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 – October 2017 (Veteran Employment and Education Update)

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BLS_Employment_Data_-_October_2017

Department of Virginia Legion Family,

 

As with the first Friday of each month, the BLS employment statistics were released today.  Attached is the monthly ‘cheat sheet’ for your use and information.  The national unemployment rate for October 2017 decreased from 4.2% to 4.1% and the Veteran unemployment numbers for October 2017 decreased from 3.0% to 2.7%.   

 

In addition, I have attached the Veteran Employment and Education Awards submission. There are many deserving companies, both large and small, along with LVERs, DVOPs that deserve recognition for the outstanding work that they perform each and every month. The current statistics from the BLS report show that and it is our responsibility to acknowledge the ones out there from the Commonwealth of Virginia who are going above and beyond.

 

Please take a moment and review the packet and submit your nominations to Department Headquarters NLT December 8, 2017. This allows the Department’s decision on award nominees to be advanced to National by their cut-off date in January. Make your correspondence attention to: Veterans Employment and Education Committee

 

For God and Country,

 

Dave Wallace                                            

Veteran Employment and Education Chair

Department of Virginia

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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.

 BLS_Employment_Data_August_-_2017.pdf

 For God and Country,

Dave Wallace                                                                                                                                                                                   Veteran Employment and Education Chair                                                                                                                                 

Department of Virginia, The American Legion

 

 

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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

David.f.wallace09@gmail.com