Previous Buzz Items: 2015
April 21: Help for Women Veterans
Dr. Nancy Glowacki, Veterans' Employment and Training Service program manager, praised female service members at the National Association of State Women Veteran Coordinators' 16th Annual Training Conference in Austin, Texas, on April 21. "Women veterans are strong, and when we do face seemingly insurmountable obstacles, it is our determination and tenacity that often carries us through to the other side." Veteran coordinators are designated contacts that help women veterans when and if they have questions or problems accessing the services and benefits they've earned. The organization seeks to give the nation's women veterans equal access to veterans' services, resolve problems or delays in getting service, and educate veterans about the benefits they have earned. Dr. Glowacki encouraged attendees to forge relationships with VETS personnel in their respective states to help women veterans access the employment resources available through the department.
Via DOL e-newsletter
April 13: Plentiful Resources Exist for Veterans, but Little Coordination
A new study suggests that plenty of resources are available for veterans struggling in their post-miliary transition. However, there is poor coordination among the programs.
Produced by Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families, the report advocates for a “collective impact” approach to solving the problem.
Read More: Star Tribune
March 18: Bureau of Labor Statistics releases VETS Employment Numbers
The Bureau of Labor Statistics, a division of the Department of Labor, released its annual report of employment numbers for veterans. The Report includes breakdowns of employment numbers by state and various other metrics.
"The unemployment rate for veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time
since September 2001—a group referred to as Gulf War-era II veterans—declined by 1.8 percentage
points over the year to 7.2 percent in 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The
jobless rate for all veterans, at 5.3 percent, also declined from a year earlier."
Read More: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL)
Homeless Veterans Webinar 1 Posted - The Department of Labor has released the first of seven webinars on the subject of Promoting Employment for Homeless Veterans.
You can watch the webinar at http://www.nvti.ucdenver.edu/HomelessVeteransWebinars.htm after completing a brief registration form.
NVTI Training Open to SWA/AJC Staff - VETS is allowing some seats in NVTI’s primary training courses to state workforce agency and AJC staff to attend:
Facilitating Veteran Employment (FVE)
Intensive Services (IS)
Employer Outreach (EO)
Leadership for the Integration of Veteran Services (LIVS)
Veterans Benefits Online (VB)
VETS has approved these courses for SWA and AJC staff attendance under the NVTI contract, thus participant travel will be arranged and paid for, as well as participant guest charges (hotel guest room, three meals daily during training, Denver airport shuttle). Of course, no travel is needed for Veterans Benefits Online.
Interested parties should complete the NVTI training application below, obtain any necessary state approval to attend, and email their app to Cheryl Swears or Anthony Martinez. Applications may also be faxed to NVTI at 303-315-2222.
NVTI Training Application PDF format or Word doc
This is an amazing opportunity! Take advantage.
FYI: SWA and AJC are the staff funded through WIA or Wayner-Peysner funds.