Press Releases 2017-04-12T10:36:36+00:00

G.I. Jobs® Releases Fifth Annual Hot Jobs for Veterans List

New data shows top 25 post-military career opportunities for vets in business, computer systems and technology, skilled trades and healthcare. PITTSBURGH (March 22, 2017)—G.I. Jobs®, the premier resource for helping transitioning service members find success in civilian careers, released its fifth annual Top 25 Hot Jobs For Veterans™ list. The 2017 Top 25 Hot Jobs For […]

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2017 Military Friendly® Supplier Diversity Survey Opens from NaVOBA

Program Honors Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses for 2017 PITTSBURGH (March 10, 2017)—The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) opened its annual survey today to honor the best U.S. corporations working with veteran-owned businesses in 2017 (www.navoba.com/MFSDP2017). The prestigious list recognizes the large corporations that most successfully engage the nation’s 3 million veteran-owned businesses (VOBs) as suppliers. The survey runs […]

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Nominations for the 2017 Vetrepreneur of the Year® Open Today

The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) has opened nominations for the 2017 Vetrepreneur of the Year®, now in its 11th year, powered by Armed Forces Insurance.

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2017 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® Branch Winners Announced

Following another round of record internet voting from across the globe, the 2017 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® award presented by Military Spouse Magazine is excited to announce the Branch Winners and finalists for the overall title of Military Spouse of the Year®.

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Meet the Top 18 Base Spouses of the Year®, Presented by Armed Forces Insurance and Military Spouse Magazine

The Top 18 Base winners were announced today for the 2017 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® award presented by Military Spouse Magazine. They were selected from a group of more than 400 nominees, and will move on to the national vote on February 20 to determine the six Branch Spouses of the Year®.

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Victory Media Recognizes 100 Military Spouse Friendly Schools® for 2017

Victory Media announced today its 2017 Military Spouse Friendly Schools® recognizing those institutions that actively recruit and support spouses of active duty service members while acknowledging and supporting military spouse students through the unique challenges of military life.

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Announcing the Base Winners for the 2017 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® Presented by Military Spouse Magazine

The names of individual Base winners were announced today for the 2017 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® award presented by Military Spouse Magazine. Winners were selected from a group of more than 400 nominees after one week of online national voting.

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Meet the 2017 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® Candidates

Nominations are in for the 2017 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® award. All Americans are encouraged to VOTE February 2-9 to determine this year’s base winners across Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard and National Guard branches of service.

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2017 Military Spouse Friendly Employers

2017 Military Spouse Friendly Employers® List Recognizes Companies Hiring Military Spouses on the Home Front

Victory Media, announces its 2017 Military Spouse Friendly Employers®, recognizing companies that hire and promote spouses of active duty service members and promote workforce development policies and programs for military employees.

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STEM Jobs Joins PA STEM Advisory Committee, Gains Voice Nationwide

Victory Media, publisher of STEM Jobs resources designed to help students do what they love, announced today strategic initiatives in four states, all with the common goal of helping K12 educators to connect classrooms to careers and increase the number of students interested in STEM.

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2017 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year®

Nominations for 2017 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year®, presented by Military Spouse Magazine, Open Nationwide

Military Spouse Magazine opened nominations today for the 2017 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® (MSOY). Now celebrating its tenth year, the award program honors military spouses from all branches of the Armed Forces and all ranks. Nominate a spouse now through January 31.

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Victory Media Celebrates 15 Years of Creating Civilian Opportunities for Veterans

PITTSBURGH—In 2001, the country was reeling from the terrorist attacks of 9/11. While thousands of U.S. troops were heading overseas to fight a new war, veterans Chris Hale, Rich McCormack and Scotty Shaw were looking for a way to create sustainable demand for hiring our nation’s veterans. After leaving the Navy in the ‘90s, the three […]

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Military Friendly® Awards Recognize Top Employers and Schools

Victory Media, originator of the family of Military Friendly® employment, entrepreneurship and education resources for veterans and their families, announced today special awards for its 2017 Military Friendly® Employers and 2017 Military Friendly® Schools. For more than a decade, Military Friendly® ratings have set the standard for companies and colleges demonstrating positive employment and education outcomes for veterans and their families. New this year, Military Friendly® Awards showcase the most powerful and effective programs of all institutions earning the Military Friendly® designation.

