I’d like to pass on a couple of issues. Information concerning the impact of Hurricane Harvey and the recent legislation signed by the President – the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, also referred to as the “Forever GI Bill”.
The President just signed into law the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, also known as the “Forever GI Bill,” named after the American Legion national commander who wrote the original GI Bill language in 1944. This legislation contains 34 new provisions, the vast majority of which will enhance or expand education […]
This Memorial Day, don’t forget about the veterans for whom this holiday was named. Many vets suffer from homelessness, inadequate health care, unemployment, and mental health issues including PTSD. We owe it to them to help them for all their sacrifice. The following organizations have contributed to the below infographic. Help them help our veterans.
As with the first Friday of every month, the BLS employment statistics were released today. We have also included the 1st quarter 2015 statistic report. The national unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.5% and the Veteran unemployment rate decreased from 5.3% to 4.9%. The quarterly Veteran unemployment rate decreased from 6.0% in the first quarter of 2014 […]
Several weeks ago, we joined our partners from DoD and Labor to update Congress on the status of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) – the program that provides training, information, and services to help Servicemembers and their families achieve their post-military goals. We have come a long way since the inception of the new/revised TAP […]
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Capital One Announce a Hiring 500,000 Heroes Campaign Milestone More than 1,700 U.S. Businesses Commit to Hire 585,000 Veterans and Military Spouses; 369,000 Hires Confirmed Washington D.C. – Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Capital One Financial Corporation and the Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign announced a major milestone […]
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Launches Recovering Warrior and Caregiver Employment Program Hiring Our Heroes Creates Standalone Events and Online Resources to Address Employment Needs of Wounded, Ill, and Injured Veterans & Military Caregivers BOSTON, MA—At the Boston Recovering Warrior Employment Conference today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced the creation of the Recovering […]
Uber Commits to Bring On 50,000 Veterans and Military Spouses Toward U.S. Chamber’s Hiring 500,000 Heroes Effort Hiring Our Heroes and Uber Launch Partnership to Help Meet Goal in Next 18 Months WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program announced today a partnership with Uber that will help the company bring 50,000 […]
Last month was the White House Champion of Change for Veteran Entrepreneurship which honors Veteran entrepreneurs and Veteran spouses who are entrepreneurs or organizations that support Veteran entrepreneurs.