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

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics: The Employment Situation of Veterans

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics: The Employment Situation of Veterans On March 31, the U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS), hosted its monthly meeting with representatives from various Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs). This month’s meeting featured presentations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and from DOL VETS’ Women Veteran … Read more

A New Labor Secretary, and a Roundup of Jobs Resources for Veterans

A New Labor Secretary, and a Roundup of Jobs Resources for Veterans On April 28, 2017, R. Alexander Acosta was officially sworn in as the 27th United States Secretary of Labor. In late May, Acosta delivered remarks at the G-20 Labor and Employment Ministers’ Meeting in Germany, where he advocated for growth in apprenticeships for current and emerging generations … Read more

HIRE Vets: News from the Monthly DOL VETS and VSOs Meeting

HIRE Vets: News from the Monthly DOL VETS and VSOs Meeting At the latest monthly meeting between U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS) and personnel and leaders from Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) around the country, one of the main topics of discussion was expanding opportunities and incentives for employers looking … Read more