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  • 9/8 Striving for Seamless Transitions for Veterans
    There comes a time for every service member to bid farewell to the military and make the transition to life after service. When that time comes, we must serve them as selflessly as they have served us. And the best way to honor a veteran is to hire one.

    The department’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, known as VETS, helps veterans achieve a successful transition into the civilian workforce through targeted employment and training programs. Since the last year of the recession in 2009, when veterans were unemployed at a rate of 8.1 percent, the veterans’ employment situation continues to improve.

    Read more at Medium.com.

  • 9/6 NVTI News Flash: VETS Monthly Employment Overview – August 2016
    The Veterans' Employment & Training Service's (VETS) has released its 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 August, the veteran unemployment rate is 4.3%, once again maintaining 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. Additionally, the unemployment rate for veterans 18-24 years of age result is 6.5%; a significant decrease from August 2015 result of 9.2%.

    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 Nancy Michelle Chevalier.  

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

  • 9/1 Job Corps Grad Pursues a Life of Service
    As a child, Travis Pettis aspired to be a lot of things when he grew up — a firefighter, police officer, doctor, structural engineer and an artist, just to name a few. Mainly, he knew he wanted his job to be something where he could help other people. Today he’s doing exactly that as a combat medic in the U.S. Army, though his path to what is now his dream job took a few interesting turns along the way.

    Here’s what WIOA means and why it matters.

    Read more at DoL Blog.

  • 8/12 5 Things You Should Know About WIOA
    Last Friday marked the two-year anniversary of President Obama signing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (or WIOA for short). Last month, the departments of Labor and Education − in close collaboration with the Departments of Health and Human Services, Agriculture, and Housing and Urban Development − made publicly available the final rules implementing WIOA. We are excited to continue the conversation around WIOA and we are committed to making sure WIOA works for all job seekers, workers and employers as the departments implement the final rules.

    Here’s what WIOA means and why it matters.

    Read more at DoL Blog.

  • 8/5 NVTI News Flash: VETS Monthly Employment Overview – July 2016
    The Veterans' Employment & Training Service's (VETS) has released its 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 July, the veteran unemployment rate is 4.7%, once again maintaining 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.  Additionally, the unemployment rate for veterans 18-24 years of age maintained last month’s result of 5.7%; a significant decrease from July 2015 result of 9.8%.

    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 Nancy Michelle Chevalier.  

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

  • 7/8 NVTI News Flash: VETS Monthly Employment Overview – June 2016
    The Veterans' Employment & Training Service's (VETS) has released its 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 June, the veteran unemployment rate is 4.2%, once again maintaining 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.  Additionally, the unemployment rate for veterans 18-24 years of age decreased from last month’s result of 6.3% to 5.7%; a significant decrease from June 2015 result of 13.5%.

    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 Nancy Michelle Chevalier.  

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

  • 7/7 Working for a Second Chance
    After being released from jail in 2013, Omar started looking for a chance to change his future. Then at the halfway house where he was staying, he learned about Project Place in Boston, Massachusetts − a program that helps clients find employment, shelter, and hope for the future.

    The U.S. Department of Labor provides Jobs for Veterans State Grants through the Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program for community-based organizations like Project Place to help veterans who may be at risk of becoming homeless and want to find meaningful work.

    Read more at DoL Blog.

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