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New Strategy to Recruit Military Patriots

Patriotic Hearts is an awarding winning non-profit effort to connect the right US veterans with the right companies. Our achievements have received awards from two US Presidents, the Extra Mile Award from the Chamber of Commerce, and the Visionary Award for creating economic stimulus. We were selected as America’s “Heroes Among Us,” by People Magazine, and have been on all the major News stations, even receiving ABC TV’s Leadership Award. Our employment program’s website,HirePatriots.com, is a popular web destination for job seeking, active and former US military personnel. You can post jobs on our Careers job board. Your jobs will simultaneously be posted on the social networks and disseminated by Zip Recruiter. We also write articles about your company and send them to appropriate LinkedIn group sites. We interview each job seeker, prepare their resumes, … Read entire article »

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Veterans Employer Panel, June 28 in San Diego

When: Friday, June 28 from 9am-11am Where: South Metro Career Center, 4724 Imperial Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113 Questions: (619) 266.4256 Dress for success Mapquest it Veterans Employer Panel Agenda: Introductions: 10 minutes Question and Answer: 55 minutes One-on-One: 55 minutes   Scheduled employers include: Bank of America City of San Diego US Customs and Border Protection Volt Workforce Solutions Wal-Mart Westpac Wealth Partners Wicked Coursing   Scheduled veteran resources include: Blue Star Mothers California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) ITT Technical Institute … Read entire article »

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Outreach Notice: USDA Forest Service

Outreach Notice- USDA Forest Service, Tahoe National Forest & Nation-wide Pathways Program Wide Range of Student Positions Temporary- Student Trainee appointments APPLY NOW – 03/01/13 “Listed on this page are temporary internship employment opportunities for the 2013 field season. The Tahoe National Forest is currently outreaching for Forestry Recreation-Trails and an Administrative – Office Support student internship positions. -It is recommended that you apply as soon as possible to be considered for any of these positions, as announcements will only be open Monday, February 25, 2013 to Friday, March 01, 2013. To apply for these internship positions you will need to apply through USAJOBS website; http://www.usajobs.gov– These positions are located at the Yuba River Ranger District and at our Supervisor’s Office. Applicants need to select the following locations: (i.e. Camptonville & Nevada … Read entire article »

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Disabled Veteran’s Non-Profit Brings Business Opportunity to Camp Pendleton

With thousands of military men and women returning from serving the country, many disabled by multiple tours, finding a way to become financially independent isn’t easy or clear to many. Dismal unemployment, misunderstanding and prejudice makes finding a job difficult, and becoming your own boss a critical opportunity for many in a successful transition to civilian life. The non-profit CA DVB Alliance is comprised of disabled veteran business owners who are reaching out to help service men and women find a way to get into business. Veterans and disabled veterans are urged to attend this important meeting. The San Diego, Los Angeles & Orange County area CA DVB Alliance Chapters will hold a quarterly meeting at the Camp Pendleton Events Center to bring this important opportunity directly to the latest generation of troops Monday, March 25 beginning at 11:30 AM.  The Camp Pendleton Events Center … Read entire article »

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Qualcomm Scholarships Available for Veterans

By Rick Rogers Defensetracker.com Twenty information technology scholarships worth at least $430,00 are going to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in a unique collaborative program sponsored by wireless giant Qualcomm Inc. and Manpower San Diego. “Strategies for Success” is a 26 –week program designed to give vets a leg up pursuing high-tech careers in an effort to drive down the high unemployment rate among younger veterans. The first class for veterans is scheduled to start in January. Entry knowledge in IT is required for scholarship consideration. “If you think you have the right skills, submit a resume,” said Phil Blair, the CEO of Manpower San Diego. “There is nothing to lose.” Apparently veterans agree. Less than half a day after publication of the program, 122 veterans had already applied. Nationwide the official unemployment rate among all veterans is about … Read entire article »

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Warrior & Family Support News

