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7 Reasons Why a Business Should Hire a Veteran

  There are several reasons why a business should hire you, however, I picked 7 that are transferable across industries and ones easily incorporated into your resume: Experience – You bring to the workforce skills and experience that you have used in often changing and unpredictable real-world situations. Leadership – You have been trained to …

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Veterans Affairs Department Under Scrutiny Regarding Mental Health

  The Veterans Affairs Committee has recently asked the Veterans Affairs Department inspector general to investigate alleged failings in providing timely mental health care appointments for former service members. The request comes after a Nov. 30 hearing at which a VA employee said some VA providers “game the system” to ensure they meet timeliness standards. …

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Veteran Television Programming Gains Momentum

  An effort to create a cable television channel dedicated exclusively to veterans programming is gaining momentum in the Illinois Legislature. Both the House and Senate have passed a resolution urging the Cable Television and Communications Association of Illinois to look into the possibility of dedicating an unused cable channel to veterans programming. Illinois state …

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Veteran Owned Businesses Face Problems from Veterans Affairs

  The House of Representatives’ Veterans’ Affairs Committee has been questioned recently regarding the Veterans Affairs Department’s priority on veteran-owned businesses. There are laws and regulations that are supposed to put veterans first, but currently they rank eighth in priority for government contracts. Thomas Leney, executive director of the Veterans Affairs office of small and …

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Obama Signs New Law Regarding Veterans’ Jobs

  If you’re ready to take the next step and enter the civilian job market, it may have just become a little easier. On November 21, 2011, President Barack Obama signed into law new veterans employment measures designed to get unemployed vets back to work and help recently separated military members make a successful transition …

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