Veteran Entrepreneurship: Building Successful Veteran-Led Startups

By JASON MATTHEWS Veteran entrepreneurship is a dynamic component of today’s economy, with numerous veterans transitioning from military service to become successful business owners. This article delves into the journeys of these entrepreneurs, showcasing their unique skills, obstacles, and resources. The Veteran and Entrepreneurship Fit Military Skills for Business: Veterans bring a unique set of … Read more

Empowering Veteran Service Providers: A Guide to Understanding PTS and Opioid Use

By JASON MATTHEWS Understanding the Connection In the evolving landscape of veteran healthcare, the intersection of Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) and opioid use is a critical challenge, marked by complex dynamics of pain management and the risk of dependency. This article equips veteran service providers with essential insights and tools to effectively navigate the details of … Read more

Public-Private Partnerships for Veteran Job Training: “Bridging the Gap: How Public-Private Collaborations Are Advancing Veteran Job Training” 

By JASON MATTHEWS Understanding How Public-Private Partnerships Support Veteran Job Training Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are crucial in assisting veterans as they transition from military service to civilian employment. For those seeking to advance veteran job training, these collaborations bring together education, training, job opportunities, technology integration, financial resources, and more to support veterans and their … Read more

Employment Challenges for Military Spouses

Employment Challenges for Military Spouses VETS’ work revolves entirely around veterans, in mission and practice. However, it’s not just veterans you serve; it’s also their families, specifically their spouses. Military service often requires relocation, which can result in less-than-ideal career opportunities for those married to active service members. Gaps in employment, inconsistent career paths, and … Read more

VA’s New, Increased Compensation Claims Process

VA’s New, Increased Compensation Claims Process In case you have not heard, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a new process on September 7, 2017 that promises to “deliver faster claims decisions to Veterans and their families.” The process aims to deliver decisions within 30 days from the time the VA receives the claim. … Read more

How Do You Find a Woman Veteran?

How Do You Find a Woman Veteran? A Message to veterans service providers from the DOL VETS Women Veteran Program Manager, Dr. Nancy A. Glowacki You may know that one in every ten veterans is a woman. But did you know that only one in every 63 women is a veteran? Comparatively, one in every six … Read more

Get the Word Out in 2017: Veterans Add Value to the Workforce

Get the Word Out in 2017: Veterans Add Value to the Workforce On the morning of February 24, 2017, the Department of Labor’s Tim Green and Mika Cross—the Director of the Office of Strategic Outreach and the Strategic Communications Lead, respectively, from the DOL’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS)—conducted a meeting with representatives and partners from Veterans … Read more