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  • What's the state of veterans in O.C.? Struggling, surviving and working to find a new home

    Type of content: News

    Military veterans in Orange County – especially those who served after the 9/11 terror attacks – face significant challenges transitioning to civilian life.

    Veterans here also need more targeted support as they struggle with employment, housing and physical and mental health issues, according to the newly released “The State of the American Veteran: The Orange County Veterans Study.”

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  • Rep. Graham Proposes Bill to Boost Aid for Injured Veterans

    Type of content: News

    PANAMA CITY-- UPDATE: 10 p.m.

    A new bill could soon provide help for ill and injured post-9/11 veterans across the United States. And it's sponsored by Florida Rep. Gwen Graham.

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  • Michigan Legislature Passes Bill Allowing Preferential Hiring for Veterans

    Type of content: News

    Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 16, 2015 – The Michigan House of Representative and Senate have both unanimously passed a bill that permits Michigan employers to begin using a hiring policy that would give preference to veterans.

    Previously, Michigan employers were forbidden by law to use any sort of preferential hiring policy. Federal law prohibits preferential hiring policies except in the case of veterans, for which states must adopt laws specifically allowing preferential treatment of veterans.

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  • 120 Solar Jobs For Veterans Vs. 35 Keystone XL Pipeline Jobs

    Type of content: News

    Five leading US companies have up to 120 solar jobs waiting for veterans under a pilot program aimed at transitioning members of the US military into the solar industry. The first-of-its-kind program just graduated its first class at Camp Pendleton, putting it on track to reach its goal of 200.

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  • Our Voice: While imperfect, expanded definition of veteran has merit

    Type of content: News

    A proposal that would broaden how South Dakota defines a veteran has been met with vitriol by some with military experience, yet received resounding support in the state House of Representatives.

    House Bill 1179 was approved 63-4 last week, a tally so shocking that gasps could be heard in the Capitol chamber after the vote, according to American News correspondent Bob Mercer.

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  • US Unemployment Rates Jump for Recent Veterans and Teens

    Type of content: News

    The U.S. job market extended its momentum into the new year as employers added 257,000 jobs in January and wages jumped. The overall unemployment rate ticked up to 5.7 percent, but the rate rose because of a good reason: More Americans felt encouraged enough to start looking for jobs, and because some didn't find work right away, they increased the number of unemployed.

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  • Why Veterans and Civilian Employers Have So Much Trouble Communicating

    Type of content: News

    In his 2015 State of the Union address to Congress, President Obama encouraged American employers to "hire a veteran" if they want to get the job done. Veterans bring high levels of integrity, commitment, loyalty, flexibility, skills and talents learned in high risk, high stress situations, plus the ability to navigate cultural narratives not taught in most business schools or university environments. So, why aren’t veterans getting hired? 

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  • Labor Department takes data-driven approach to veteran hiring

    Type of content: News

    Contractors will have to start collecting annual data on their veteran hiring practices in 2015, according to an updated Labor Department regulation.

    The rule, released last fall, is a significant modification to a 1974 rule related to the hiring of veterans after the Vietnam War and an example of the government’s push to use data to study industry trends.

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  • Google launches career site to attract veterans

    Type of content: News

    Google unveiled a new website on Tuesday hoping to lure military veterans to work at the tech giant.

    The Veterans hubs is an extension of Google's career page, offering information on available jobs and how military service can translate to working at the company.

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  • The 100 Most Military-Friendly Companies In America

    Type of content: News

    Veterans Day on November 11 is a time to honor those who have bravely served in the military and thank them for their sacrifice and dedication to their country.

    It's also the ideal time to acknowledge the employers that consistently hire from the military community and offer programs to support veterans and their families. 

    That's why each November, Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs, releases its annual list of the 100 most Military Friendly Employers.

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