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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Employment Situation of Veterans: 2013

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/vet.pdf

Unemployment rate for veterans who served since 2001 was 9% in 2013, while the jobless rate for all veterans was 6.6%.  Also provides data on employment status for veterans by age, sex, race, and education attainment.  Also provides state level data.  From the  Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Services and Support Programs for Military Service Members and Veterans at Postsecondary Institutions, 2012-13: First Look

Categories: Defense/Military,Education-Higher,Statistics,Veterans

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2014/2014017.pdf

Covers prevalence and characteristics of programs of support for military service members and veterans at colleges and universities.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Medal of Honor Recipients: 1979-2013

Categories: Defense/Military,Veterans

http://www.senate.gov/CRSReports/crs-publish.cfm?pid=%270E%2C*PL[%3A%22%40%20%20%0A

Includes descriptions of the acts of valor for which the medals were awarded.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the U.S. Senate

 

Profile of Veteran Business Owners: More Young Veterans Appear to be Starting Businesses

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics,Veterans

http://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/Issue%20Brief%201,%20Veteran%20Business%20Owners.pdf

Provides information about young veterans who are starting businesses, demographic characteristics of these veterans, the type of businesses they are starting, and more.  From the Small Business Administration

 

Choosing a College: Eight Questions to Ask

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Veterans

http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0395-choosing-college

Pamphlet aimed at veterans who are considering using their GI benefits to attend college, with warnings about overtures from for-profit institutions.  From the Federal Trade Commission

 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 2011 Human Resources Conferences: A Culture of Mismanagement and Reckless Spending

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt/Business Scandals,Veterans

http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/VA-Conferences-Majority-Staff-Report-10-30-2013-OGR-Committee.pdf

Another report on questionable spending on conferences by a government agency.  From the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

 

Veterans Field Guide to Government Shutdown

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Veterans

http://www.va.gov/opa/docs/Field_Guide_20130927.pdf

Covers services impacted and not impacted by the lapse in appropriations.  From the Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Commemorating Military Service and Sacrifice in Virginia: An Analysis of Veteran Memorial Needs

Categories: Births/Deaths,Defense/Military,Veterans,Virginia Issues

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/cemetery_analysis_1.pdf

Evaluates the interment needs of Virginia’s veterans and assesses progress made in veterans’ cemeteries since a 2007 report, Meeting the Memorial Needs of Virginia Veterans.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

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