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EARNWorks Veteran Initiatives – Resources for Veteran Jobseekers

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EARNWorks Veteran Initiatives – Resources for Veteran Jobseekers: “Veteran Speakers Network (VSN)

EARN’s Veteran Speakers Network (VSN) helps businesses understand how to navigate the various resources available for hiring, retaining, managing and promoting veterans with disabilities. The VSN accomplishes this by speaking at events, conferences and other national speaking engagements.

EARNWorks for Veterans –
Information for Veteran Jobseekers

American Corporate Partners

* Helps veterans transition from the armed services to civilian employment through career counseling and networking with professionals from corporations.


* Contains information on career exploration, resumes and interviewing, salary and benefits, education and training, and where to search for jobs. The one-stop site sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor for employers, jobseekers and employment service providers. For information call 1-877-348-0502 or visit

Department of Veteran’s Affairs Office Locator

* Assists returning soldiers who may need to contact their local VA office for services or benefits information. For information call 1–800–327–1000.

Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)

* Provides information about the services that the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program provides for veterans with service-connected disabilities.

DoD Military TransPortal

* Contains valuable information and resources designed specifically to assist service members leaving active duty. You should use this site as part of a comprehensive program of transition and employment assistance.

Hire Vets First

* Offers job search information and resources for veterans. Includes links to private recruitment resources, state employment web sites, job fairs and local One–Stop Career Centers. Also includes a military skills translator.

Key to Career Success

* Connects veterans and transitioning service members with career planning, training, and job search resources available at local One-Stop Career Centers.

* Contains a Career Coach that guides military spouses to information based on key problems spouses often face.

National Archives and Records Administration

* Assists military personnel who have been discharged from the U.S. Air Force, Marines, Army, Navy, or Coast Guard with locating proof of military service, locations of military service records, correcting service records and discharges, and replacement of service medals and awards.

National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

* Provides in-depth information on PTSD and traumatic stress. Includes FAQ, fact sheets, where to get help and more.

National Resource Directory (NRD)

* Provides a one-stop web resource to help wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, their families and those who support them, as they transition back to civilian life. Includes access to information on job services and employment resources, transition assistance and vocational rehabilitation. The NRD is a partnership among the U.S. Departments of Labor, Defense and Veterans Affairs.

OPM Veterans’ Information

* Provides information about civil service employment and veterans, including how jobs are filled, Veterans’ Preference and what to do if you feel your employment rights have been violated. For information, call 202-606-1800 / TTY 202-606-2532. For more detailed information about special rights and privileges for veterans in federal employment visit OPM’s VetGuide.

REALifelines Advisor

* Helps wounded and injured service members and veterans access valuable online resources and contact information for one-on-one employment assistance to help transition into the civilian workforce.

State Employment Agencies

* Links to all State Employment Agencies that offer workforce services, job placement and referrals, unemployment insurance, employment and training programs, career and labor market information, payroll, tax filing and more.

State Government Resources

* Links to state and territorial Web sites with information on employment, including employment opportunities with state and local government.

TAP Workshop Locator

* Helps separating and retiring service members find Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Job Searching Workshop locations.


* Provides information for service members on transitioning from military service. This portal will allow you to build a resume online, conduct job searches, and plan other transition activities. Designed by the Department of Defense (DoD) to smooth the transition of military personnel (and family members) leaving active duty.

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

* Provides information and assistance to persons experiencing problems with their civilian employment when absent from their jobs in order to serve in the uniformed services and enhanced protection for disabled veterans requiring employers to make reasonable accommodations.

USAJOBS Veteran’s Emploent Resource Center

* Provides multiple tools and resources for all U.S. veterans, including job opportunities, forms, benefits, and program information, as well as training assistance for private sector employment. Includes an online questionnaire to help you determine your Veterans’ Preference status.

Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs)

* Provides links to chartered and non-chartered VSOs, which serve and advocate for service members and veterans, available through the National Resource Directory.

Veterans’ Employment and Training Service offices

* Provides information about, and locations for, U.S. Department of Labor employment and training programs for veterans.


* Provides programs and services, including education and business development services, to veterans to encourage and assist them in starting and growing their own businesses.


* Serves as a resource for veterans seeking employment and assists employers with job openings who want to hire veterans. Developed by the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Service.

