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  • Veterans find local government jobs through Fort Carson fellowship

    Type of content: News

    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

    Type of content: News

    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

    Type of content: News

    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

    Type of content: News

    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

    Type of content: News

    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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  • Column: Veterans May Be Overlooking Job Opportunities in IT Sector

    Type of content: News

    Military veterans have a higher unemployment rate than nonveterans, according to federal statistics. One reason may be that when veterans seek civilian jobs, they often face stereotypes from hiring managers. But another set of stereotypes may come into play as well: Veterans fall prey to their own preconceptions 

    about certain types of jobs, and miss out on promising opportunities.

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  • Analysis: The Civil Service's Preference for Hiring Military Vets Comes at a Hidden Cost

    Type of content: News

    An important way the U.S. shows its gratitude to veterans who have fought America’s wars is by giving them a leg up in getting a job with the federal government. The Conversation

    The policy, known as “veterans’ preference,” became law after the Civil War, was strengthened following World War I and grew even more entrenched after World War II and in the wake of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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  • Best for Vets: Employers 2017

    Type of content: News

    Benny Kinsey retired from the Army in 2010 thinking his experience as a command sergeant major with two bachelor’s degrees and an MBA would make it easy to land a job in the civilian workforce. 

    It didn’t. 

    “My transition was absolutely horrible,” said Kinsey, 48, who struggled to get interviews – even to stock shelves at a grocery store. “It was to the point that I was having problems paying my bills.” 

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  • Washington State Patrol Agrees to $15M Settlement In Veterans Hiring, Promotion Case

    Type of content: News

    The Washington State Patrol has agreed to a $15 million settlement in a class action lawsuit over the hiring and promotion of military veterans. The case involves troopers and trooper applicants who did not receive preference points for their service in the military as mandated by state law.

    As a result, some weren’t hired by the state patrol. Others like Sgt. Christina Martin—the lead plaintiff in the case—had to wait longer to get promoted.

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  • New award for vet-friendly businesses passes with budget bill

    Type of content: News

    WASHINGTON — One congressman’s plans to honor veteran-friendly businesses helped keep the federal government from shutting down last week. 

    California Republican Rep. Paul Cook’s “HIRE Vets Act” was signed into law over the weekend, after lawmakers made it the legislative vehicle for their omnibus budget plan to fund government operations through September. The $1.16 trillion spending plan includes a $15 billion boost in defense spending for the final five months of the budget year. 

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