COMMUNITIES IN ACTION A Hopeful Future for Veterans? Campus Progress In a recent Ted Talk, Wood describes an 18 year-old Army veteran struggling to reintegrate into American society: “You give him a chainsaw and you send him to Joplin, Missouri after a tornado, he regains that [mission and sense of purpose]…You drop … Partnerships and patriotism DVIDS Jan John, Senior Human Resources Director for Kaiser Permanente Northwest, who went to a reintegration event held by the Oregon National Guard in March, she saidcommunity members and military representatives discussed the sacrifices veterans make, … Weymouth Home Transformed From Rags to Riches for Returning Veteran Patch.com Just months ago, the home at 63 Lake Street had no walls, a deteriorating roof and was the eyesore of a nice East Weymouth neighborhood. Today it is newly renovated and ready to be presented to a returning veteran by the Neighborhood Housing Services. WELLNESS Turkey, Pumpkin Pie…and PTSD TIME For those with PTSD, the holiday season … Read entire article »

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Warrior & Family Support News

COMMUNITIES IN ACTION Service to community outlasted retirements from military TheDay.com The Veterans Hall of Fame recognizes distinguished veterans who have made significant contributions to their communities after leaving the military. There is no physical location for the hall. Information about the inductees is on the Connecticut … Cameron Community Welcomes Home a Wounded Veteran stjoechannel.com Sunday, the community gathered around Dalton Clemons to share its love and support for the wounded veteran. He and his family were overwhelmed by the support. “It was an opportunity for us as a community to just tell him ‘Thank you,’ and how much we … Colorado: Military-Friendly? Pagosa Daily Post The first Veteran Licensing, Credentialing and Employment (VLCE) Workshop convened on November 13, 2012, bringing together state and federal officials, state licensing board members, and military personnel to discuss challenges and opportunities to … Veteran Reintegration Misunderstood, Difficult Bell Gardens Sun He works for TELACU, a community development corporation in Commerce, and interacts … Read entire article »

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Warrior & Family Support News

COMMUNITIES IN ACTION U.S. Attorney to speak at veterans’ summit Hometownlife.com Civil rights that are exclusive to veterans and military personnel will be the focus of U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade’s keynote presentation at the CantonCommunity Foundation’s third annual Veterans‘ Summit Thursday, Sept. 13. McQuade’s presentation … Resources available for veterans in agricultural communities Agri News Veteran unemployment is much higher in nearly every category, including age and gender, and even higher in rural areas, noted Martina Mohrbacher, an outreach specialist with the Military Family Research Institute’s Operation Diploma Project, a program … Helping Them Return to Civilian Life Forward Rather, they were committing to a six-month fellowship run by The Mission Continues, which helps returning veterans reintegrate into civilian life by volunteering at local not-for-profit organizations. … In addition to physical ailments and … Veterans outreach event comes to Juneau Juneau Empire Vietnam War veteran Brian Coyle tries on a jacket during the Alaska Veterans Affairs Healthcare System’s Stand Down outreach … Read entire article »

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Changes Coming for Certification Process for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

This is a hugely important issue in places like San Diego and the many other places around the country with large veteran and disabled-vet populations. The issue is how to tell the legitimate companies from the shell companies that makes a vet or a disabled vet its figure head leader just to get a leg up on the set-asides. I know this is technically incorrect contract language, but the idea is factually correct. This problem only grows when talking about disabled vets, especially those with brain injury. How do you determine someone capacity in a case like that? I don’t know the answer, but as the GAO and others have pointed out, there are far too many people at the present time gaming the system. And it is no way … Read entire article »

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Transforming Military’s Transition Assistance Program Needs to Go the Extra Mile

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Buck McKeon, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement on the President’s announcement of TAP GPS at the 113th VFW Convention: “Recognizing the need to better equip transitioning servicemembers with the skills and tools needed to compete in today’s tough job market, Congress passed the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. We are encouraged that the President announced the implementation of these provisions signed into law last November to update and make mandatory the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) for servicemembers leaving the military. Congress has recognized for years the need to better equip transitioning servicemembers with the skills and tools needed to compete in today’s tough job market. Our soon-to-be veterans deserve no less. “TAP … Read entire article »

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