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  • NVTI News Flash: VETS Monthly Employment Overview, June 2015
    Attached, please find the Veterans' Employment & Training Service's (VETS) 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.

    Read the full report

  • $35 Million in job training grants will help more than 16,000 veterans
    overcome homelessness and secure employment

    U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced today the award of more than $35 million in grants to provide an estimated 16,000 veterans with job-driven training for in-demand jobs to help them successfully transition from homelessness to sustainable housing and good civilian jobs.

    “In cities like Salt Lake City, Houston and Phoenix, through partnerships and the aggressive delivery of supportive services, we have shown that veteran homelessness is not a reality we have to accept,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. “The Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program has proven time and again that it can be effective in helping veterans overcome obstacles to employment and sustainable housing, and they deserve nothing less.”

    Read More: DOL News Release

  • DOL Champions Veterans' Employment
    To date, more than half-a-million veterans have been hired through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring our Heroes program. Along with the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, the chamber held its Mission Transition: Creating Employment Opportunities for Post-9/11 Veterans and Military Families event in Washington, D.C., on June 24. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez joined former President Bush and Laura Bush to talk about efforts to create employment opportunities for veterans. The theme of Perez’s remarks was partnerships – between federal agencies, with state and local government, those that are helping increase apprenticeships, and with private-sector employers who are committing to hiring veterans. “This has indeed been an all-hands-on deck enterprise,” Perez said. “It really demonstrates our nation’s commitment – across the board – to making sure we serve our service members.”

    Via: DOL in Action Newsletter

  • Homeless Veteran Webinar 4 Released – Assisting Ex-Offenders
    The Department of Labor has released the fourth webinar in its’ Promoting Employment for Homeless Veterans series. Webinar # 4 focuses on assisting homeless clients who are also ex-offenders address the unique challenges they face. You can watch the webinar at here after completing a brief registration form.

    The webinar is about 30 minutes in length. Anyone may view the presentation. Please share the information with your partners.

  • NVTI NEWS FLASH: A Veteransí Referral Tool Announced
    The Obama Administration is committed to achieving an end to homelessness among our nationís veterans, and connecting veterans experiencing or at-risk of homelessness to needed services and help them to obtain permanent housing. Achieving this goal requires an Ďall-of-communityí response in which Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities, homeless services organizations/Continuums of Care, health care providers, law enforcement, the public workforce investment system, and other community-based organizations work together to identify veterans experiencing or at-risk of homelessness and refer them for assistance that can help them obtain permanent housing. A Veterans' Referral Tool was developed as a guide to help connect Veterans experiencing or at-risk of homelessness to appropriate housing and services. Specifically, this document provides guidance on how to:

    • Identify veterans among others who are experiencing homelessness;
    • Assess whether a veteran is experiencing or at-risk of homelessness;
    • Identify what type of assistance is needed by each veteran experiencing homelessness; and,
    • Refer veterans to appropriate sources for homelessness assistance.

    This Referral Tool is available here.

    Links will also be available on the Department of Laborís Veterans Priority resource page: https://veterans.workforce3one.org . We would like to thank you for helping us get the word out about this new tool. We would also like to thank you again for all the work you do to help people get the jobs and careers that are so critically important to them, their families, and our country.

    If you have any questions please contact:
    Emmanuel Ekwo
    (202) 693-4733


    Amanda Ahlstrand
    Office of Workforce Investment
    Employment and Training Administration

    Emmanuel Ekwo
    Deputy Director, Office of National Programs
    Veterans Employment and Training Service

  • Rudy Moreira is Appointed New Training Manager
    After Terry Hughes' appointment as NVTI's new Executive Director, Rudy Moreira accepted the position of Training Manager. Rudy has been with NVTI for two years as an instructor.

    Previously, Rudy served as the Professional Development and Outreach Coordinator and as a Human Resources Representative at Florida SouthWestern State College. He is also a retired veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard.

    Rudy received his M.Ed. in Adult Education and an MBA from Colorado State University, as well as a B.A. in Business from Keiser University.

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