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  • Veteran unemployment hit record low in 2017

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    Veteran unemployment hit a record low in 2017, creeping below 4 percent for the first time on record, federal statistics show.

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  • Congress eases rules for active-duty troops, reservists seeking commercial driver’s licenses

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    Lawmakers have again eased rules regarding troops seeking commercial driver’s licenses, part of an ongoing effort to help veterans use their military skills for post-service jobs
     
    On Dec. 21, in pre-recess work, House lawmakers easily passed the Jobs for Our Heroes Act, which clarifies eligibility rules for active-duty service members and reservists applying for the licenses under Department of Transportation programs. The measure now heads to the White House to be signed into law.
     

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  • The Government’s Labor Reports Fail To Capture The Real Problems Of Veteran Unemployment

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    Month after month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that U.S. veterans are doing better than non-veterans in the job market. In October, the BLS indicated that veteran unemployment was just 2.7%, compared to 3.8% for non-vets.

    However, these figures paint an incomplete picture of what’s really going on.

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  • Veterans and Reservists Are Your Secret Talent Weapon. But, Careful, You May Lose Them.

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    When men and women join the U.S. military, they understand that they may give their lives for America. And the service they give, particularly those in the five armed services (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard) in war zones, can be tough. So, when these people, together with Reservists and National Guardsmen, come home and rejoin the civilian workforce, they're prime candidates to make a difference.

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  • LESSONS LEARNED: WHAT MILITARY SERVICE TAUGHT THESE VETERAN BUSINESS OWNERS

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    While protecting our country and way of life, U.S. military personnel learn key lessons along the way. Thanks to their military training, those veterans who choose to run their own businesses after serving may often have an advantage over the competition.

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  • Study: Veterans, employers far apart on how they understand each other

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    Employers and veterans are far apart on how they understand each other, but in many ways veterans are a lot like their civilian counterparts, a new study shows.

    The study, released Friday by the marketing firm Edelman, shows that employers and veterans differ greatly on what they see in each other, and adds to a growing divide that has complicated the transition for troops leaving the service searching for jobs.

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  • Research: Companies Are Less Likely to Hire Current Military Reservists

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    Prior to 9/11, the obligation of the military’s Reserve Component servicemembers — more commonly known as reservists — was typically limited to training one weekend a month and two weeks during the summer. In support of the extended military engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq, however, reservists have been required to serve as full-time members of the military for prolonged periods of time.

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  • DoD official: States 'spotty' in easing military spouses' licensing burdens

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    States’ efforts to ease licensing burdens for military spouses relocating from state to state have been “spotty,” a defense official said, and plans are in the works to target trouble spots.

    “For those states that haven’t done that well, we’re going back. We’re going to present this information to those states through their legislatures and ask them to progress further, clear it up,” said Marcus Beauregard, director of the Defense Department state liaison office.

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  • New Pentagon rules aim to broaden reviews of 'bad paper' dismissals

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    WASHINGTON — Veterans advocates are hopeful that more veterans with “bad paper” dismissals will be able to upgrade their discharge status now that defense officials have released clearer guidance of how to handle a host of mental health and injury cases.

    The new memo, released Monday by the Pentagon’s personnel and readiness office, states that reviewers must take into consideration “conditions resulting from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, sexual assault or sexual harassment” when deciding whether to upgrade a veterans’ status.

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  • NAVSO AWARDED GRANTS FROM DELOITTE

    Type of content: News

    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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