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VET JOBS UPDATE September 14, 2008

Posted by Service Officer on September 14th, 2008

The Internal Revenue Service has met its goal of hiring a minimum of 1,000 additional veterans in fiscal 2008. With three weeks to go before the fiscal year ends on 30SEP, IRS officials said they had hired 1,052 veterans. “We are not going to stop there,” IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman said in a statement. “We will continue to recruit from this talented pool of people who already have demonstrated their leadership, work ethic and dedication.” To hire the veterans, the IRS worked with major advocacy groups like the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Blinded Veterans of America and Paralyzed Veterans of America. The IRS also worked with the Pentagon and Veterans Affairs Department, which have veteran’s employment programs.

The Treasury Department, which oversees the IRS, ranks among the worst federal agencies in terms of veterans in its work force. According to an Office of Personnel Management report on veterans’ hiring, only 10% of Treasury Department workers are veterans. Only the Education Department, with veterans making up 8.2% of its workforce, and the Department of Health and Human Services, at 7.8%, did worse. The Defense Department — led by the Air Force, which has veterans in 48.6% of its civilian positions — topped the list. The VA and Transportation Department also ranked high in the OPM study. [Source: Navy Times Rick Maze articlr Posted 9 Sep 08 ++]

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