Veterans

Changing the Lives of Veterans Like Me

Filed in Unemployment, Veterans by on February 15, 2015 2 Comments
Changing the Lives of Veterans Like Me

As a veterans outreach specialist for Old Pueblo Community Services in Tucson, Arizona, I helped more than 100 homeless veterans find housing last year. The position was the best thing that has ever happened to me because it gives me the capacity to help as many people as possible – and because after serving in […]

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Veterans, Repeat After Me: Get to an American Job Center

Filed in Jobs, Veterans by on February 11, 2015 0 Comments
Veterans, Repeat After Me: Get to an American Job Center

“Call your American Job Center. TODAY.” Every time I meet a veteran in the midst of a job search, or who is looking to take a great leap forward in his or her career, this is the single most important thing I can say. It’s one simple step that can make all the difference, as […]

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A Day in the Life: Salt Lake City, Utah

During his State of the Union Address on Jan. 20, President Obama laid out his vision for expanding opportunity for Americans. Building on this message, Secretary Perez traveled to Tucson, Arizona and Salt Lake City, Utah, this week to talk with business and community leaders about ways to help more people secure a foothold in the middle […]

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A Day in The Life: Tucson, Arizona

A Day in The Life: Tucson, Arizona

During the State of the Union address on Jan. 20, President Obama talked about the progress our nation has made since the recession. He also shared his plan for what else can be done to help more people secure good jobs and climb the ladder of success. This week, Secretary Perez traveled to Tucson, Arizona, to echo […]

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2014 in Review: Secretary Perez Answers Your Questions

2014 in Review: Secretary Perez Answers Your Questions

The U.S. economy closed out 2014 on a continued hot streak – 252,000 new jobs in December alone, with the unemployment rate falling to 5.6 percent. Our businesses have added 11.2 million jobs over 58 straight months, the longest streak of job growth on record. To recap the year, Secretary Perez answered your questions about […]

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A Year of Action and Progress

A Year of Action and Progress

The Labor Department’s 102nd year — my first full one as Secretary — has been one of action and progress.  We have worked every day to ensure that a growing economy benefits everyone. That starts with ensuring we continue on the road to economic recovery – and we made great progress along that road in […]

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Five Facts about Women Veterans

Filed in DOL, Jobs, Veterans, Women, Workforce Development by on November 22, 2014 0 Comments
Five Facts about Women Veterans

Military Family Month affords Americans the opportunity to recognize the sacrifices that women and men who proudly serve our great country make, both on the battlefield and at home. When Military Family Month was first celebrated in 1993, in the aftermath of the first Gulf War, the demographic characteristics of service members and veterans were […]

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Working Together and Imploding Stovepipes

Working Together and Imploding Stovepipes

            “The challenges confronting people who want to punch their ticket to the middle class, and businesses that want to grow, entail for [their] effective and sustainable resolution unprecedented levels of interagency collaboration.”              — Secretary Tom Perez, November 3, 2014 When people have problems, they don’t have Labor Department […]

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Working For Our Veterans Every Day

Working For Our Veterans Every Day

We spend a lot of time at the Labor Department talking to employers about the traits that veterans can bring to help a company succeed here in the U.S. I certainly don’t need convincing that veterans are indispensable members of any team. I see it every day here at the Department of Labor, where 33 […]

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Celebrating ALL Veterans – Breaking Down Gender Barriers

Celebrating ALL Veterans – Breaking Down Gender Barriers

Americans have honored veterans on November 11th since the formal end of major hostilities of World War I on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill into law that expanded Armistice Day […]

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