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  • 2/5: NVTI News Flash: VETS Monthly Employment Overview – January 2016
    The Veterans' Employment & Training Service's (VETS) has released their monthly Veteran Employment Update, which is a review of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly Economic News Release.  The update includes unemployment information by veteran status, gender, and post-9/11 Era service, as well as state-by-state data and growth of industry sectors nationwide.  Also included are graphs showing unemployment trends over the last 24 months.

    Good News for Veterans!
    In January, the veteran unemployment rate returned to a lower level than the overall unemployment rate.  This continues a 24-month trend with a single exception, when veteran unemployment was 0.1% higher than overall unemployment in December 2015.

    A Cautionary Note on Sample Size
    As we state in the document, some of these figures do not meet the Bureau of Labor Statistics' standards for publishing.  This is due to the relatively small sample size of subpopulations of veterans, most notably female veterans and veterans ages 18-24.  As a result of the small sample size, there is volatility in the monthly numbers.  As opposed to generalizing monthly results to the overall population, BLS recommends reviewing employment trends over several months to gain a better understanding of the employment situation for veterans.

    If you have any questions, you may contact Dennis Johnson

    We hope you find this information helpful.
    Read the full report.

  • 1/22: TAP Gives Veterans a Lift
    Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans’ Employment and Training Mike Michaud visited Marine Corps Headquarters Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., on Jan. 15 for the department’s Employment Workshop portion of a Transition Assistance Program class. Made up of service members from the Marine Corps, Army, Navy and Air Force, the class provided useful information about using veterans preference to apply for jobs, writing resumes, interviewing and developing a professional image. Michaud reminded participants of the resources available at Veterans.gov and emphasized the role of the American Job Center for employment assistance.

    Via DoL in Action.

  • 1/19: Highlights from the VETS January newsletter
    As we begin 2016, I am pleased to report that the employment situation for veterans continues to improve. The annual veteran unemployment rate, reported this month for 2015, remained lower than the rate for non-veterans for the fifth consecutive year!

    2015 saw significant improvement in the employment picture for particular groups of veterans, including Post 9/11 veterans who ended the year with an unemployment rate of 5.7%, and female veterans who ended the year with an unemployment rate of 2.9%. We recognize the significance of our ongoing commitment to serving transitioning military members, veterans and their families, and the difference it makes.

    Read the full newsletter: VETS January Newsletter.

  • 1/14: New VETSí Chief Tours Job Center, Homeless Shelter
    Mike Michaud, who took office in December as assistant secretary of labor to head the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, recently hit the road and headed to Florida’s eastern coast. Along with Rep. Corrine Brown, Michaud visited Gateway CareerSource, an American Job Center facility in Jacksonville. After participating in a roundtable discussion with federal, state and local veterans employment stakeholders, he moved on to the Sulzbacher Center, an emergency shelter for homeless individuals and families, including veterans. Michaud’s last stop featured a tour of Jacksonville’s Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program and Florida Department of Military Affairs as well as a meeting with Mayor Lenny Curry. Jacksonville is a past award recipient of the department’s HVRP funding, and has worked with VETS since 2007.

    Via DoL in Action.

  • 1/14: When the Wounded Warrior Comes Home
    How is the disabled veterans issue shaping laws and policymaking? That was one of the key questions explored by legal scholars, teachers and administrators who gathered recently for the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting in New York City. Jennifer Sheehy, deputy assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy, was among the event’s presenters. She spoke about several relevant department policy initiatives, including the 2014 updates to the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act. “One of the most — if not the most — important ways we as a nation can express appreciation for our veterans is to make sure they can put their hard-earned skills and real-world experience to work once they enter civilian life,” said Sheehy.

    Via DoL in Action.

  • 1/8: NVTI News Flash: VETS Monthly Employment Overview – December 2015
    The Veterans' Employment & Training Service (VETS) has released the monthly Veteran Employment Update, which is a review of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly Economic News Release.  The update includes unemployment information by veteran status, gender, and post-9/11 Era service, as well as state-by-state data and growth of industry sectors nationwide.  Also included are graphs showing unemployment trends over the last 24 months.

    A Cautionary Note on Sample Size
    As we state in the document, some of these figures do not meet the Bureau of Labor Statistics' standards for publishing.  This is due to the relatively small sample size of subpopulations of veterans, most notably female veterans and veterans ages 18-24.  As a result of the small sample size, there is volatility in the monthly numbers.  As opposed to generalizing monthly results to the overall population, BLS recommends reviewing employment trends over several months to gain a better understanding of the employment situation for veterans.

    If you have any questions, you may contact Dennis Johnson

    We hope you find this information helpful.
    Read the full report.

  • Ending Veteran Homelessness
    As 2015 draws to a close, we at NVTI are reflecting on the significant progress made this year in ending homelessness among the Veteran population. As we continue to work towards our mission of ending Veteran homelessness, we would like to share some news from the past week alone about movement being made to this end.

    Secretary Perez presided over his last meeting of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness on Dec. 17. During the year and half the secretary chaired the USICH Council, it has made significant progress toward ending veterans homelessness in many communities, improving point-in-time survey numbers and achieving other goals outlined in the Opening Doors report. Next year, the department will continue this important work as it implements the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and promotes strategies for interagency collaboration to connect homeless individuals to the workforce system.

    Via: DoL in Action

    Program reduces number of homeless veterans in Pennsylvania

    Community breaks ground for veterans housing in East Vincent

    All homeless veterans have found housing in Montgomery Co.

    Philadelphia Latest Major U.S. City to Functionally End Veteran Homelessness

    Happy Holidays to everyone from the team here at NVTI!

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