Helping Employers Connect To Job Seeking Service Members, Veterans And Their Families


 

By Jueseppi B.

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First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden joined the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell on Wednesday at a comprehensive Veterans Jobs Summit and Career Forum.

 

The First Lady and Dr. Biden‘s message was clear: our commitment to our service members and their families does not end when their service does, which is why they launched Joining Forces three years ago this month.

 

Since then, companies who have made commitments to Joining Forces have hired over half a million (540,000) veterans and military spouses. Commitments from America’s biggest firms like UPS, who announced a doubling of their commitment to 50,000 new hires and Xerox who will has committed to hire 10,000 veterans and spouses over the next five years.

 

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In June 2011, Dr. Biden launched the Military Spouse Employment Partnership with close to 60 companies. Today, Dr. Biden announced there are 228 partner employers with more than 1.8 million jobs posted on the MSEP Career Portal with more than 60,000 military spouse hires.

 

To help even more veterans and military spouses make the transition to civilian employment, Wednesday’s brought together the U.S. Chamber’s Hiring Our Heroes, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the Department of Defense, the U.S. Army’s Army Career and Alumni Program, Soldier for Life, and Installation Management Command, and local government agencies and chambers of commerce for a free employment summit and career forum on base. Interactive forums and panel discussions focused specifically on transitioning service members and providing them the resources they need to manage their transition – especially finding a job.

 

In fact, every branch of our military has adopted a new approach: every member of our armed forces will start preparing for their transition months before they leave – they’ll be drafting resumes, attending job fairs and summits like this one, applying for college if they want, and mapping out their next steps well before they hang up their uniform.

 

At the Summit, the First Lady unveiled the Administration’s Online Veterans Employment Center. This new online platform supports transitioning service members, veterans, and their spouses looking for new career opportunities. In 2011 the President called for a career-ready military, and led the first major transformation of the military transition process. He called on all of the federal government to work together to redesign the way we provide transition assistance and create clear pathways connecting our Veterans to meaningful careers.

 

The new Employment Center helps simplify the job search process by providing a single website which brings together the most important online career tools within government. This tool is a result of collaboration between the Department of Defense, Department of Labor, Office of Personnel Management, Small Business Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

 

Job seekers can use the “military skills translator” to match military career tracks with civilian occupations and critical skills, create and upload a resume online, and find public and private job openings in a single search. Employers are provided with a direct feed of resumes from Veteran applicants, can view reverse skills translation (military to civilian skills) for applicants, and can make public their own Veterans hiring goals.

 

Veterans will have access to:

  • Quick public resume posting with an instant connection to thousands of public and private employers
  • Target job searches based on specific, high-demand career paths
  • Single search for both public and private sector positions
  • Military skills translator and resume generator
  • Social media integration with bookmarking capability for saving job postings

 

Employers will have access to:

  • Targeted feed of qualified resumes from Veteran applicants
  • Reverse skills translation (military to civilian skills) for applicants
  • Showcase their Veterans hiring goals and make public their progress towards those goals
  • Connection to resources designed to help recruit and retain talented, Veteran employees

 

The Veterans Employment Center can be found at:https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/jobs.

 

Remarks by the First Lady at Joining Forces Veterans Jobs Summit and Career Forum

 

Remarks by the First Lady and Dr. Jill Biden at Joining Forces Meet-and-Greet with Military Families

 

Remarks by Dr. Jill Biden at Joining Forces Veterans Jobs Summit and Career Forum

 

 

Boston Red Sox Home Base Program Teams Up with Joining Forces

 

Published on Apr 24, 2014

Red Sox Home Base Program teams up with Joining Forces in a new PSA to support our military families. Learn more athttp://www.JoiningForces.gov

 

 

 

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The War On Women Part III: “Blunt” Force Drama/Trauma


By Jueseppi B.

Now comes a bill by TeaTardedRepubliCANT Sen. Roy Blunt, of the great  State of Missouri, even more stupid than the man himself. I wonder when or if the GOPretenders will ever get to that Jobs Bill that POTUS Obama sent to the Houses of Congress, back so many months ago? I understand the RepubliCANTS are busy right now trying to keep their hands up the uterus of Americans Women, but don’t you think it’s time our elected politicians on the Reich side of the aisle get back to why they were elected?