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2017 Military Friendly® Employers and Schools List Released

Victory Media, originator of the family of Military Friendly® employment, entrepreneurship and education resources for veterans and their families, announced today its list of 2017 Military Friendly® Employers and 2017 Military Friendly® Schools. Significant technological investment into the evaluation process enhanced the breadth of data evaluated, resulting in 210 Military Friendly® Employers and 1,273 Military Friendly® Schools recognized for their support of the military community.

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NaVOBA Announces New York Business Owner as 2016 Vetrepreneur® of the Year

The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA), in partnership with Armed Forces Insurance, is pleased to announce that Emmett Walker, founder and CEO of Walker SCM of Valley Stream, New York, is the 2016 Vetrepreneur® of the Year.

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Victory Media Hires Outgoing Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens as Chief Operating Officer

Victory Media announced that recently retired Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens has joined the company as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). As COO, Stevens will be charged with scaling company operations as it grows its mission to create civilian success for our nation’s military community.

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Suzie Schwartz Promoted to President of Military Spouse Programs, Navy Spouse Lindsay Bradford Named Program Vice President

Victory Media announced today the promotion of Suzie Schwartz, spouse of retired Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and military family advocate, to President of Military Spouse Programs, and Lindsay Bradford, 2016 Armed Forces Insurance (AFI) Navy Spouse of the Year®, as Military Spouse Programs Vice President.

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2017 Military Friendly® Employers Survey Open for Entries

This week the 2017 Military Friendly® Employers survey opened to leading companies nationwide looking to build sustainable, effective programs to recruit and retain talent from the military community. The survey helps mid-size and large employers assess and benchmark how Military Friendly® their policies and programs are for veterans, Guard and Reserve members and military spouses.

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2016 Military Friendly (R) Supplier Diversity Program

NaVOBA Names Top 2016 Military Friendly® Supplier Diversity Programs

The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) announced today the best U.S. corporations committed to working with veteran-owned businesses in 2016 using data and responses from the 2016 Military Friendly® Supplier Diversity survey. Now in its 10th year, this prestigious list honors those large corporations that most successfully engage the nation’s 3 million veteran-owned businesses (VOBs) as suppliers.

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Victory Media’s Chris Hale Honored by Department of Defense with ESGR Seven Seals Award

PITTSBURGH (July 11, 2016) – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an office of the Department of Defense, honored Chris Hale, Chairman and Co-Founder of Victory Media, with the ESGR Seven Seals Award during a ceremony at Victory Media’s headquarters on July 6, 2016. The award is in recognition of Mr. Hale’s tireless efforts to provide […]

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2017 Military Friendly(R) Schools

2017 Military Friendly® Schools Survey Open for Entries

Now in its eighth year, the trademarked and time-tested survey evaluates post-secondary education programs from coast-to-coast to help veterans find success in the civilian world. PITTSBURGH (May 19, 2016)—This week the 2017 Military Friendly® Schools survey opened to colleges, universities, online programs, community colleges and trade schools nationwide to help them assess and benchmark how Military […]

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2016 Hot Degrees for Veterans™ Pave the Way to Civilian Success for Former and Transitioning Members of the Nation’s Military

  Our Hot Degrees for Veterans™ is more than education; it puts positive employment outcomes in high-demand job fields first.” Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer and Navy Reserve. PITTSBURGH (May 11, 2016)—G.I. Jobs® today released its 2016 Hot Degrees for VeteransTM, featuring the Top 30 post-secondary degrees, certificates and licenses veterans need to enter today’s hottest job fields. Victory […]

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Natasha Harth Named 2016 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year®

WASHINGTON (May 5, 2016)—Natasha Harth was named the 2016 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® today in recognition of her outstanding commitment to the military community. Video of the awards ceremony is available on the Military Spouse of the Year® website. Natasha is a tireless advocate for military families and founder of the Be […]

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STEM Jobs Releases New 2016 List of STEM Jobs Approved Employers

Prestigious list identifies the nation’s leaders in STEM hiring and diversity. STEM JobsSM Approved awards help employers, colleges and K12 schools understand the kinds of efforts critical to promoting and developing highly effective, efficient STEM programs,” said Glen Zollman, vice president of STEM Jobs. “Achieving this recognition highlights the programs that are doing the most to […]

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Top 25 Hot Jobs for Veterans

G.I. Jobs® Releases Fourth Annual Top 25 Hot Jobs for Veterans™ List

G.I. Jobs®, the premier resource for helping transitioning service members find success in civilian careers, released its fourth annual Top 25 Hot Jobs For Veterans™ list. The 2016 Top 25 Hot Jobs For Veterans™ list includes jobs for which Fortune 1000 companies most actively recruit post-9/11 military veterans.

