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  • NAVSO AWARDED GRANTS FROM DELOITTE

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    Resources Will Improve Veteran Employee Hiring and Retention in Professional Careers
     
    Arlington, VA – August 9, 2017 – The National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations (NAVSO) is awarded grants totaling $45,000 by Deloitte & Touche LLP to support NAVSO’s focus on improving veteran employment outcomes.
     

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  • Report: Young vets are more successful than their civilian peers

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    WASHINGTON — Young veterans are better educated, better paid and better off than many of their civilian peers, which researchers believe could be due to their military service.

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  • Companies that focus on hiring vets outperform market

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    A new investment fund will allow people to invest in companies with strong records in recruiting and supporting veterans, active duty service members, Guardsmen and reservists, and military families.

    Financial analysis shows that such companies generally outperform the market. That’s the reason a new fund, the Military Times Best for Vets Index, was created by Track One Capital Services, based in New York, and Wilshire Associates Inc., based in Santa Monica, California.

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  • Veterans Released from Prison Get Second Chance

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    A unique program is trying to ensure veterans who've served time in prison don't face a tough battle for a job when they're released.

    Soldier On, a nonprofit organization based in Massachusetts, runs an incarcerated veterans program focused on training and preparing inmates for life after prison. The program is now in its third year after recently expanding into Mississippi.

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  • How your company can better retain employees who are veterans

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    Up to 360,000 men and women leave the military each year and most are looking for work. Since 2009, over 400,000 veterans have found employment in hundreds of corporate and governmental organizations thanks in part to the work of coalitions and initiatives such as the Veteran Jobs Mission, Veterans Employment Initiative, and Hiring Our Heroes. And hundreds of corporate employers have collectively committed to over one million total veteran hires over the next several years.

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  • Veterans find local government jobs through Fort Carson fellowship

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    A new fellowship program in the Pikes Peak region is helping veterans translate their military skills into jobs with local government.

    The 16-week fellowship is designed to create a smooth transition, learning the language of the bureaucracy, said Darrin Tangeman, program manager for the Veterans Local Government Management Fellowship.

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  • NC releases new benefits guide for veterans, active military

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    RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Veterans and active military in North Carolina will have access to a new benefits guide launching this Independence Day weekend.

    The North Carolina Department of Military and Veteran’s Affairs produced a resource guide with details about programs available to those who served and their families.

    The 140 page booklet has sections on employment, healthcare, education, disability benefits, and much more.

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  • Trading helmets for hard hats, veterans explore career in construction

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    For the better part of the past half century, Vietnam veteran Bob Luckett has been working in the construction industry.

    Luckett, 69, started out as a laborer in a masonry company after completing his military service in 1971. It was tough work at first. His boss “was great, but he worked you to death,” he said, and soon Luckett developed an allergy to the lime in mortar.

    “My hands were like hamburgers.”

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  • USDA Announces $20 Million For Jobs for Young People, Veterans

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    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 19, 2017 — USDA and partners committed $20 million in 21st Century Conservation Service Corps partnership agreements to provide 4,000 work opportunities for youth, young adults and veterans up to 35 years old, a move that will help the U.S. Forest Service accomplish mission-critical infrastructure and landscape restoration projects on the ground. The U.S. Forest Service is one of seventeen USDA Agencies.

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  • California Lawmakers Pass Bill Expanding Job Opportunities for Veterans

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    Private-sector California employers might soon be able to establish a voluntary preference for hiring military veterans regardless of when the veterans served, thanks to a bill that recently passed the state assembly.

    The veterans' hiring preference currently in use is limited to Vietnam-era veterans and only immunizes employers from gender discrimination claims.

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