouses in Little Rock, AR, sponsored by Toyota and University of Phoenix.


VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 Has Closed!

U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsOn October 1, 2013, the Departments of Labor and Veterans Affairs will no longer be accepting applications for the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), as the deadline to apply established in the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 will have been reached.  


Training and Employer Partnerships To Receive Grant Boost

U.S. Department of LaborObama administration announces $474.5 million in grants to expand demand-driven skills training and streng then employer partnerships

Grants are third installment of nearly $2 billion community college initiative

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today announced $474.5 million in grants to community colleges and universities around the country for the development and expansion of innovative training programs in partnership with local employers. The grants are part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program, a multiyear, nearly $2 billion initiative to expand targeted training programs for unemployed workers, especially those impacted by foreign trade.


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