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We Stand Up for Women Veterans

We Stand Up for Women Veterans

When we meet a woman veteran, we are often shocked because she defies our expectations:  our expectations of who she is, our expectations of what she is capable of and where she has been … and most of all, our expectations of WHO a veteran is. Acknowledging these fundamental questions is at the very heart […]

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Join Us for a #VetsJobsChat on Employment Resources for Disabled Veterans

Filed in Disabilities, DOL, Jobs, Veterans by on July 3, 2013 2 Comments
Join Us for a #VetsJobsChat on Employment Resources for Disabled Veterans

Our Twitter chats with @USDOL and @ActingSecHarris on veterans’ employment issues have been growing since we held our first #VetsJobsChat in May, and we’re coming back on Wednesday, July 10, from 2–3 p.m. EDT to bring you answers to your questions about employment programs for veterans. Each chat has expanded in scope and brought together […]

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Supporting Our Service Women

Filed in Jobs, Veterans, Women by on March 21, 2013 5 Comments
Supporting Our Service Women

The service of women in American war efforts is older than our nation itself. Women served as battlefield nurses, cannon loaders, spies and more during the American Revolution. Through two World Wars, tens of thousands of army nurses served overseas to care for the wounded. Some 7,000 women served in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam […]

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Combat Veteran Presents His Vision for Leading VETS

Combat Veteran Presents His Vision for Leading VETS

During the Vietnam War, I served with the 101st Airborne Division as the sergeant in charge of an infantry squad and later a platoon. We operated in the field with daily reconnaissance sweeps and nightly ambushes. We conducted combat assaults in the jungle and on fire-support bases. It was through these activities that I honed […]

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A Memorial Day Call to Action

Filed in Jobs by on May 25, 2012 3 Comments

Across our great country this Memorial Day weekend, Americans will honor the men and women who have defended our nation. Here at the Department of Labor, as Secretary Solis has often said, we believe the best way to honor the veterans among us is to give them every opportunity to find employment and be able […]

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Turning “Tax Takers” Into Taxpayers

Filed in Jobs, Secretary Solis by on June 21, 2011 10 Comments

Every year, more than 700,000 people in America are released from state and federal prisons, and another 9 million cycle through local jails. Over the last two decades, prison spending has grown faster than almost any other budget item at the state and local level. In the United States, we currently spend $68 billion on […]

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