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FridayApril 28, 2017

Check The Box For Homeless Veterans Act of 2011

Senator Testifies at Veteran Affairs Committee Hearing on Bill to Allow Taxpayers to Make a Donation on Their IRS Returns to Help Homeless Veterans

Homeless VeteransWashington, D.C. – Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today testified before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on the Check the Box for Homeless Veterans Act of 2011, legislation that offers taxpayers the opportunity to help keep those who have served our country off the streets by making a voluntary donation on their annual federal income tax return to support programs that prevent and combat veteran homelessness.  

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Employers VOW to Hire Heroes

President Barack Obama signs the Veterans Opportunity to Work to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 (VOW to Hire Heroes Act), that will provide tax credits to help put veterans back to work. First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden attend the ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium, Nov. 21, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)In an effort to reduce Veteran unemployment, the President signed into law the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 last November.  Included in this new law are the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), Special Employer Incentive (SEI), and Veteran Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP).

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New Veterans Initiative: ‘Got Your 6’

US Chamber of CommerceTop Broadcast and Cable Networks, Studios, Talent Agencies, and Guilds Join Unprecedented Campaign to Help Veterans Succeed in Return to Civilian Life

LOS ANGELES, CA—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes program announced today it is joining with the entertainment industry as part of the new veterans initiative, Got Your 6™. The campaign brings together an unprecedented group of supporters, including nearly every major studio, broadcast and cable network, talent agency, and guild in the entertainment industry.  Hiring Our Heroes will serve as the lead non-profit partner for the jobs pillar of the campaign.

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Dept. of Labor Puts $12 Mil in Grants For Vets

US Department of LaborUS Department of Labor announces availability of approximately $12 million in grants to provide job training services for more than 6,000 veterans

WASHINGTON– The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of approximately $12 million in grants through the Veterans’ Workforce Investment Program to provide job training and skills development services that will help approximately 6,000 veterans succeed in civilian careers. 

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Veterans Desired When Choosing Financial Advisors

Financial ServicesMilitary Experience a Plus when Considering a Financial Advisor, According to Edward Jones Survey

Integrity, Discipline and Goal-Oriented Traits Among Key Characteristic That Appeal to Americans

ST. LOUIS– April 3, 2012 – According to a survey released by financial services firm Edward Jones, Americans today view the traits of military veterans positively when selecting to work with a financial advisor, underscoring a demand in the market for veterans in the financial field.

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