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SundayNovember 19, 2017

Training and Employer Partnerships To Receive Grant Boost

U.S. Department of LaborObama administration announces $474.5 million in grants to expand demand-driven skills training and streng then employer partnerships

Grants are third installment of nearly $2 billion community college initiative

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today announced $474.5 million in grants to community colleges and universities around the country for the development and expansion of innovative training programs in partnership with local employers. The grants are part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program, a multiyear, nearly $2 billion initiative to expand targeted training programs for unemployed workers, especially those impacted by foreign trade.

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DHS Launches Veterans Cyber Hiring Pilot

Department of Homeland SecurityThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has the lead for the federal government for securing civilian government computer systems, and works with industry and state, local, tribal and territorial governments to secure critical infrastructure and information systems.  Below is the DHS Cyber Factsheet which provides an overview of DHS’ mission in protecting the nation’s cyber space and our commitment to veterans.  

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Dept. of Labor Grants $5 Mil to Homeless Vets

U.S. Department of LaborDepartment of Labor awards more than $5 million in job training grants to help 1,900 homeless women veterans, veterans with families

 

WASHINGTON – The Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service today announced the award of 22 grants, totaling more than $5 million, to provide about 1,900 homeless female veterans and veterans with families with job training to help them succeed in civilian careers.  The grants are being awarded under the department’s Homeless Female Veterans and Veterans with Families Program.

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VA-Guaranteed Loans Continue to Lead Mortgage Industry

Department of Veterans AffairsData supports the fact that Veterans using the VA-guaranteed home loan program have the lowest foreclosure rate, just one more example that Veterans have the qualities employers are seeking.

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Dept. of Labor Aids 121 Vet Organizations

U.S. Department of LaborMore than 14,000 veterans to be helped by almost $29 million in grants awarded to 121 organizations by the US Department of Labor

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service today announced the award of 121 grants, totaling almost $29 million, to provide more than 14,000 veterans across the nation with job training, job placement, housing and other services.  The grants were awarded through the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program.

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