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Veterans employment expo comes to COS

Veterans employment expo comes to COS

The Department of Labor and Employment is joining forces with several government agencies this month, including community organizations and nonprofits to produce a Military and Veterans Employment Expo. All veterans, particularly those soon to be discharged and those recently separated are encouraged to attend. The Military and Veterans Employment Expo is structured to be several days… Continue Reading Veterans employment expo comes to COS

SBA heralds Veterans Small Business Week

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From Monday to Nov. 11, the  U.S. Small Business Administration hosts Veterans Small Business Week, an initiative to reach out to veteran entrepreneurs and small business owners. Veterans Small Business Week is part of SBA’s work to ensure the nation’s veterans have the tools and capital they need to start or grow a business. “Our nation… Continue Reading SBA heralds Veterans Small Business Week

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Task force meets to ease transition for veterans

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The first workshop to help veterans gain access to services, licenses and credentials to ease their transition from military to civilian employment was held earlier this month. The task force is charged with making Colorado the most military friendly state in the nation. “In the service of our country, these men and women have developed… Continue Reading Task force meets to ease transition for veterans

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U.S. Bank named military friendly by G.I. Jobs

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This Veterans Day, U.S. Bank said it has hired 2,300 veterans nationwide, surpassing its military hiring goal for 2012. “U.S. Bank is firmly committed to employing and supporting veterans, active-duty service members and their families,” said Richard Davis, chairman, president and CEO of U.S. Bancorp, parent company of U.S. Bank. “Veterans bring valuable leadership skills… Continue Reading U.S. Bank named military friendly by G.I. Jobs

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Thousands of U.S. troops decide to stay in Colorado Springs when they leave the military, and the franchise industry sees that as a big opportunity. Continue Reading Franchising a natural fit for Springs’ military veterans

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Attorneys offer pro-bono clinic for vets

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Volunteer attorneys from the Pikes Peak Pro Bono Project will offer a legal clinic for veterans who are representing themselves in court. There is no obligation to the people seeking information, and they may remain anonymous. Attorneys always are anonymous to avoid the appearance of solicitation. Individuals can receive legal assistance in domestic, bankruptcy, eviction,… Continue Reading Attorneys offer pro-bono clinic for vets

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The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee has unveiled a defense bill for the next budget year that includes a slight increase in health care fees for working-age military retirees. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon released the bill on Monday. The full committee will consider the legislation on Wednesday and could make changes. The bill… Continue Reading Defense bill ups health care fees, vets to oppose

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Plan would give vets help starting businesses

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A new proposal from a veterans’ advocacy group aims to combat unemployment, stimulate the economy and help veterans start their own small business, but navigating it through the turbulent waters of Congress may prove tricky. The idea comes from the Patriot Enterprise Project, a nonprofit based at Fort Meade in Maryland that develops and promotes… Continue Reading Plan would give vets help starting businesses

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Construction begins for Colo. veterans park

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A new veterans’ park under construction in Fort Collins honors servicemen from northern Colorado. The Northern Colorado Veterans Plaza breaks ground Monday. Officials say the park will be complete in late July. It is scheduled to include an amphitheater with seating for 500 and a garden with interactive walls commemorating veterans from the area. Trees… Continue Reading Construction begins for Colo. veterans park

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As bad as the job market is for unemployed professionals in El Paso County, the situation is even worse for military veterans looking to enter the workforce. El Paso County is home to nearly 80,000 veterans, and last year 15,277 of them, or 19 percent, registered with the Pikes Peak Workforce Center for help finding… Continue Reading Veterans lining up to battle for jobs after military life

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