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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

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    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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  • Report: Young vets are more successful than their civilian peers

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    WASHINGTON — Young veterans are better educated, better paid and better off than many of their civilian peers, which researchers believe could be due to their military service.

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  • Companies that focus on hiring vets outperform market

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    A new investment fund will allow people to invest in companies with strong records in recruiting and supporting veterans, active duty service members, Guardsmen and reservists, and military families.

    Financial analysis shows that such companies generally outperform the market. That’s the reason a new fund, the Military Times Best for Vets Index, was created by Track One Capital Services, based in New York, and Wilshire Associates Inc., based in Santa Monica, California.

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  • Veterans Released from Prison Get Second Chance

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    A unique program is trying to ensure veterans who've served time in prison don't face a tough battle for a job when they're released.

    Soldier On, a nonprofit organization based in Massachusetts, runs an incarcerated veterans program focused on training and preparing inmates for life after prison. The program is now in its third year after recently expanding into Mississippi.

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  • How your company can better retain employees who are veterans

    Type of content: News

    Up to 360,000 men and women leave the military each year and most are looking for work. Since 2009, over 400,000 veterans have found employment in hundreds of corporate and governmental organizations thanks in part to the work of coalitions and initiatives such as the Veteran Jobs Mission, Veterans Employment Initiative, and Hiring Our Heroes. And hundreds of corporate employers have collectively committed to over one million total veteran hires over the next several years.

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  • Veterans find local government jobs through Fort Carson fellowship

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    A new fellowship program in the Pikes Peak region is helping veterans translate their military skills into jobs with local government.

    The 16-week fellowship is designed to create a smooth transition, learning the language of the bureaucracy, said Darrin Tangeman, program manager for the Veterans Local Government Management Fellowship.

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