NY Legislature OKs Contracting Goal for Veterans | WSJ.com

Last week, the New York State Senate and Assembly passed legislation requiring the state to award 6 percent of its contracts to businesses owned by service-disabled veterans. Additionally, it calls for the creation of a public directory of certified service-disabled veteran-owned businesses and monitoring and annual reporting on meeting the 6 percent goal.

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Via hiringourheroes:

We’re so excited to announce our new career tool just for military spouses!Career Spark is a powerful tool that will empower military spouses by helping them overcome the common roadblocks spouses face starting and building a strong career.We couldn’t have done it without Toyota and support from Blue Star Families.Try it now »

Via hiringourheroes:

We’re so excited to announce our new career tool just for military spouses!

Career Spark is a powerful tool that will empower military spouses by helping them overcome the common roadblocks spouses face starting and building a strong career.

We couldn’t have done it without Toyota and support from Blue Star Families.

Try it now »

How We’re Preparing Veterans for Entrepreneurial Success

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Some of you may remember Kelly Dougherty’s blog post on Veteran Entrepreneurship last June. Here at Workforce1, we decided to take that understanding of veterans’ gravitation toward – and track record of – entrepreneurial success and work to expand opportunity for our own spirited New York City veterans. On Veterans Day 2013, we officially announced the launch of a new Veterans Entrepreneurship Program specifically geared to meet the training needs of eager, aspiring veteran business owners.

The Veterans Entrepreneurship Program is a two-component training program offered by NYC Business Solutions, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University, Kauffman FastTrac®, the SUNY Levin Institute, and BNY Mellon.

IVMF at Syracuse University kicked off the program with a two-day introduction to entrepreneurship in which veteran participants became familiar with the roles and responsibilities of business ownership, assessed their business ideas, and learned of the different pathways to business ownership.

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Turn Your Creative Passion into an Online Business

Via nycworkforce1:

NYC Craft Entrepreneurship Program

Why not sell your unique creations to the world and earn more income?

How many times have you thought about selling your custom-made jewelry or decorative home items to complete strangers? If your friends and family are already customers, you’re probably on to something big.

To help you launch your craft business, the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) is offering the NYC Craft Entrepreneurship Program, in partnership with Etsy, and funded by Citi Community Development.

Apply today for an upcoming session of the NYC Craft Entrepreneurship Program hosted at Workforce1 Centers locations in Brooklyn, Queens, Upper Manhattan, Staten Island, and the Bronx. Classes start Tuesday, April 15.

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Moving to a new duty station can be a great adventure. But, if you’re a military spouse, finding a new job each time you move can be a real challenge. Fortunately, most installations offer programs and services to help military spouses reach their career goals. With a little advance planning and creativity, you can find a way to grow your career and do something you enjoy.
Check out this list from Military OneSource for military spouses to prepare for a job search before your move.
Via nyfa:

Wonderful opportunity for military service members and veterans! Tell us your story and you can earn a 4-Week Scholarship to the New York Film Academy!

Via nyfa:

Wonderful opportunity for military service members and veterans! Tell us your story and you can earn a 4-Week Scholarship to the New York Film Academy!

If you’re a veteran entering the job market, step No. 1 is reassessing yourself, your skills and your experience to establish a goal and determine how you’ll accomplish it. Don’t limit yourself to stereotypes.