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9/11 virtual career fair for veterans
The Hufftington Post
More than 2 million men and women have deployed overseas since the 9/11 tragedy, and the skills and talents our heroes bring to the workforce are in high demand by many of America's leading employers. To bring both sides together, Veteran Recruiting Services will host the 3rd annual 9/11 virtual career fair. The virtual career fair allows employers, service members, veterans and military spouses to meet and interact in real time, and from anywhere in the world with a computer and Internet access.
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8 budgeting tips for military families
From credit card debt to frequent moves, military families face financial challenges that have unusual dimensions from civilian families. Here are tips that will help your family save and budget for your daily life and your long-term goals. By tracking your spending and creating habits to contribute towards retirement, you'll be prepared to budget like an expert and save like a boss.
Need to prove you served? Here's a new tool
Two former Army Rangers have created a way for service members and veterans to electronically verify their military status, a move that gives them online access to retail discounts, could help them claim education vouchers or even land a job.
The ID.me online verification service — formerly troopid.com — was launched by combat veterans Matt Thompson and Blake Hall when they were studying at Harvard Business School in 2011.
Army Corps of Engineers promotes STEM careers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is trying to encourage veterans, children of active-duty service members and others to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering and math, in the face of looming shortages of such professionals. Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, the Corps' commander, said those four fields, commonly referred to as STEM, have more jobs than trained professionals to fill them and the gap will only grow wider in coming years.
Soldiers! Trucking firms want you
The Wall Street Journal
To combat a shortage of truck drivers, Thailand's transport industry is enlisting government help to recruit young soldiers as they leave the army.
Land-logistics organizations say that the Southeast Asian country desperately needs 140,000 drivers, representing 15 to 20 percent of some 900,000 trucks registered to transport goods.
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Vets can pitch business ideas for real startup cash at upcoming event
Doug Doan doesn't just say he thinks veterans are a good investment; he has his checkbook at the ready.
Doan's group will be among more than 80 early-stage investment groups at an upcoming National Defense University Foundation event where selected vets can pitch their business ideas to investors with the money to turn the concepts into reality.
Working with our veterans
Many of our military men and women have honorably served our nation, putting themselves into harm's way to defend our freedoms, only to return home to an anemic job market and unnecessary employment hurdles.
Often, veterans, who have gained valuable skills and work experience while in uniform, face new challenges putting their talents to work right here at home, whether it be working a trade or starting a business.
As vets find jobs contractors fight hiring preferences
Reconnecting military veterans to the workplace after they have served their country has been one the most talked about labor market issues by state and federal policymakers in recent years. After all, what could be more noble than helping veterans, many of whom have risked their lives during combat tours of Iraq and Afghanistan, find jobs when they return home? "Michigan's veterans earned and deserve the best possible support, and we need to make sure they can get it," Gov. Rick Snyder said in January in establishing the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.
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Disabled veteran wins landmark discrimination suit against FBI
Many veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have found re-entering the workforce tough. It's well known that discrimination is rampant, especially against wounded warriors. Still, the latest employer to have lost a lawsuit filed by a disabled soldier may come as a surprise: the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Military pay to be exempt from sequestration in 2014
Troops' pay will continue to be exempted from the budget cuts known as sequestration during fiscal 2014.
The White House formally notified Congress that the Defense Department's military personnel accounts will continue to be exempted, a move that will likely force the Pentagon to make deeper reductions in other parts of the defense budget, such as training and readiness, modernization and new weapons systems.
Economic watch: Industrial production flat, inflation tame, housing bright
A new report shows industrial production in the U.S. was at the same level in July as it was the month before.
The Federal Reserve says the measure of the total output from the nation's factories, mines and utilities was also revised downward from a 0.3 percent increase in June to a 0.2 percent hike.
Veterans to get housing help
Veterans will get housing help through federal funds: U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey addresses the problems faced by more than 62,000 homeless veterans nationwide.
Veterans to get protected status for housing applications
On July 12, a bill protecting current and former service members from discrimination in housing and employment was introduced in the House and Senate. American Veterans national executive director Stewart Hickey voiced his approval of Congressional leaders for introducing H.R. 2654 and S. 1281, "the Veterans and Service members Employment Rights and Housing Act." This bill's introduction is followed by more than a year of intense campaigning on Capitol Hill by AMVETS to combat veteran discrimination. The bill would build on legal and financial protections already in law.
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