Bureau of Labor Statistics

BLS Data – February 2016

As with the first Friday of each month, the BLS employment statistics were released today.  Attached is our monthly ‘cheat sheet’ for your use and information.  The national unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.9% and the Veteran unemployment numbers decreased from 4.7% to 4.1%.   Thanks to all of you who are working directly or […]

Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)

GI Bill Comparison Tool Update

Last week (Veterans Day), we launched our most recent version of the GI Bill Comparison Tool.  We encourage you to take a look and test drive it: https://www.vets.gov/gi-bill-comparison-tool/ By enhancing this tool, we hope to further empower Veterans by arming them with the information they need to navigate the volume of choices.

Transition Assistance Program (TAPS)

Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Update

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 […]