Veteran Employment and Education Committee

2017-2018 Veteran Employment & Education Committee

Chairman:  David Wallace (180)

Members:  Jason Feistmer (180)

PDC Advisor:  Andy Robertson (83)


Bureau of Labor Statistics Data – August 2017 (Veteran Employment and Education Update)

Department of Virginia,

 As with the first Friday of each month, the BLS employment statistics were released today.  Attached is a monthly ‘cheat sheet’ for use and information.  The national unemployment rate for August 2017 increased slightly from 4.3% to 4.4% and the Veteran unemployment numbers for August 2017 increased from 3.5% to 3.7%.  

 Thanks to all of you who are working directly or indirectly, to ensure our Veterans have meaningful employment.


 For God and Country,

Dave Wallace                                                                                                                                                                                   Veteran Employment and Education Chair                                                                                                                                 

Department of Virginia, The American Legion



Upcoming Events:



Programs and Partnerships


Jobs & Training

The following is a list of resources designed to support employers as they incorporate veteran hiring into existing recruitment practices. Employers, both public and private, are encouraged to visit these resources to help with recruitment, hiring, retention, and ongoing support, of veterans. A number of community based organizations are also listed. These organizations provide ancillary services and welcome information from employers who are seeking to hire veterans.


National Veterans Employment & Education Awards

The National Veterans Employment & Education Commission annually presents several awards at The American Legion’s National Convention to honor employers who hire veterans, disabled veterans and older workers. Those who help veterans find employment are also recognized.


The awards include:


Nomination forms for each award are available through the hyperlink above. All entries must be accompanied by an official nomination form with no more than two pages of narrative, along with supporting documents. Nominations to the Department of Virginia are due no later than January 15, 2017.


For more information, please contact Dave Wallace,

Veteran Employment & Education Chairman

(703) 659-7589