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3 Reasons Employers Should Apply for the #HireVets Medallion Award

2019-08-25T23:08:57+00:00August 25th, 2019|VETS|

3 Reasons Employers Should Apply for the #HireVets Medallion Award   The U.S. Department of Labor is accepting applications for the 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Award Program! The Award recognizes employers for their investments in recruiting, employing, and retaining our nation’s veterans. Not sure if you should apply? Here are three reasons you should: HIRE

Job Creators that Hire Veterans

2019-08-25T23:08:57+00:00August 25th, 2019|VETS|

Job Creators that Hire Veterans Created as a result of legislation signed by President Donald J. Trump, the HIRE Vets Medallion Program recognizes job creators that recruit, hire, and retain America’s veterans. This week, the Department announced recipients of the 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award. Honorees include small businesses, community-based nonprofits, and national

After the Army, a New Career in Tech

2019-08-25T23:08:57+00:00August 25th, 2019|VETS|

After the Army, a New Career in Tech   Through hard work and a unique apprenticeship program, Antonio Williams of Louisiana has transitioned from the military to the tech industry after a 22-year career in the U.S. Army as a culinary specialist. Apprenti is a program of the Washington Technology Industry Association Workforce Institute that

The Department of Labor Celebrates National Hire a Veteran Day

2019-09-19T19:41:59+00:00August 25th, 2019|VETS|

The Department of Labor Celebrates National Hire a Veteran Day With 6.6 million open jobs across the nation, America’s job creators are ready to hire. As we celebrate National Hire a Veteran Day, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) has an important message for those job creators: America’s veterans are

Honoring Our Military and their Family Members

2019-08-25T23:08:57+00:00August 25th, 2019|VETS|

Honoring Our Military and their Family Members As we end National Military Appreciation Month, it is important to acknowledge our nation’s military spouses. They carry a full load of responsibilities at home while a service member is away, and frequently have a career of their own. However, when members of the military answer the call

Veteran is Firmly Planted in the Working World Again

2019-08-25T23:08:58+00:00August 25th, 2019|VETS|

Veteran is Firmly Planted in the Working World Again Sean has transitioned to a job he loves. Sean McMillen has taken an unorthodox path in the professional world, with stopovers as a soldier in the U.S. Army, an egg inspector for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and an independent nursery owner. Now – thanks to

California Job Center Helps Veteran Get Career Back on Track

2019-08-25T23:08:58+00:00August 25th, 2019|VETS|

California Job Center Helps Veteran Get Career Back on Track Editor's note: This story was adapted from a post by the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Department. Marine Corps veteran Gregory Lincoln was 59 when word came down that his IT specialist position was being eliminated. Gregory had more than 20 years of professional experience

Vet Lands Dream Job as a Pediatric Nurse

2019-08-25T23:08:58+00:00August 25th, 2019|VETS|

Vet Lands Dream Job as a Pediatric Nurse Army veteran Keith Westler is fulfilling a lifelong career goal by working as a pediatric nurse at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Thanks to the assistance of professional staff from the Department of Labor, American Job Centers, and the Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program, he