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Welcome to VetBuds!

28 Sep 2011 in Admin

VetBuds is a non-profit group where the members share a common bond of military service and the desire to provide assistance to veterans directly within the scope of our personal resources, and indirectly by our combined business, social and personal knowledge and connections.

Mission:  VetBuds is a group of military veterans whose purpose is to provide assistance to other veterans.
Vision:  Veterans Supporting Veterans

 

Please refer your veteran friends to us and ask them to join the “VetBuds” LinkedIn group.   Please join us in appreciation and service to our nation’s veterans.  For information contact us at Info@VetBuds.US

Welcome the newest VetBuds groups…Lawrenceville/Gwinnett, GA and Merritt Island, FL!  Both recently started operations.

Click on the “Groups” tab to see the meeting times and locations for all the VetBuds groups.

DOL Releases New Webinar in “Promoting Employment for Homeless Veterans”

New webinar recording available from DOL, NVTI series 

The Department of Labor (DOL) and National Veterans Training Institute (NVTI) have developed a series of webinars supporting employment for homeless veterans. This webinar series is supported by the NCHV TA Center.

Designed as an education tool for American Job Center Staff, the webinars are a great free resource for service providers. In addition to providing training on employment tools and interventions for new staff members and partner agencies, the webinars can provide a foundation to strengthen your relationship with local AJC staff.

There are now five webinars available through this series –  Promoting Employment for Homeless VeteransOvercoming Barriers to Employment, Building Partnerships with Service Providers, Assisting Ex-Offenders, and the newest addition – Employer Engagement. The webinars are prerecorded and are available at http://www.nvti.ucdenver.edu/HomelessVeteransWebinars.htm. Find your local AJC here: http://jobcenter.usa.gov/.

>>>> EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY <<<<

The National Park Service has immediate positions for Laborers.  The pay is $15.00 hr. and the positions are temporary from now until October.  The veteran must be able to be hired under VRA (Veterans Recruitment Appointment), MUST have valid driver’s license no DUI’s or tickets and MUST be able to pass security/fingerprint check.  These positions are yearly from May-October.  The location is Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, 1978 Island Ford Parkway, Sandy Springs, GA 30350.

If you have a veteran who qualifies and is eligible, please have them forward their resumes to Richard_lutz@nps.gov

Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA)

Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA) is an excepted authority that allows agencies, to appoint eligible veterans without competition. If you:

  • are in receipt of a campaign badge for service during a war or in a campaign or expedition; OR
  • are a disabled veteran, OR
  • are in receipt of an Armed forces Service Medal for participation in a military operation, OR
  • are a recently separated veteran (within the last 3 years), AND

If you were separated under honorable conditions (this means an honorable or general discharge), you are VRA eligible.