Author Archives: Kate Hoit

Veteran Unemployment Decreases in February

On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released Veteran unemployment data for the month of February. The unemployment rate for all Veterans was 6.9 percent in February—a decrease from 7.6 percent in January and still below the national average of …

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Women’s History Month: Honoring Our Nation’s Women Veterans

In honor of Women’s History Month, we want to thank the women who have shaped our military and we need your help putting together a tribute honoring women Veterans. Throughout history, these service members took on a variety of roles …

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Veteran Unemployment Below National Average at 7.0 Percent

On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released Veteran unemployment data for the month of January. The unemployment rate for all Veterans was 7.6 percent—a slight increase from last month but still below the national average of 7.9 percent. For …

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In Pursuit of an Education: Honoring Those Who’ve Used the GI Bill

With the stroke of a pen, President Franklin D. Roosevelt made a promise to our country’s Veterans by signing the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944. With the Act’s passage, the idea of obtaining a higher education didn’t seem so farfetched. …

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Hiring Our Heroes: September Hiring Fairs Across the Country

Last month, we posted a list of hiring events taking place across the country. These events are the result of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, VA, and the White House collaborating to help Veterans find work through the “Hiring Our …

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Hiring Our Heroes: August Hiring Fairs Across the Country

Earlier this month, we posted a list of hiring events taking place across the country and we promised to compile a new list for each successive month. These events are the result of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, VA, and …

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Intel Report, July 20

This week’s round-up of all things VA-related: At VA, we are collaborating with U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the White House to help Veterans find meaningful work through the “Hiring Our Heroes” program. Find a list of hiring events located …

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Hiring Our Heroes: A Hiring Fair Comes to You

The transition process from service member to civilian is tough on many fronts—and for some, the most difficult part is finding meaningful employment. When I returned home from Iraq, I worked at a local news station in New York from …

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Golden Age Games Give Vets a New Mission

If you ask the Veterans who attended the 26th National Veterans Golden Age Games about youth, they might tell you it’s wasted on the young. Over 700 Vets, aged 55 and older, competed in the multi-event sports and recreational seniors’ …

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Essay Contest: Honoring Fathers Who Serve

In honor of Father’s Day, we here at VA need your help to thank the men who have shaped our lives. Through an essay contest, we will put together a tribute honoring father Veterans. We want to hear from wives, …

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