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  • Despite decreasing veteran unemployment rate, underemployment remains a problem

    Type of content: News

    When Lance Calloway got out of the Marine Corps in 2015, he planned to enroll in graduate school and find a job that would combine the business management skills he’d learned in college with his four years of experience in an artillery unit.

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  • VA Secretary David Shulkin: Our plan to deliver greater accountability to America's veterans

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    On February 28, 2017 President Trump, while addressing a Joint Session of Congress, once again identified accountability in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as a top priority. The President is right, veterans deserve much better.

    There have been well publicized incidents of VA employees who have failed in our mission and have done harm to those I and all VA employees have been entrusted to serve.

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  • NAVSO 2-Year Anniversary Part 1: The Good, The Not-So-Good and More

    Type of content: News

    What a remarkable journey.
    In just two years, our agile team learned so much through our work with nonprofit organizations, government leaders, funders, employers and researchers. It’s been a humbling but exciting journey as we continue to pursue transformation in the veteran services marketplace. Thank you to everyone who joined us on our mission to best serve those who serve veterans and military families.
     
    The Good
    Our nation is fortunate to have millions of people working to support veterans and military families. Through thousands of nonprofit organizations, government agencies, philanthropic foundations, businesses and research institutions, millions of Americans make it their mission to serve this remarkable community, fund their support, study their needs or employ them. While some complain about so-called market saturation, imagine if we only had 300 nonprofit organizations focused on the needs of military families and veterans instead of thousands? Where would they go when they really needed help?

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  • NAVSO 2-Year Anniversary Part 2: What's Next?

    Type of content: News

    With all this knowledge in hand from our early work, what’s next?
    At NAVSO, we’re squarely focused on improving the lives of veterans and military families by transforming the veteran services marketplace. For our nonprofit members, we’re continually improving our existing tools and adding new resources to help them work more effectively and efficiently in meeting their client’s needs and in running their organizations well. Similarly, we’re working with existing and prospective funders who want to get more out of their grantmaking. We find many of these organizations actively seek additional insights outside the grantmaking cycle and we’re honored to serve as that sounding board for many of them. In one specific example, we’re sitting on a gold mine of information relating to veteran employment and we’ll be working with businesses (and nonprofits) to improve veteran employment outcomes across the country.

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    Employment
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    Transition
    VA
  • NAVSO 2-Year Anniversary Part 3: Meet our Amazing Team

    Type of content: News

    Since day 1, NAVSO has never been about one person. Sure, as the CEO, I get most of the coverage online and have the most opportunities to speak at summits or conferences. But as my LinkedIn profile clearly states, I work for veterans and military families but serve at the pleasure of our board of directors. We’re an inclusive team focused on the clients served downstream (veterans and military families).
     
    Meet the newest members of our team...

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  • Veterans Getting Free Training For 'New Collar' Jobs

    Type of content: News

    It’s estimated the high tech industry will create more than 200,000 "new collar” jobs in the next three years. To fill those positions, IBM is tapping into a workforce that’s already well trained - veterans.

    “We need to get people to hit the ground running and be productive,” said Tampa IBM executive Stuart Bean. “And you just can’t fill them unless you have people who are already disciplined, already trained, mature enough, (and) can hit the ground running.”

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  • SHRM Foundation and NAVSO Launch Project to Support Hiring and Retention of Veterans

    Type of content: News

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The SHRM Foundation, an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and the National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations (NAVSO) launched the Integrating and Engaging Veterans in the Workforce project at a summit today.

    The event, held at SHRM's Alexandria, Va. headquarters and sponsored by United States Automobile Association (USAA), kicks off efforts to support veteran hiring and retention at national and local levels.

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  • Veterans Journal: SBA seeks funding proposals from nonprofits for military and vets' training

    Type of content: News

    The U.S. Small Business Administration announced on Jan. 24 it wants funding proposals from nonprofit organizations, state, local and tribal government agencies and institutions of higher learning to provide "Boots to Business" entrepreneurship training to service members, military spouses, and veterans.

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  • VA officials list jobs exempted from federal hiring freeze

    Type of content: News

    Department of Veterans Affairs officials on Friday released a breakdown of what positions will be exempt from the recently enacted government-wide hiring freeze, detailing a host of medical and psychological specialties. 

    The freeze, announced by President Trump on Monday, prevents any new civilian government hires who did not receive a job offer before Jan. 22. Military members are excluded, as are positions “necessary to meet national security or public safety responsibilities.” 

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  • FARMER VETERAN COALITION GROWS TO 8,000 MEMBERS; HOSTS THIRD CONFERENCE

    Type of content: News

    The movement to mobilize veterans to feed America is growing. This month in Michigan, the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) hosted its third conference where 250 farmer veterans came together for educational sessions, farm visits, and panels on resources available through the government and nonprofit groups. The conference has grown greatly from the first conference in 2014, where about 100 veterans gathered in Iowa.

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