Military Veterans in Manufacturing
Employment in food services and drinking places continued to trend up in August (+34,000). Over the year, the industry has added 312,000 jobs.
Non-farm payroll employment increased by 151,000 in August, and the unemployment rate remained at 4.9%. Veteran overall unemployment fell from 4.7% to 4.3%.
Veterans Employment Status Report Outlines Good and NOT so Great News for U.S. Military Veterans
State Rep. Diana DiZoglio, D-Methuen, has secured money in the House of Representatives budget for the coming year that would help a local career center continue its work helping disabled veterans find jobs.
A roomful of veterans and their supporters asked a legislative committee Friday to approve a “bridge loan” of up to $10 million to help pay for construction of a new veterans’ home in Butte until the federal government comes up with its share of the money.
In the 1990s American veterans were more likely to be in the labour force than non-veterans. By 2013, things had really changed.
Resident veterans and staff at the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home teamed together over the last few months to help those who once served beside them.
For Allena Flood, experiencing homelessness was both a blessing and a curse. Flood, who served in the Navy as an information systems technician from 2000 to 2008, had fled domestic violence along with her three children.
Shan Spencer moved to Helena three years ago, and each year since he’s talked to between 50 and 100 veterans who are homeless or without a permanent residence and tried to find work for them.