“Hiring veterans is one of the best investments businesses can make in the future success of their companies and of our state.” - Governor Mark Dayton, July 2, 2015
Posts Tagged: Veterans-Day
Who better to show our appreciation to than the people who bravely serve and sacrifice for our nation?
Since 9/11 there are plenty of veterans who have left the service and have gone into government service. Veterans can be your best employees and coworkers, if you let them.
I write one of these every year, but this year, I decided to do one for young people - live. I made this for my daughter's middle school class after staff there asked me to come speak to these kids. Make good choices today and honor the men and women who gave you that right.
This Veterans Day there’s good news on the job front for vets. As our nation comes together to honor the many sacrifices of our courageous veterans, OPM reports the following: "In Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, the Executive Branch of Government hired the highest percentage of military veterans in over 20 years, surpassing the previous high... Read more »
I want to share a personal reflection on the significance of November 11. 93 years ago today, the antagonists in the deadliest conflict the world had ever witnessed signed an armistice, ending the First World War. In his book of that name, John Keegan's first paragraph begins: The First World War was a tragic and... Read more »
Meet Jenny, she is a 12 and-a-half year old arthritic Samoyed German Shepard abominable snow dog. She is a sweet old soul and enjoys being pulled around Washington DC in her wagon. Like me, Jenny is into social media, she’s also on twitter. A couple weeks ago, our friend Karima suggested to me that Jenny... Read more »
Marco Morales Title: Senior Public Affairs Specialist U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command 1. What was your path to public service/current job? I served in the U.S. Army 20 years from 1973 to 1993 so that makes me a Vietnam-era veteran. Early on in my military career I learned that being in the All-volunteer... Read more »
Tomorrow is Veterans Day and we're all thinking about the significant sacrifice that our soldiers make every day. Federal Diary columnist Joe Davidson at the Washington Post suggests that one of the best ways we can truly honor them is to put them at the top of the pile for jobs: How to truly honor... Read more »