Commander Robert B. Newell

Daniel Dunn

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EMPLOYMENT, HOMELESS & EDUCATION

Click here for Department of New Jersey Employment, Homelessness and Education Resources

 MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Department of New Jersey’s Veterans Employment, Homeless & Education Committee is to take actions that affect the economic well-being of veterans, including issues relating to veterans' education, employment, vocational rehabilitation, homelessness and small business.
ii This includes but not limited to: Employment, Homelessness, Veteran Small Businesses, Criminal Justice Initiatives, Women Workshops, Education (Student Veterans, Campus Veteran Outreach, Posts on Campus’, GI Bill), and Credentialing. These programs will be pursued limited only by available resources. Our ongoing and long-standing partners are the NJ State Parole Board, the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, the VA, NJ Casino Control Commission, and EHCA.
iii 2021-2022 Position Paper

 OVERALL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

i 2016 and 2017 NATIONAL 1ST PLACE EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR AWARD
ii 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019 NATIONAL 1st PLACE HOMELESS VETERAN OUTREACH AWARD
iii RAISED and DONATED $2,570,090 IN 6 YEARS FOR OUR HOMELESS
iv BEST IN CLASS WITH QUALITY AND QUANTITY WITH 40 CAREER FAIRS
v ONLY DEPARTMENT (State) TO CONDUCT 16 BUSINESS WORKSHOPS WITH SYRACUSE U. and AND THE SBA
vi ONLY DEPARTMENT TO INITIATE and CONDUCT 4 HOMELESS VETERAN STAND DOWNS + 9 Mobile events
vii PER AUSA (ASSOCIATION OF THE US ARMY), “#1 VETERANS ADVOCATE IN NJ”

CURRENT & PLANNED EVENTS

i Atlantic City Regional Stand Down, May 25, 2022.
ii Camden County Mini-resource Fair, date to be announced.
iii April 22, Vineland, Mobile Stand Down and Resource Fair.
iv April 23, Passaic Resource Fair at Armory Park.
v April 28, Glen Gardner Resource Fair at VFW Post 5119.
vi April 30, Rowan College in Mt. Laurel Resource Fair.
vii April 30, Hamilton Twp., at VFW Post 3525.
viii May 7, Bayville at VFW Post 9503.

EDUCATION

  Credentialing

The State of Credentialing of Service Members and Veterans:

https://www.legion.org/education/237406/american-legion-report-outlines-credentialing-challenges

https://www.legion.org/publications/237403/state-credentialing-service-members-and-veterans

Click links to read Military and Veterans laws passed in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Healthcare Credentialing


https://www.legion.org/careers/238527/legion-stakeholder-groups-aim-address-military-healthcare-credentialing

GI Bill, other education and training

H.R. 3218, the Harry W. Colmery Veteran Educational Assistance Act of 2017

https://www.legion.org/legislative/238303/legion-new-gi-bill-forever-benefit

Federal Education Benefits

https://www.legion.org/education

How to Start a Small Business

RESOURCES

i Click here for Veterans Affairs Resources
ii Click here for Veterans Chamber of Commerce
iii Click here for Homeless, Mayor’s Challenge & COAH Bulletin
iv Click here for Job and Homeless Cases Policy
v Cllick here to read 10 Reasons to Hire Vets
vi National HQ Career Center - https://www.legion.org/careers
vii National HQ Publications - http://www.legion.org/publications
viii Click here for information on How to Change Careers from Military to IT
ix Virtual Resume Workshop
x How to Write a Cover Letter
xi Military to Civilian Cover Letter Examples
xii Military to Civilian Resume Examples

 JOB LISTINGS

  Applicants may reply directly to the employment listings.
 

Bullet Suburban Propane

Please click here for excellent employment opportunities in NJ and nationwide for Suburban Propane.  Our National Employment & Education Division will be coordinating the non-NJ positions

Click link to see short video as a summary http://jobs.suburbanpropane.com/jobs/jobs-commitment-to-veterans.php

Click link to view job opportunities http://jobs.suburbanpropane.com/

Their “Heroes Hired” Here Program includes the following:
1. Payment of CDL and Endorsement Fees, NJ and many states have a 2.
2. Reservists Training Compensation Program
3. Veteran Buddy Program
4. Military Relocation Assistance
5. Click here to read many more benefits

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VIDEOS, PICTURES & CURRENT ARTICLES

i Affordable Housing Symposium conducted in Ocean City, NJ. In summary of this extraordinary congregation of experts, Ms. Kathryn Monet, CEO of NCHV (National Coalition for Homeless Veterans), “I think you are on the verge of a national best practice”! The NCHV is the only national organization solely dedicated to ending veteran homelessness, and a strong partner of The American Legion. Read Article
ii ACRSD-M, Pleasantville. Read Article
iii ACRSD-M, Atlantic City. Read Article
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  Click here for a 'one-stop shop' for transition assistance” by National Media
 
  • CURRENT DEPARTMENT AWARDEES

    1. Homeless Veteran Outreach Awards

    a. VFW, Department of New Jersey
    b. DAV, Department of New Jersey
    c. The American Legion, Camden County Executive Committee
    d. L’Oréal
    e. NJM Insurance Group
    f. NJ Veterans Network, Sgt. Michael Boll, Founder

    2. Employer Awards
  • i. Under 3 Years, Mr. Frank Townsend, Founder & CEO, Patriot Shotcrete, 8 Hope St., Jersey City, NJ 07307.
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    ii. Over 3 Years, Mr. Tim Allen, Founder & CEO, Allied Equipment Services, 131 Madison St., Hoboken, NJ 07030.

    iii. Veteran Business Mentor of the Year, Mr. Francisco, Vice President, NJ Veterans Chamber of Commerce, 18 Princess Drive, North Brunswick, NJ 08902


    3. Top At-Risk Veteran Supporter, Mr. Ronald Dixon, Commander, The American Legion Post 25.