Archive of: Military

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WorkSource website connects veterans and employers

The state Employment Security Department has added new features to the WorkSource website that will make it easier for employers and veterans to find each other.The changes are part of an effort to implement a 2011 state law that granted legal protection to private-sector employers who want to give military veterans a preference in their hiring decisions. Now, job-seeking veterans and eligible spouses who post their résumés on go2worksource.com can check a box that makes their military status visible to employers who want to hire veterans. When employers search the site for job candidates, they can search for veterans’ résumés.

June 2012

Spokane business honored with Hire-A-Vet Award

The state Employment Security Commissioner and the Washington Department of Veteran Affairs have recognized Haskins Steel with a Hire-A-Vet Award.

June 2012

eMagin receives subcontract for night vision goggle

eMagin Corp.has received a subcontract from ITT Exelis Corp. for initial production volumes of the display beam combiner assembly for the Spiral Enhanced Night Vision Goggle for the U.S. Army, which includes eMagin’s OLED-XL full color microdisplays. The total contract award is valued at about $49.5 million.

June 2012

Two VA employees arrested for fraud scheme

Two Veterans Affairs employees were arrested at their workplace today following an investigation of more than $100,000 in fraudulent claims in a program designed to reimburse veterans for travel to their medical appointments, according to U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.

June 2012
Military contracting seminar draws large crowd

Military contracting seminar draws large crowd

Hundreds of business professionals gathered this morning at Clover Park Technical College for the South Sound Military & Communities Partnership event, "Doing Business with Joint Base Lewis-McChord."

June 2012

Vet Corps receives grant to serve veterans on campuses

The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs has been awarded $650,000 from the Corporation for National and Community Service to continue the Vet Corps program.

June 2012

Goodwill, Walmart Foundation team up to help veterans find jobs

Tacoma Goodwill is one of three Goodwill agencies in the country selected to participate in a pilot program to help military veterans find employment.

May 2012

Madigan nationally recognized for environmental program

Madigan Healthcare System is the first government facility to be named a member of the Environmental Leadership Circle by Practice Greenhealth, the national membership organization for health care facilities committed to environmentally responsible operations.

May 2012

New process for wounded warriors applying for disability benefits

The Social Security Administration and the Department of Defense are working to improve access to disability benefits for the nation's wounded warriors, service members, veterans and their dependents. 

May 2012

SHRM launches free military-veteran hiring toolkit

A free military-veteran hiring toolkit designed to guide civilian employers in recruiting veterans is now available from the Society for Human Resource Management. The 32-page toolkit details 10-steps to follow to effectively source, recruit and retain military veterans in the civilian workplace.

April 2012
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