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) and his new amendment to the Affordable Care Act which would allow any employer or insurance company to “exclude any health service, no matter how essential, from coverage if they morally object to it.”

A simple overview of the Blunt Drama/Trauma bill:

Under the measure, an insurer or an employer would be able to claim a moral or religious objection to covering HIV/AIDS screenings, Type 2 Diabetes treatments, cancer tests or anything else they deem inappropriate or the result of an “unhealthy” or “immoral” lifestyle. Similarly, a health plan could refuse to cover mental health care on the grounds that the plan believes that psychiatric problems should be treated with prayer.

Individuals can also opt out of any of that coverage they find morally objectionable. The National Women’s Law Center explains how dangerously limited this could be to everyone’s health insurance: “Blunt’s language is vague enough that ‘insurers may be able to sell plans that do not cover services required by the new health care law to an entire market because one individual objects, so all consumers in a market lose their right to coverage of the full range of critical health services.’”

Apparently Blunt figures he can’t be called out for specifically for trying to limit women’s health care options if he attacks everybody. So if you’re one of those people who lost at genetic Russian Roulette and end up susceptible to Type 2 diabetes, or if you’re on of the 10 to 15 percent of lung cancer victims who isn’t a smoker, or are among the 50 percent of victims who is a former smoker, you’re shit out of luck. Sexually active? You won’t even be able to be screened for HIV/AIDS (really smart disease control, there).

Is this insane and extreme? Of course. Would it be a public health disaster? Absolutely. Do TeaTardedRepubliCANTS care? Absolutely not.

Senate Democrats have raised concerns that the “religious freedom” argument is actually part of a broader attempt by social conservatives to restrict access to birth control.

“Mr. President, if this amendment passes, it would ban contraception coverage for any woman in America whose boss has a personal objection to it,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on the Senate Floor Wednesday. “This measure would force women to surrender control of their own health decisions to their bosses. That concept, it is not merely quaint or old-fashioned. It is dangerous and it is wrong.”

2001 court case against Walmart provides a practical example of the potential consequences millions of people would face if the government allows employers to pick and choose which preventative health services they cover. Lisa Smith Mauldin, a 22-year-old customer services manager and divorced mother of two earning $12 per hour, sued Wal-Mart for sexual discrimination because it excluded contraceptives from its prescription drug plan. She said the $30 per month cost of birth control pills was a significant financial burden for her.

In September 2002, the case turned into a class action suit on behalf of all female employees at Walmart, who demanded that the company’s health plan cover prescription contraceptives. The case was dismissed in December 2006, when Walmart decided to begin covering their employees’ birth control.

Walmart is not the only major company that has run into legal troubles for excluding contraception coverage from its health plan. Dow Jones & Co., Bartell Drug Co., United Parcel Services (UPS) and Daimler Chrysler have all been sued in similar cases.

These major companies are now required under Title XII to cover contraception for their employees to the same extent that they cover the costs of other types of drugs. But if the Blunt amendment passes, they will be able to ignore the cost-sharing requirement of the Affordable Care Act that asks them to cover birth control at no cost for their employees, leaving women with a burdensome co-pay. They will also be able to freely deny their employees other kinds of health coverage by citing a moral objection.

WE CAN NOT ALLOW THIS BILL TO BECOME A LAW.

18.6% of Americans struggle DAILY to afford food. Yet, instead of passing legislation on the floor of both Houses of Congress, THAT WILL PROVIDE JOBS, AND LOWER UNEMPLOYMENT, our stupid elected officials are arguing over women’s contraceptive coverage within private insurance companies. The average Wall Street bonus last year was $186,000.00. Thats A BONUS OF ONE HUNDRED & EIGHTY SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS……A BONUS, NOT A SALARY!!

 

Solution….Fight back, and here’s how. Join the United Against The War On Women Movement.

 

 

Join this movement, join the national organization and from there join the local movement for your state. This is the only way to show these TeaTardedRepubliCANTS who “We The People” are.

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