Tag: Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS)

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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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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11 Things the Labor Department Does for Veterans

Filed in Veterans, Women, Workforce Investment by on November 7, 2014 0 Comments
11 Things the Labor Department Does for Veterans

On Nov. 11, 1918, a ceasefire signed at Compiègne, France between the Allies and the Germans ended World War I. It also began the annual tradition of honoring those veterans who had sacrificed so much in that war, and those that would follow, first as Armistice Day and then as Veterans Day. The Department of […]

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Women Veterans Show Their Colors in Tech Competition

Filed in DOL by on September 12, 2014 0 Comments
Women Veterans Show Their Colors in Tech Competition

On a recent trip to California, I had the privilege of attending the first VetsInTech Women Veterans Hackathon at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California. The event brought together women veterans of all eras of service who were interested in starting a business to pitch their ideas, get technical advice and compete for seed funding. […]

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Veterans Front and Center at Fort Campbell

Filed in Jobs, Unemployment, Veterans by on April 24, 2014 1 Comment
Veterans Front and Center at Fort Campbell

I had the great pleasure and honor of visiting with our transitioning service members on Wednesday at a jobs summit in Fort Campbell, Ky., where the White House’s Joining Forces initiative, led by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, announced a new veteran’s initiative. The Veterans Employment Center is the first inter-agency initiative […]

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Funding Increase to Help More Veterans Nationwide

Filed in DOL, Jobs, Veterans by on March 10, 2014 2 Comments
Funding Increase to Help More Veterans Nationwide

The Labor Department is committed to serving transitioning service members, veterans and their families by preparing them for meaningful careers and maximizing their employment opportunities. Veterans and eligible spouses receive priority of service for all employment and training programs available through more than 2,500 American Job Centers nationwide. Within the American Job Center there are […]

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The 1980s: A Decade of Service

Filed in Centennial, DOL, Minimum Wage, Veterans, Women by on February 13, 2014 0 Comments
The 1980s: A Decade of Service

I graduated from high school in 1981. The beginning of the 1980s was the beginning of my adult life.  I remember one of my teachers telling my senior class that “adulthood is not defined by your age, but rather, the moment that you take responsibility for yourself, and more important, you take responsibility for others.”  […]

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Delivering on “Thanks for Your Service”

Filed in Disabilities, Jobs, Veterans, Workforce Development by on November 19, 2013 0 Comments
Delivering on “Thanks for Your Service”

Like many Americans, I’ll celebrate Thanksgiving next week by taking stock of my many blessings: friends, family and the freedom to pursue my life and career goals. So I find it most apropos that November is also Military Family Month, a time when we express appreciation for the men and women who work to protect […]

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Hollywood Comes to the Potomac on Behalf of Veterans

Filed in DOL, Veterans by on September 28, 2013 0 Comments
Hollywood Comes to the Potomac on Behalf of Veterans

A buzz shot through the Washington offices of the Labor Department’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service late one September day when the staff learned that he was coming for a meet and greet. The he was Marine veteran R. Lee Ermey – an iconic figure in military circles. Ermey served 11 years in the Marine […]

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