Visit EARN’s Jobseeker Tools & Resources section for more job search and employment sites, resources for students, and other federal, state and non-profit resources.


I Will Teach You How To Start A Fight…..

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couple fighting

How to start a fight

One year, I decided to buy my mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a Christmas gift…

The next year, I didn’t buy her a gift. When she asked me why, I replied, “Well, you still haven’t used the gift I

bought you last year!”

And that’s how the fight started…..


My wife and I were watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while we were in bed.

I turned to her and said, ‘Do you want to have Sex?’

‘No,’ she answered. I then said, ‘Is that your final answer?’

She didn’t even look at me this time, simply saying, ‘Yes…’

So I said, “Then I’d like to phone a friend.”

And that’s when the fight started…


My wife and I were sitting at a table at her high school reunion, and she kept staring at a drunken man swigging his

drink as he sat alone at a nearby table. I asked her, “Do you know him?”

“Yes”, she sighed, “He’s my old boyfriend…. I understand he took to drinking right after we split up those many

years ago, and I hear he hasn’t been sober since.”

“My God!” I said, “Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?”

And then the fight started…


Last one…

When our lawn mower broke and wouldn’t run, my wife kept hinting to me that I should get it fixed. But, somehow I

always had something else to take care of first, the shed, the boat, making beer… Always something more important

to me.

Finally she thought of a clever way to make her point. When I arrived home one day, I found her seated in the tall

grass, busily snipping away with a tiny pair of sewing scissors. I watched silently for a short time and then went into

the house..

I was gone only a minute, and when I came out again I handed her a toothbrush. I said, “When you finish cutting the

grass, you might as well sweep the driveway.”

The doctors say I will walk again, but I will always have a limp.


The Remembrance Technique – Trick #1

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Buddhism, ‘a science of mind’

The Remembrance Technique

This technique is an old Buddhist mind trick for tapping into the problem solving power of your brain. It is used to overcome the feeling of hopelessness that can immobilize a person when facing a difficult situation. It can also be used just to solve tough problems.

The basic idea is that when you are trying to decide what to do or to solve a problem, you tell yourself to remember the solution. You might say to yourself ~Remember~ How did I solve this problem? This suggests to your unconscious mind that there is a solution, and that the answer is somewhere in there. Your mind responds to this assumption by searching for the solution. Our unconscious minds are always more powerful than we realize.

Veterans Tickets Foundation – Money Maneuver #1 – save cash on your tickets

English: Bellagio hotel and casino in Las Vegas.

English: Bellagio hotel and casino in Las Vegas. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) provides entertainment, lasting memories and reintegration opportunities by providing free tickets to sporting events, concerts and family activities.

Veterans Tickets Foundation has donated an all costs paid trip to Vegas for my wife and I. This included a luxury suite at the Bellagio and two tickets at the Cirque Du Soleil Show. That is not all….

On other occasions we had the privilege of meeting comedians, sat in prime seats at sporting events, and enjoyed ballets and operas.

Money Maneuver #1 saves our veterans and their families the cost of high ticket costs,


Vets…Is The Law On Your Ass For Something? Check Into This…

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          The Veterans Justice Outreach Program may be what your looking for. 

I know from personal experience that this

avenue of handling problems with the court system or justice system is the way to go. 

Justice For Vets


The purpose of the Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) Program is to avoid the unnecessary criminalization of mental illness and extended incarceration among Veterans by ensuring that eligible justice-involved Veterans have timely access to VHA services as clinically indicated. Veterans Justice Outreach Specialists are responsible for direct outreach, assessment, and case management for justice-involved Veterans in local courts and jails, and liaison with local justice system partners.


Here is the website 



Treasure Hunters Get Ready…Get Set….Go!

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If you are into treasure hunting, you will find this article quite entertaining.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — For more than a decade, he packed and repacked his treasure chest, sprinkling in gold dust and adding hundreds of rare gold coins and gold nuggets. Pre-Columbian animal figures went in, along with prehistoric “mirrors” of hammered gold, ancient Chinese faces carved from jade and antique jewelry with rubies and emeralds.

But “when a person finds that treasure chest, whether it’s tomorrow or 10,000 years from now and opens the lid, they are going to go into shock. It is such a sight.

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