How veterans are faring in the tight labor market

Sep 5, 2019
One out of every 10 businesses in the U.S. is owned by veterans, and most of those are small businesses. But, like the rest of American workers, low unemployment is changing how they are entering the workforce.
Veterans attend the first Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Job Fair for Veterans in Los Angeles, California on September 14, 2016.
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VA expands veteran access to private sector medicine

Jun 6, 2019
The New York Times called it “the biggest shift in the American health care system since the passage of the Affordable Care Act.”
A man walks by the Department of Veterans Affairs, July 27, 2017, in Washington, DC.

How the government shutdown is affecting federal employees who are veterans

Jan 15, 2019
The partial government shutdown left some 800,000 federal employees without a paycheck last week, and a lot of military veterans are among that number. Nearly a third of workers in federal executive branch agencies are veterans, and according to the…

How VA-trained psychiatrists are bringing their skills to civilians with PTSD

Nov 28, 2018
PTSD treatment so far has focused mostly on veterans, but that's changing.
PTSD treatment so far has focused mostly on veterans, but that's changing.
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Can apps help veterans suffering from PTSD?

Nov 12, 2018
Experts, and vets themselves, say yes.
Robert Wake, an Iraq war veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, talks to physical therapist Nicole Bormann before a session in the VA Medical Center August 10, 2009 in St Louis, Missouri. 
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Bill opens the door to expansion of private care for veterans

May 28, 2018
A bill that could expand the way military veterans can access healthcare has gone to President Trump.  The VA Mission Act includes money for a program that allows some veterans to seek care from neighborhood emergency clinics and private doctors.…

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New GI Bill lets veterans use education funds whenever they want

Nov 10, 2017
The "forever" measure includes more soldiers, like reservists.
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For military veterans, finding a job is one thing — staying in it is another

May 29, 2017
US companies have done a good job of hiring vets. But the work needs to be meaningful.
New York national guardsmen prepare to meet potential employers at a job fair in New York City.
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Workers who provide services to veterans and their families just took a pay cut

Apr 28, 2017
Government contract employees are on the losing end of a new federal contract.
About 400 people were affected by pay cuts at the Family Assistance Service Centers.
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