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Marine Corps Seeks Online Tool for Vet Employment Program

The U.S. Marine Corps has published a request for information on web-based technology to support a program aimed at helping military veterans and their spouses find civilian employment. That electronic application is intended to connect users to training and career resources and help them post resumes, create profiles and filter …

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Deputy Labor Secretary Seth Harris Leading Dept On Acting Basis

Deputy Labor Secretary Seth Harris has stepped in to lead the Labor Department on an acting basis upon Secretary Hilda Solis’ departure, Fedscoop reports. Harris rejoined the department in May 2009 in his current capacity, three months after being nominated by President Barack Obama. During the Clinton administration, Harris served …

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Obama Announces Aid Initiative to Help Vets Find Work

President Obama announced three new initiatives to help veterans find jobs during a speech from the Rose Garden Monday and asked Congress to pass two provisions in his jobs proposal that would grant businesses tax credits for every unemployed veteran hired. The Returning Heroes Tax Credit would cover 40 percent …

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House Panel Told Defense Cuts Put 880K ‘Main St.’ Jobs At Risk

One million U.S. jobs could be lost if the congressional supercommittee fails to agree on a deficit reduction proposal and automatic defense budget cuts are imposed, according to the Aerospace Industries Association, a major trade group representing many defense contracting firms. The figure comes from an economic impact analysis prepared …

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First Lady Says Companies Commiting to Hiring Military Spouses

The Defense Department reported that on a recent visit to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., first lady Michelle Obama announced a private sector hiring commitment of 25,000 military spouses and veterans as part of the Joining Forces campaign. The first lady indicated that 270 companies represented by the American Logistics Association for doing business in …

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Job Creation Up in September, Unemployment Stuck at 9.1

More workers were hired in September and job gains from previous months were revised higher, but the Labor Department’s latest jobs report says it did not make a dent in the nation’s unemployment rate. Unemployment remains at 9.1 percent, the same rate as July and August according to the Bureau …

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Bernanke Tells Congress: Fed Ready to Do More for Economy

The Federal Reserve System stands ready to take further steps to help aid a fragile U.S. economy, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke told lawmakers Tuesday. Bernanke made the remarks before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, presenting the Fed’s semiannual report on monetary policy. The U.S. economy grew 1.3 percent in …

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Obama Proclaims Week to Support Guard, Reserves

The week of Sept. 18-24 will be marked to honor the National Guard and Reserve, President Barack Obama said Friday. Obama issued a proclamation calling on state and local officials, private organizations and military commanders to hold ceremonies and events in observation of National Employer Support of the Guard and …

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OPM Updating USAJOBS Search Portal

The Office of Personnel Management is transitioning its USAJOBS employment search portal to version 3.0, the agency announced Friday. USAJOBS 3.0 is scheduled to roll out between Oct. 6-12. Search and apply functions will be offline during the transition period. Daily transition activities status updates and general employment information will …

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