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Best Colleges for Vets - 2017

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The list is broken down into three different types of schools - 4-year traditional colleges, 2-year traditional colleges, and online or nontraditional schools.

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Take Advantage of Georgia Tech's Veteran's Education Training and Transition Program

Georgia Tech's new Veteran's Education Training and Transition Program offers active duty service members and veterans four weeks of no-cost training that translates military values into successful civilian careers.

One of the first programs of its kind, the program offers customized content provided by employers, along with three weeks of hands-on experience in corporate-sponsored internships.
 
For more information about the program, visit the program page.

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Veterans Get Special Treatment at Career Centers!

Did you know that any company that has a Federal contract worth $100,000 or more have agreed to programs and hiring practices that not only encourage veterans to apply for jobs, they actually give vets an advantage in the hiring process?

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VA Inspector General Releases Interim Report

The US Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General has released an interm report on its findings within the Phoenix VA system, and it's not good news.

The full report is available here, but it shows a very serious and potentially criminal behavior at the Phoenix VA.

Some of the most disturbing information:

  • There were about 1,400 veterans that did not have a primary care appointment but were on the Phoenix Health Care Systems electronic wait list.
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How the Affordable Care Act will Affect Vets

The Veterans Affairs Department has launched a new website that shows how veterans will be affected by the Affordable Care Act.

The VA ACA website gives an overview of how the ACA will impact veterans and their families.

Here's the condensed version:

  • Vets enrolled in VA health coverage meet the new law's requirements. No other action is necessary.
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Veteran Unemployment for April Good News. Too Good, Actually.

The unemployment rate for Post-9/11 veterans fell dramatically in April, from 9.2% in March to 7.5%. The unemployment rate for all veterans also fell from 7.1% to 6.2%.

Although these drops are great news, they may be statistically invalid. The change in Post-9/11 unemployment shows huge gender differences (women dropped from 11.8% in March to 7.2%, while men went from 9.2% unemployment to 7.6%) that may reflect a small sample size of Post-9/11 veteran women, which would skew the sample results.

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