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.”
Meet the New ASVET
The Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service has a new Assistant Secretary, Mr. John Lowry.
USICH COVID-19 Webinar
USICH is hosting a webinar on March 24, 2020 at 1:30PM EST. If you are unable to attend, they will post a recording of the webinar by the end of the day
As the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, continues to spread, now is the time to prepare. The DOL has provided guidance, as has the CDC, USICH, and HUD.
2019 Annual Homelessness Assessment Report to Congress Released
The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development has released the most recent Annual Homelessness Assessment Report with information based on the 2019 PIT counts.
NMMA Release Best Practices Guide
The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has developed the Best Practices Reference Guide, Tips and Tools to Retain and Grow Your Workforce, to help employers navigate proven hiring and retention practices successfully used within the marine industry.
Check Your Eligibility on Benefits.gov
Have you heard the news? Benefits.gov has launched a new feature!
Benefits.gov Announces New Benefit Finder
At Benefits.gov, our goal is to help you discover and determine your eligibility for government assistance programs.
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.
U.S. Department of Labor Announces Award of $48.1 Million in Grants for HVRP
U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced the awarding of 149 Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) grants totaling $48.1 million.
Military Spouse License Recognition Resources
For those who work in licensed occupations, it can be time-consuming and costly to obtain licensure in a new state.