Warrior Gateway Supporting Student Veterans of America at National Conference

Members of the Warrior Gateway team will be attending “The 4th Annual National Conference presented by Student Veterans of America,” December 8-10, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV.  This will be a great opportunity to connect with student veterans, their families, and the organizations and institutions assisting them.  To see the event schedule, register, and learn more information, click here.

Opening remarks and guest speakers include: Eric Shinseki, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Col. David Sutherland, Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Kevin Schmiegel, Vice President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  The conference theme is “Combating Veteran Unemployment,” which is a predominant issue right now for veterans nationwide.  One of the conference highlights will be the career fair on Friday, which will involve Student Veterans of America partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and RecruitMilitary to bring employers from across many different sectors together that want to hire veterans.  Top tier employers will be in attendance, such as veteran friendly employers Booz Allen Hamilton and General Electric.  Attendees are encouraged to bring multiple copies of their resume and employers are asked to bring national and local job opportunities.

We will provide a live feed from the event through social media, so stay in touch!  If you are attending, or know someone who is, please connect with us. We are excited to network with as many student veterans, military families, and other organizations as we can.

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Are You Eligible for Up to $2,582 a Month?

Thousands of veterans and surviving spouses are eligible to receive a significant monthly income from the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance pension program. But few are aware that these benefits exist. 

For those in South Carolina, a free veteran’s benefit seminar will be held at the Westminster retirement community at 11 East Augusta Place in Greenville this Sunday, August 21 from 2 to 4 p.m.  To learn more about the seminar, call (864) 370-9030.

The Aid and Attendance Program assists surviving spouses and wartime veterans who have served at least 90 days during a war and who meet other requirements with up to $2,582 per month.

Looking for assistance with VA benefit programs in your community? Visit here.

Looking for other services in South Carolina?  The Warrior Gateway can connect you with organizations in your area. Do you know of helpful organizations in your local community? Share them with others on our online directory.

To view the original article, Free seminar in Greenville to shed light on veteran’s benefits, click here.

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OEF/OIF Vets Returning to Pennsylvania: Upcoming Conference Seeks to Help Address Your Needs

On Wednesday, August 18, the Pennsylvania Disabled Veterans Rehabilitation/ Vocational Retraining Project will be presenting the fifth Community Response Symposium. This conference focuses on the needs of service men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

The forum will be held at Hiram G. Andrews Center on Goucher Street in Upper Yoder Township. 

Pennsylvania Disabled Veterans Rehabilitation/ Vocational Retraining is an outgrowth of the Veteran Community Initiative that provides career counseling and job assistance for the military community including families.

Are you looking for services in the Pennsylvania area?  The Warrior Gateway can help.  Know of excellent programs that serve veterans, service members and/or their families and loved ones? Share them with the rest of the military community by clicking here.

To view the original article, Conference to address needs of returning troops by Ted Potts, click here.

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Webcast from “Business Steps Up” event

If you haven’t heard, Devin presented on the Warrior Gateway Project last week at the “Business Steps Up: Hiring Our Heroes” event hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki also presented at the event.

If you weren’t able to attend but would like to view the presentation, the Chamber of Commerce has a webcast of the event up on their website. You can view it here.

Reminder: US Chamber of Commerce event, “Business Steps Up”

In case you haven’t heard, the US Chamber of Commerce is holding a huge event this Thursday which will explore solutions to help incorporate veterans into the workplace. The event, titled “Business Steps Up: Hiring Our Heroes,” will feature Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. The Warrior Gateway Project was lucky enough to be asked by the Chamber of Commerce to share the stage with these illustrious figures; we will be presenting for about 30 minutes on how the Warrior Gateway will provide veterans with the opportunity to find the best jobs for them based on their military skills and experience, and will provide employers with a tool that will enable them to easily access the best job talent within the veteran community.

The event should be highly informative, and will be a great opportunity to learn about the Warrior Gateway, as well as see two Department Secretaries speak. We highly encourage you to come. You can register for the event here.