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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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Opportunities for Transitioning Service Members

Filed in Secretary Perez, Veterans by on October 30, 2014 0 Comments
Opportunities for Transitioning Service Members

Editor’s Note: This week, Secretary Perez travels to Germany and the United Kingdom, to learn from workers, employers and government officials about their effective models for skills training and workforce development. Throughout the week, he’ll share his personal reflections and observations. Oct. 27, Day 1: Kaiserlautern, Germany From Frankfurt, we drove about 70 miles southwest […]

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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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An Ordinary, Extraordinary Day

Filed in Disabilities, Jobs, Veterans, Workplace Rights by on March 27, 2014 1 Comment
An Ordinary, Extraordinary Day

Karla wrote for her daughter, a high school student with cerebral palsy who, her mom points out, “will be as qualified as anyone else” when she enters the workforce. Gerald wrote to make sure we didn’t forget the continuing barriers Vietnam veterans like him still face when trying to enter or re-enter the workforce. And […]

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Filed in Disabilities, Jobs, Workplace Rights by on December 23, 2013 2 Comments
Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Last week, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management reported that the executive branch of our federal government hired a greater percentage of workers with disabilities in fiscal year 2012 than at any point in the past 32 years. In a blog post, OPM director Katherine Archuleta noted that the federal government has made great progress, saying, “I […]

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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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The 1940s: The “Greatest Generation” Workforce Mobilizes for War

The 1940s:  The “Greatest Generation” Workforce Mobilizes for War

I’m a firm believer that understanding the past means more than memorizing dates, but there’s a handful any serious student of American history should be able to recite.  Without a doubt, one of them is Dec. 7, 1941 — when the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, triggering America’s entry […]

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No Limits for Wounded Veterans

Filed in Disabilities, Veterans by on May 23, 2013 2 Comments
No Limits for Wounded Veterans

Earlier this month, I had the honor of attending the Opening Ceremonies of the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Warrior Games are an annual event in which injured, ill or disabled veterans from the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Marines, Special Operations Command and the British Armed Forces compete in Paralympics. From […]

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