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VETS’ Employer Guide to Hiring Veterans

The Department of Labor has approved the VETS’ Employer Guide to Hiring Veterans.  This intent of this guide is to provide accurate information about service member and veteran demographics; share federal, state and other resources for employers to facilitate veteran employment; and make recommendations on how to attract, train, and retain veterans. Many thanks to the Regional Veterans Employment Coordinators who drafted this Guide.  To complement the guide, Laurel Devine recently published a blog to encourage employers to hire Veterans, “Strengthen Your Workforce: Hire Veterans.”

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Benefits.gov Announces New Benefit Finder

Benefits.gov Announces New Benefit Finder

At Benefits.gov, our goal is to help you discover and determine your eligibility for government assistance programs.

We are excited to share that Benefits.gov recently released a new and improved Benefit Finder tool to make it easier for you to find information on government benefits.

The Benefit Finder is an online questionnaire that recommends benefits you may be eligible to receive based on answers to a series of questions. We listened to your feedback and made updates to the Benefit Finder to create a more helpful and enjoyable experience. The new questionnaire now features:

  • A new layout providing a more personal experience
  • Less questions to help you complete the questionnaire faster
  • A new progress bar to inform you of your progress
  • An easy way to skip questions that aren’t required
  • An easy to read results page displaying benefits you may be eligible for and where to go for more information

Try the new Benefit Finder by visiting Benefits.gov and clicking on the “Start” button. Interested in hearing more from Benefits.gov? Subscribe to our quarterly Compass Newsletter at https://www.benefits.gov/compass.

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