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Week of June 8, 2012

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Citi and CredAbility Join with IAVA, TAPS, and MSCCN to Launch Online Financial Education and Counseling Program for Armed Forces Members, Veterans, and Their Families
PR Newswire – June 7, 2012 - Today, Citi joined with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), and the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN) to announce the launch of CredAbility ReConnect, a free online financial education and counseling program specifically designed to help these communities resolve financial difficulties and build economic security.

KISS Rockers and BOOMER Magazine To Help US Veterans Find Employment
PR Web – June 7, 2012 - Central Virginia’s BOOMER magazine is teaming up with music legends KISS for their August 2012 Summer issue. The upcoming issue will feature exclusive content from the Bristow, VA, and Virginia Beach shows the band has with Motley Crue, and will promote the US Chamber of Commerce’s “Hiring Our Heroes” program – helping US Veterans find employment as they return home from service.

McCaskill: Labor Department figures on veteran hiring by government contractors not reliable
Washington Post – June 6, 2012 - Statistics collected by the Department of Labor on the hiring of military veterans by government contractors are frequently inaccurate, according to the chairman of a Senate subcommittee, leaving the government without reliable data on progress in putting veterans to work for firms doing federal business. “The question is, how well are contractors doing at this?” Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight, said in a prepared statement at a hearing on the issue Tuesday. “The answer is that we have no idea.”

Veterans invited to second Hiring Our Heroes event (AUDIO)
Nebraska Radio Network – June 6, 2012 - Plans are underway for Nebraska’s second hiring fair for veterans. The Omaha Hiring Our Heroes Initiative will take place June 12th at the DC Centre Banquet Facility.

McCaskill faults federal efforts to help veterans find jobs
Kansas City Star – June 5, 2012 - As the unemployment rate for veterans approaches 13 percent — five points higher than the national rate — Sen. Claire McCaskill says the federal government is not doing enough to help them find work.

National Veteran Small Business Conference and Expo
My Fox Detroit – June 5, 2012 - The National Veterans Small Business Conference, the government’s premier event for Veteran-owned small businesses, is coming to Detroit’s Cobo Center June 26-29.

4 Programs That Want to Pay for Your College
Huffington Post – June 5, 2012 - Getting financial help with college was one of the major reasons why Benjamin Armstrong joined the Marine Corps. But when the veteran of both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars finally started using the G.I. Bill to attend Texas State University in 2004, he accidentally missed out on the Marine Corps College Fund, which would have paid $12,000 toward his education.

Why is it Difficult to Connect U.S. Veterans With Energy Jobs?
Fox Business – June 5, 2012 - Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) session May 22 in Washington DC highlighted release of a report by the National Commission on Energy Policy’s Task Force on American’s Future Energy Jobs, which calls for a series of federal initiatives to recognize the growing energy field opportunities, and for more funding for energy-related education to ensure critical jobs are filled. The connection of unemployed veterans to energy jobs was discussed in depth.

Veteran Unemployment Still a Concern as 2012 Election Approaches
Examiner.com – June 4, 2012 - Millions of veterans are keeping a close watch on how both President Obama and Mitt Romney handle the job concerns of veterans returning to the U.S. workforce.

2012 Modern Day Marine Expo Teams with RecruitMilitary in Seeking Jobs for Veterans
PR Newswire – June 4, 2012 - Businesses, public institutions, non-profit organizations and federal, state and local government agencies from throughout the United States have been encouraged to participate in the RecruitMilitary|MDM Veteran Career Fair, a major job recruiting event for transitioning service members and veterans. The job fair will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA, on Wednesday, September 26, 2012.

Some Veteran Charities May Not Be What They Seem
Examiner.com – June 4, 2012 - In St. Johns County, FL, there has been a long running battle with organizations purporting to be supporting veterans.

Lawmaker criticizes Veterans Jobs Corps plan
Army Times – June 4, 2012 - A key lawmaker discounted President Obama’s June 1 call for quick passage of Veterans Jobs Corps legislation and said a less expensive alternative is already in place if the administration would only do a better job of promoting it. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee chairman, said he doesn’t think the Veterans Job Corps is a good investment. At a cost of $50,000 per veteran, the initiative would offer “no guarantee of a long-term position after government funding runs out,” Miller said.

Detroit event aims to make jobs available for vets
MLive.com – June 3, 2012 - An event this month in Detroit aims to make more than 12,000 jobs available for veteran-owned small businesses. The National Veteran Small Business Conference and Expo takes place June 26 to 29 at downtown’s Cobo Center.

Unemployment hits 12.7 percent post-2001 veterans
Pensacola Business Journal – June 2, 2012 - Amid the president’s pitch Friday for initiatives to help veterans find jobs, the government reports the jobless rate for Iraq- and Afghanistan-era veterans jumped to 12.7 percent in May, up 3.5 percentage points from the previous month.

Military Vets Train for Wind Power Employment
Clean Technica – June 2, 2012 - The wind power industry is looking for a few good people to work as wind technicians, through an Energy Department job training program aimed at military veterans.

Viewpoint: Hire a veteran, It’s the right thing to do
MassLive.com – June 2, 2012 - Employers are invited to a June 6 summit on the veteran workforce. The summit will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rivers Memorial Hall at Western New England University, and will include panels of experts to share ideas and discuss the support resources available to hire, retrain and promote veterans.