Veterans http://wamc.org en Jobs For Returning Veterans http://wamc.org/post/jobs-returning-veterans <p>Northeastern New York is home to approximately 5,000 veterans who served in Iraq. This past February, President Barack Obama announced that another 34,000 American troops will return home this year from Afghanistan… And the drawdown will continue…&nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br>Marsha Lazarus is the "LegUp Workplace Solutions Project Director" at MHANYS, the Mental Health Association of New York State. She says MHANYS is hosting a free forum Thursday afternoon at 2 at the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce. Lazarus is urging local businesses to take a hard look at hiring returning veterans.<br> Tue, 14 May 2013 19:06:16 +0000 Dave Lucas 64655 at http://wamc.org Jobs For Returning Veterans Mass. Governor Signs Executive Order to Expand Business Opportunities for Wounded Vets http://wamc.org/post/mass-governor-signs-executive-order-expand-business-opportunities-wounded-vets <p></p><p>The Governor of Massachusetts recently signed an executive order to enhance opportunities for small businesses owned by disabled veterans.&nbsp; Mon, 11 Mar 2013 18:54:49 +0000 Lucas Willard 59586 at http://wamc.org Mass. Governor Signs Executive Order to Expand Business Opportunities for Wounded Vets Question of the Day - Cost of War? http://wamc.org/post/question-day-cost-war <p>Do American civilians fully appreciate and recognize the cost of war?</p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 13:46:49 +0000 Ray Graf 51818 at http://wamc.org Veterans Groups Speak Out in Opposition to Benefit Reduction Scheme http://wamc.org/post/veterans-groups-speak-out-opposition-benefit-reduction-scheme <p>Most people have never heard of the "Chained CPI", a proposal in Congress that would, if approved, reduce benefits to veterans, federal retirees and Social Security recipients.&nbsp; Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and numerous groups discussed their efforts to stop the Chained CPI during a conference call Friday.<br> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 23:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 51735 at http://wamc.org Veterans Groups Speak Out in Opposition to Benefit Reduction Scheme