Items Tagged with 'veterans'


New rules on veterans and disabilities are in effect

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs recently enacted two new ground-breaking regulations implementing the Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act. Read More

Veterans would get break in community college tuition

LANSING — A constitutional amendment that would give all service members and veterans in-district community college tuition regardless of where they live could be on the ballot in 2014. Read More

County gets stunning report on veterans assistance

Subcommittee calls for increased spending and millage request.

June 28, 2013
At their regular board meeting Thursday, Kent County commissioners received a long-awaited report from a subcommittee that looked into the current status of veterans in the county, along with two vital recommendations on how they could improve the lives of those who have served, are serving or will serve in the future. Read More

Hiring Our Heroes job fair puts out call for veterans and their spouses

January 23, 2013
Veterans and their spouses will have the opportunity to meet with employers from more than 40 companies at the Hiring Our Heroes job fair on Thursday. Read More

Downtown development agency invites public to weigh in on park upgrades

January 18, 2013
The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority will host two sessions this Saturday as a way to gather ideas from the public on how to upgrade two parks in the sector and also honor the city’s war veterans. Read More

Walmart moves veterans to front of jobs line at 117 Michigan stores

January 16, 2013
Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan can count on Walmart for a job. Read More

State veterans need help getting more benefits, advocates say

Mich. ranks low in both funding, use.

November 12, 2012
LANSING — Michigan ranks last among the 50 states on veterans’ funding per capita, according to a federal report. Read More

Free social media training to help returning military veterans

Huntington Bank enabled Paul Doyle’s to stay afloat.

November 10, 2012
More than 250,000 members of the U.S. Armed Forces complete their service each year and re-enter the civilian work force — and statistics show that re-entry isn’t easy. In 2011, the average unemployment rate for veterans age 18 to 24 was almost 30 percent. Read More

Gov. Snyder declares November is Hire a Veteran Month

November 9, 2012
| By AP
LANSING –– Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has declared November is Hire a Veteran Month. Snyder urged Michigan employers Thursday to do more to help returning veterans make the transition from military service to employment. Read More

Talent 2025 trains HR pros to be 'military-ready' employers

November 7, 2012
Military veterans who have sacrificed for America spent their Election Day explaining to West Michigan business leaders why vets need to be hired. Read More