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  • Coaching Veterans to Manage Money the Right Way
    Achieving financial security is about more than just finding a job — it's also about making good decisions with the money you earn. In partnership with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the department recently launched the Financial Coaching Initiative. U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez and CFPB Director Richard Cordray traveled to the Arlington Employment Center in Virginia on May 20 to promote the two-year pilot program. Approximately 60 certified financial coaches will be available at organizations around the country, including at 35 American Job Centers, to assist economically vulnerable consumers and recently transitioned veterans in creating and realizing their financial goals. "We will better serve those who've served us by providing them with a credentialed financial coach who has an understanding of the veteran community, military families and the challenges they face. These professionals will provide one-on-one free coaching to help them craft a personalized plan for financial success," said Perez.

    Read more: DoL Blog

  • Resources for Veterans
    At a recent Housing Assistance Council forum in Washington, D.C., Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans' Employment and Training Service Keith Kelly discussed federal resources available to veterans in rural settings. He also emphasized the value of the vast American Job Centers network around the country and the resources they offer veterans. Kelly also highlighted the Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program, which helps link unemployed veterans who have experienced homelessness with jobs. Other speakers included Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson, who chairs the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and California Rep. Sam Farr.

    • Learn About American Job Centers Resources
    • Learn About HVRP

  • NVTI News Flash: VETS Releases Employment Overview for April
    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.

    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 at johnson.dennis.r@dol.gov

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  • New NVTI Director Announced – Terry Hughes
    NVTI Training Solutions, home of the National Veterans Training Institute (NVTI) is proud to announce the appointment of Terry Hughes to the position of executive director. Mr. Hughes has been with NVTI for 21 months in the position of training manager. He begins this new position on May 1, 2015. Some of Mr. Hughes qualifications for the position include:

    • Master’s in Adult and Continuing Education; Ph.D. in Extension, Continuing and Adult Education

    • Four years of experience with federal and state grants while at Michigan State University; 21 months of experience while with NVTI

    • Twelve years of experience managing instructors or trainers; eighteen years of experience developing and delivering training and adult education programs

    • 21 months training veteran service providers in the workforce development system; six years assisting Prior Service members of several National Guard units learn about their rights and benefits as veterans

    • Military veteran of U.S. ARMY (Active Duty) 1974-1977, 1983-1986

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