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Obama Administration Launches Online Veterans Employment Center

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At today’s anniversary celebration of Joining Forces, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden announced the launch of a new integrated employment tool to connect veterans and service members with employers, and to help translate military skills into the civilian workforce.

April 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Economy,Jobs & Careers,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Local Veterans Look For Work at Jobs Fair

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Jeffery Adams hoped to live off the retirement benefits he earned after a 30-year career of active-duty and reserve life in the U.S. Army.

April 18th, 2014 | Posted in Economy,Jobs & Careers,Vet News | Read More »

April 4 VetLikeMe Weekly

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Braulio Castillo, the president of IT contractor Strong Castle, was arrested April 1 by Loudoun County, Virginia authorities and charged with first degree murder in the death of his estranged wife, Michelle.

April 5th, 2014 | Posted in Business,Jobs & Careers,Top 10,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

US Companies Reach Out to Hire Veterans

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Despite an improving economy, U.S. veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are still having difficulty finding jobs – and their unemployment rate of just under 10 percent is considerably higher than the national average.

April 4th, 2014 | Posted in Economy,Jobs & Careers,Vet News | Read More »

Low Wage America

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Welcome to low-wage America. Lousy jobs, rotten pay, eroding benefits, and poor working conditions reflect things for growing millions.

February 11th, 2014 | Posted in Economy,Jobs & Careers | Read More »

The Big Lie About Job Recovery

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Based on Department of Labor statistics, it reveals that only 58.3% of working age Americans have a job.

November 21st, 2013 | Posted in Economics & Markets,Economy,Jobs & Careers | Read More »

Hire a Hero? Identity Management of Job Seeking Veterans

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Job-seeking veterans face challenges in obtaining employment. Job search self-efficacy moderated relationships between perceptions of employer stereotypic beliefs and job search effort and intensity. Individual goal orientation affected engagement in concealing or avoiding identity management strategies. Implications for veterans seeking employment and employers are discussed.

November 19th, 2013 | Posted in Economy,Editor,Jobs & Careers | Read More »

JOB FAIR- MLT Systems Seeking for Qualified Professionals

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MLT Systems and our strategic partners are seeking qualified professionals for several opportunities, including GCSS-MC.

November 19th, 2013 | Posted in Economy,Jobs & Careers,Vet News | Read More »

Veterans on Wall Street Announces Keynote Speakers for Third Annual Conference

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Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS), a consortium of major banks including Citi, Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs, is pleased to announce the keynote speakers for the third annual Veteran Employment Symposium and Resource Fair on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at Goldman Sachs’ headquarters in New York City.

November 7th, 2013 | Posted in Economy,Jobs & Careers,Vet News | Read More »

Is American Dream Dead?

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Is it called “The American Dream” because you have to be asleep to believe it? Comedian George Carlin once said “so We Americans have lost a lot in the past 25 years… you can mark the beginning of our losses to the beginning of the Presidency of George Herbert Walker Bush

November 1st, 2013 | Posted in Economics & Markets,Economy,Editor,Jobs & Careers,Personal Finance | Read More »

Fast Food Restaurants Cost Taxpayers Nearly $8 Billion

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Over the past few days, the corporate media has been trumpeting September’s “low” 7.2% unemployment rate.

October 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Economy,Jobs & Careers | Read More »

Veterans Hiring Event Set for Tuesday in Southfield

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The Southfield Veterans’ Commission, in partnership The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and lead sponsor University of Phoenix, will host “Hiring Our Heroes – Southfield,” a job fair for all veterans and military spouses on Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Southfield Pavilion located at 26000 Evergreen Road.

October 6th, 2013 | Posted in Jobs & Careers,Vet News | Read More »

Cleared Job Fair for Security Cleared Professionals

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Our cleared facilities employers include Engility, HP, Leidos, ManTech International, Parsons, TASC, Tanager and more!

October 5th, 2013 | Posted in Economy,Jobs & Careers | Read More »

What Bertrand Russell got right that was Important

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Russell wasn’t afraid of hard work, he just didn’t like it very much.

September 30th, 2013 | Posted in Economy,Jobs & Careers | Read More »

Demise of Our Country’s DNA

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Veterans are all too familiar with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The U.S. voters have shown they don’t recognize a PTSD mindset that set into the citizenry since 911 and the collapse of the economy in 2007-2008.

