Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Electronic compliance report isn't helping veterans get jobs

The Washington Post
Joe Davidson
Wednesday, October 6, 2010; B3

Everybody loves veterans.
Holidays are named for them. Parades are devoted to them. Politicians of all stripes make a public display of embracing them.
But when it gets right down to how Uncle Sam serves former service members, the picture can get murky.
Testimony submitted for a congressional hearing last week demonstrated that employment of veterans with companies that do business with the federal government is an area that leaves much to be desired.
The House Veterans' Affairs subcommittee on economic opportunity heard witness after witness describe serious weaknesses with the government's oversight and enforcement of affirmative action laws and regulations designed to promote employment of veterans with private contractors.

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