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FridayNovember 24, 2017

KISS, Mötley Crüe Donate to Hiring Our Heroes

U.S. Chamber of CommerceMembers of Both Bands Present Check to Help Veterans and Military Spouses Find Meaningful Employment

BRISTOW, VA —The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced that rock bands KISS and Mötley Crüe are donating $250,000 to the National Chamber Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program. The band members from KISS and Mötley Crüe presented a check to Hiring Our Heroes at the kickoff of THE TOUR of 2012 in Bristow, VA.

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GA, IL, NC, TX Receive $3 Mil Grants

U.S. Department of LaborWASHINGTON – The states of Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina and Texas will receive grants totaling $3 million to develop strategies aimed at helping returning Army veterans find employment more quickly through the public workforce system, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis announced today. This funding represents an initiative of the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Army under the Unemployment Compensation for Ex-service Members program.

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Labor Dept Awards 90 More Grants for Training Homeless Vets

U.S. Department of LaborUS Labor Department announces more than $20 million in grants to provide job training for more than 11,000 homeless veterans

WASHINGTON–The U.S. Department of Labor today awarded 90 grants totaling more than $20 million to fund job training and support services that will help more than 11,000 veterans succeed in civilian careers. The grants are being awarded through the department’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program.

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Check The Box For Homeless Veterans Act of 2011

Senator Testifies at Veteran Affairs Committee Hearing on Bill to Allow Taxpayers to Make a Donation on Their IRS Returns to Help Homeless Veterans

Homeless VeteransWashington, D.C. – Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today testified before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on the Check the Box for Homeless Veterans Act of 2011, legislation that offers taxpayers the opportunity to help keep those who have served our country off the streets by making a voluntary donation on their annual federal income tax return to support programs that prevent and combat veteran homelessness.  

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Employers VOW to Hire Heroes

President Barack Obama signs the Veterans Opportunity to Work to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 (VOW to Hire Heroes Act), that will provide tax credits to help put veterans back to work. First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden attend the ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium, Nov. 21, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)In an effort to reduce Veteran unemployment, the President signed into law the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 last November.  Included in this new law are the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), Special Employer Incentive (SEI), and Veteran Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP).

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