September 29th, 2013 | Posted in Business,Economics & Markets,Economy,Jobs & Careers,Politics | Read More »

IVMF Issues August 2013 Employment Situation of Veterans in America

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he Employment Situation of Veterans in America is issued by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) on the first Friday of each month, and represents the month-to-month change in the employment situation of America’s veterans.

September 7th, 2013 | Posted in Economy,Jobs & Careers,Vet News | Read More »

Is a College Degree Worth It?

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Given the $962 billion Americans owe in student loan debt, it seems reasonable to ask what a college degree buys them in employability and future income.

August 30th, 2013 | Posted in Economy,Jobs & Careers | Read More »

Boredom Rooms and Soul-Crushingly Boring Rooms

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Philosophically,I think contemporary American capitalism puts most of us into boredom rooms most of the time. If not, there wouldn’t be so many games of solitaire being played on company time!

August 17th, 2013 | Posted in Business,Economy,Editor,Jobs & Careers | Read More »

Tax Credits for Hiring Military Veterans

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Many would agree that the skills and training taught in the military provide a great foundation for a new career once service has ended.

August 16th, 2013 | Posted in Benefits,Business,Economy,Jobs & Careers,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

BP Tries to Overturn Gulf Oil Spill Settlement

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  Is Anyone Surprised?   By Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall   BP’s massive 2010 Gulf oil spill virtually destroyed the Gulf of Mexico economy. Fisheries, tourist-related enterprises, and the businesses dependent on them went belly-up in the hundreds of thousands. Yet as business owners quickly found, the only way they could get compensation for losing […]

July 20th, 2013 | Posted in Economy,Jobs & Careers | Read More »

Combat vets learn skills to land peacetime jobs

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The Veterans Opportunity to Work program, which was implemented last year, is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, which provides instructors.

April 15th, 2013 | Posted in Economy,Jobs & Careers | Read More »

Great Leveler of Society is Poverty

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Instead of a worldwide War on Terror based on illusory fears we, as a society, must institute a worldwide War on Poverty (the feeding ground of social unrest and revolt) and in the process reinforce our innate desire of altruism and social cooperation versus separation and social deprivation.

April 4th, 2013 | Posted in Business,Economics & Markets,Economy,Editor,Investing & Finance,Jobs & Careers | Read More »

U.S. Department of Defense Contract Awards for March 12, 2013

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The award will provide for the full range of enterprise infrastructure services. Work location will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of March 4, 2018.

March 12th, 2013 | Posted in Economy,Jobs & Careers | Read More »

U.S. Department of Defense Contract Awards for February 27, 2013

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Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nev., has been awarded a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (FA8637 13 D 6003) to provide both an advanced aircrew trainer and a light air support aircraft to establish air combat capability for allied countries under the Building Partnership Capacity program.

February 27th, 2013 | Posted in Economy,Jobs & Careers | Read More »

U.S. Department of Defense Contract Awards for January 24, 2013

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CSC Applied Technologies L.L.C., Fort Worth Texas, (FA3002-08-C-0001, A00167) is being awarded a $28,470,903 contract modification for Keesler Air Force Base Operatons Support Services.

January 24th, 2013 | Posted in Economy,Jobs & Careers | Read More »

U.S. Department of Defense Contract Awards for January 17, 2013

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The aggregate not-to-exceed amount for these multiple award contracts combined is $99,875,777. These five companies will have the opportunity to bid on each individual task order.

January 17th, 2013 | Posted in Economy,Jobs & Careers | Read More »

U.S. Department of Defense Contract Awards for January 09, 2013

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iGov Technologies, Reston, Va., received an increase in the contract maximum from $530,000,000 to $566,000,000 for U.S. Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) tactical local area network (TACLAN).

January 9th, 2013 | Posted in Economy,Jobs & Careers | Read More »

America’s Lackluster Jobs Report

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Headlines belied its weakness. Economist John Williams reengineers economic data based on reliable decades earlier modeling.

January 8th, 2013 | Posted in Economy,Jobs & Careers | Read More »

Translate Your Military Experience Into A Civilian Career With VA

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Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is one of the Nation’s largest, most technologically advanced health care systems, offering outstanding career options to qualified professionals, including Veterans and transitioning military personnel.

December 21st, 2012 | Posted in Economy,Jobs & Careers | Read More »

When is enough “enough?”

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I’m sick and tired of watching and listening to pundits who profess concern over the minimum wage. They all read from the same talking points…

November 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Business,Economy,Jobs & Careers | Read More »

 

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