November 10, 2016
From time to time, an article on honoring our veterans appears during the Veterans Day period which is noteworthy by its difference. When one wishes to honor our veterans, demonstrating the capacity for caring through deeds far exceeds those expressed in words and ceremony. The quieter way has more meaning. As this article relates, the desire to assist our military veterans in their transition back (and often forth) into civilian life benefits all. Sincerely written, this article by the Chris Nassetta, President and CEO of the Hilton Worldwide, provides useful pointers to both veterans and those wishing to help them.
Click on What We’ve Learned from Hiring 10,000 Veterans at Hilton | Chris Nassetta | Pulse | LinkedIn
As of 10 November 2016
September 25, 2016
A Unique Education to Employment Fair to Occur
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Academics for Veterans (A’s for Vets) had approached and the CareerLink Lehigh Valley has agreed to a joint event, an Education and Employment Fair, at the CareerLink on Union Boulevard, Allentown. It will occur on 10 November 2016 between the hours of 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. It is but another unique offering from A’s for Vets — something for which it is becoming known. This event is open to any veteran seeking education and/or employment. It is not open to the general public. Read the rest of this entry »
September 20, 2016
Women Veterans Program partners with Dress for Success
A little short on the notice, the information below being released yesterday, but women veterans in our area ought be aware that Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center has a women’s program. This is one of its latest offerings:
What: The Women Veterans Program at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center is inviting all Women Veterans to a presentation by Linda Armstrong of Dress for Success. Dress for Success is an organization aimed at enhancing the professional development of women. The program offers a variety of resources, including no cost professional attire and skills based development activities, necessary to build and enhance a successful career.
VA Eligibility and Human Resource Staff will also be available to answer your questions regarding enrollment for VA Services and VA employment.
For more information, contact Pat Conroy, Women Veterans Program Manager, at 824- 3521 ext. 7517 or Patricia.Conroy2@va.gov.
Attendees are asked to RSVP to Pat Conroy by close of business Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Read the rest of this entry »
September 2, 2016
In an effort to increase Veteran recruitment, Wilkes-Barre will be providing a weekly informational email related to positions advertised at the medical center the previous week. Please distribute/share as is appropriate for your office. The Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center is currently recruiting for the following positions: Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist – GS-1601-11/11, Job Opportunity Bulletin […]
via Current Positions For Recruitment at the WBVAMC — “Healthcare in Our Community” News and Education
As of 2 September 2016
August 12, 2016
Editors Note: We thought we would bring this ongoing survey to your attention for the purpose of encouraging your participation. Over time and among its other efforts, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) has produced useful studies which have provided fresh insights to the issues of the current war generation of veterans and has undoubtedly influenced both public agency and private corporate policies consequently. Read the rest of this entry »
August 12, 2016
In talking about veterans preference points of state and local civil service positions, here’s a little nugget of information below on a special state agency job fair where many of the state’s agencies are gathering together and which is not too far from us. Perhaps CareerLink Lehigh Valley will have one in the future, though individual state agencies do appear there from time to time. Read the rest of this entry »
August 12, 2016
The Commownwealth’s Veterans Preference statute might not be the greatest thing since sliced butter and we have heard that there have been problems of fairness in hiring veterans in by state government. It is what drove a state law which now requires a veteran to be appointed to the state’s Civil Service Commission. However, that does not mean you should be ignorant of the benefit when applying. It has helped many. Read the rest of this entry »