As of 19 January 2020
As of 19 January 2020
VA releases data on vacancies as required under MISSION Act
What the VA seeks is a steady, intelligent, reliable, adaptable workers who can tolerate its bureaucracy because a greater good is served and can work in it in creative ways. Sound like someone who has just completed full-time military service honorably, and is not in the Reserve Components and subject to likely call-up? It should.
The article below from the VA Office of Public and Intergovernmental Relations suggests good, family-wage employment opportunities, especially if you are willing to travel and relocate, although some of these opportunities now exist in the Greater Lehigh Valley and Eastern Pennsylvania areas. Regardless, is the idea of relocation new to a professional, military servicemember? We do not think so — another advantage over your non-veteran peers we have heard.
With over ten percent of its positions vacant and being an organization which is growing, now might be the time to inquire for employment. And if needed, do not overlook its educational cost offset opportunities. The G.I. Bill is not the only game in town. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
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 »
According to a 4 March 2016 posting by Northampton Community College (NCC), a grant from the United States Department of Transportation has enabled the college to offer free commercial truck driver training to current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their spouses (including current members of the National Guard and Reserves) who reside in Northampton, Monroe, Pike, Wayne, Carbon, or Lackawanna counties. [Editor’s Note: It is unfortunate such a course offering does not exist for Lehigh County residents.] Read the rest of this entry »
David Rubright, who is the Workforce Education Coordinator for the Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI), will speak on the topic of “Veterans, Employment and the Realities of the Business World” at our upcoming LVMAC Council meeting on 17 September. See home page for location and time.
As of 10 September 2014
Anthony Pearson, Founder and President of PPLVets, a “Business Resource Group” (BRG) of PPL Corporation, the local power and light company, spoke to the Council at its 19 June business meeting. He is Persian Gulf War (Gulf War I) Marine who served from 1989 through 1993.
Pearson explained PPL has had ten other minority and special group BRG’s since it began them about 13 to 14 years ago, but it had never had one for veterans until Read the rest of this entry »
Want to start your own business? Tired of working for someone else? Unemployed or underemployed and want to change your life? You’re not alone. Nearly 40% of returning current conflict veterans have expressed a desire to work for themselves.
Can you afford to spare one night a week for ten weeks Read the rest of this entry »