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Employers and Justice Involed Veterans with Disabilities

Nearly one-third of the adult working age population in the United States has a criminal record. While quality employment is the single most important factor in preventing recidivism, employers are often reluctant to hire formerly court-involved applicants, including veterans and those with disabling conditions. Despite EEOC guidance, justice involved veterans with disabilities are often turned away and denied a job ...more »

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Compensated Work Therapy Program through the VA

My husband is a disabled veteran and he has told me about a program that the VA currently has called CWT. The CWT program stands for Compensated Work Therapy. From the VA website this is the mission of the program: "The mission of CWT services is to provide support to Veterans living with mental illness or physical impairment with barriers to employment to secure and maintain community based competitive employment. Veterans ...more »

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Focus On PTSG Not PTSD

"There is also something called post traumatic growth where you come out of a situation like that and you actually feel kinder toward your fellow man and fellow woman."- Sectary of Defense James Mattis Our society has built a stigma around Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; this stigma has made it common for people (to include employers) that someone who is diagnosed with PTSD is permanently damaged. However, in most cases, ...more »

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Employers Are Often Unaware, Representatives Can Explain At A Local Job Fair

It seems to me that Employers are often unaware of the benefits related to hiring military veterans. To help get the word out, I suggest DOL designates representatives in each Region to send to job fairs. Job fairs take place very frequently across the nation. The representative can go from booth to booth, networking and explaining the benefits to companies in a face-to-face fashion. These representatives also need ...more »

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Veterans Outreach and Benefits Coordinator

I believe that employers including my own employer do not involve outreach or hire a vet to signify that they even hire veterans. I am a ware that I am the only veteran on staff my employer only hires employees that are ex-junkies, alcoholics or some sort of substance abuser. I also believe I am being discriminated against as a retired disabled veteran. So much more is needed to help eligible disabled veterans seek employment ...more »

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Veterans with Hearing Disabilities

I am a veteran who suffers from service connected hearing loss. I receive hearing aids and other support from the VA Hospital to help minimize the effects of my disability. My experience at work is that subtle disabilities or those not easily seen are often overlooked by employers causing us to have to regularly remind or ask our employers for consideration in making accommodations. For example, I frequently am required ...more »

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