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'Stand Down' for Veterans Day -- Then Get Them Back to Work

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 01.08.2013 | Impact
Wendy N. Powell

Veterans need our help. While we talk about giving veterans a holiday from work, we need to think about getting them back to work.

Obama Signs Bill Into Law To Spur Veteran Hiring

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 11.29.2011 | Impact

Despite recent clashes in Congress, members put aside partisan dissemblance Monday in a "vow" to help veterans. With support by both Republicans an...

A BIG Stride In Unemployment Help For Vets

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 12.13.2011 | Impact

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act Wednesday evening. The House legislation, passed by 400 law...

VOW to Hire Our Heroes

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

Lost in the headlines about the mind-numbing debt ceiling debate and Japan's Women's World Cup victory, the unemployment rate for new veterans jumped to 13.3 percent in June, 4 percent higher than the national average. In real numbers, that's only about 260,000 new veterans struggling to find work. That's a number small enough that if our nation really focused on it, we could make a real dent. It is up to Congress to legislate employment assistance for vets. And it is up to our president to make the case that hiring a veteran is more than just charity, it's a smart business investment.