President Obama greets veterans after delivering remarks on tax credits to help get veterans back to work on Nov. 7, 2011, at the White House. (YURI GRIPAS - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

President Obama’s Plan to Put Veterans Back to Work

In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for a new Veterans Job Corps initiative to help our returning veterans find pathways to civilian employment. The Administration’s new veteran employment initiatives, coupled with the work that President Obama has already accomplished in creating employment opportunities for veterans, will help put tens of thousands of veterans […]

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Call of Duty Endowment Supports Women Veterans

Business and Professional Women’s Foundation Receives  $100,000 to Assist Women Veterans Move to Civilian Careers Call of Duty Endowment Presents Check before Miami Dolphins Game Washington, DC – During a pre-game tailgate event at the December 4, 2011 Miami Dolphins NFL game in Miami,FL, Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Foundation CEO Deborah L. Frett accepted a $100,000 […]

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Veterans With Disabilities need Multi-Prong Approach for Employment

Commission Also Votes to Approve Age Discrimination Regulations WASHINGTON—Veterans with disabilities have unique needs in transitioning to and retaining civilian employment, and many are unaware that they are protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a panel of experts told the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) at a public meeting held today.  The panel included representatives from the Department of […]

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Obama proposes tax credits for hiring veterans

(Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Friday proposed $120 million in new tax credits for businesses that hire U.S. veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan at a time of stubbornly high unemployment at home. During a visit to Washington’s Navy Yard, Obama unveiled a “reverse boot camp” program to help soldiers return to civilian life and set […]

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US Dept. of Labor announces job training grants for homeless veterans

US Labor Department announces more than $5.4 million in job training grants to benefit homeless veterans WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced 23 grants totaling $5,436,148 million to provide homeless veterans with job training aimed at helping them succeed in civilian careers. The grants are being awarded by the department’s Veterans’ Employment and […]

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Dept. of Labor extends comment period on proposed veteran ruling

U.S. Department of Labor extends comment period on proposed rule to increase employment of protected veterans among federal contractors Interested parties may submit comments through July 11 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has announced a 14-day extension of the comment period for its proposed rule to revise regulations […]