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NaVOBA Launches Survey to Find Top 2016 Military Friendly® Supplier Diversity Programs

The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) announced today that it has officially launched its annual survey to find the best U.S. corporations committed to working with veteran-owned businesses. The 2016 Military Friendly® Supplier Diversity Programs list honors those large corporations that most successfully engage the nation’s 3 million veteran-owned businesses (VOBs) as suppliers.

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CUNY Named First Public University System to Earn 2016 Military Friendly® Schools Designation

Victory Media announced today that The City University of New York (CUNY) is the first university system of undergraduate colleges to be designated as Military Friendly® for 2016. Seventeen CUNY colleges earned the 2016 Military Friendly® School title.

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2016 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® Branch Winners Announced!

The votes have been tallied and the six branch winners of the 2016 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® award presented by Military Spouse magazine have been selected. The finalists for this award were selected through an online vote open to all Americans. The vote for the overall 2016 AFI Military Spouse of the Year® takes place March 3, 2016.

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Nominations for the 2016 Vetrepreneur of the Year® Are Now Open

Vetrepreneurs are encouraged to self-nominate their businesses at NaVOBA’s 2016 Vetrepreneur of the Year® website, which offers a one-stop-shop for submissions and information on nominee eligibility, rules and regulations, and past honorees.

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Meet the 2016 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® Branch Finalists

All Americans are encouraged to meet the finalists online now and VOTE on February 4, 2016 for a Branch winner from each service--Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard and National Guard. The individual Base and Branch candidates for this award, which is presented by Military Spouse magazine, were selected through a combination of an online vote open to all Americans and a judges' panel. Thousands of people came to the site to cast their vote, resulting in a Spouse of the Year from 184 bases and all 9 Coast Guard districts.

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Nominations for the 2016 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® Are Now Open!

Military Spouse magazine opened nominations for the 2016 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® (MSOY) today. Now in its eighth year, the award honors military spouses from all branches of service and all ranks. All Americans are urged to submit their nominations from January 4-15, 2016 for the deserving military spouses they know at http://msoy.militaryspouse.com.

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2016 Military Spouse Friendly Employers

2016 Military Spouse Friendly Employers® List Recognizes Companies Hiring the Home Front’s Skilled Military Spouses

Victory Media announced today its 2016 Military Spouse Friendly Employers®, recognizing those companies that hire spouses of active duty servicemembers and promote workforce development policies that acknowledge the unique challenges of military life. This year’s list features 100 companies and ranks the top Military Spouse Friendly Employers® by industry.

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Western Pennsylvania Colleges and Employers Challenged to Support Local STEM Students

Victory Media, publisher of STEM Jobs media and resources designed to help students “do what they love” after graduation, released a video today to kick off a new program pairing local colleges and employers with STEM classrooms in southwestern Pennsylvania. Through the new STEM Jobs sponsorship program, colleges and universities, community colleges, trade schools and employers have the unique opportunity to place STEM Jobs resources into high school classrooms across Allegheny, Butler, Beaver, Washington, Westmoreland and Somerset counties.

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2015 Vetrepreneur of the Year

2015 Vetrepreneur of the Year®, Gordon Logan, Founder and CEO of Sport Clips, named by NaVOBA

The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA), in partnership with USAA, is proud to announce that Gordon Logan, founder and CEO of Sport Clips, is the 2015 Vetrepreneur of the Year®. NaVOBA and USAA will present Logan with his award on November 16 at a special ceremony at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh to kick off the 2015 National Veterans Small Business Engagement conference.

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2016 Military Friendly® Schools and Employers Lead the Way in Providing Civilian Opportunities for Veterans

Victory Media, originator of Military Friendly® education and career resources for veterans and their families including G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse media, released their 2016 Military Friendly® Schools and 2016 Military Friendly® Employers on MilitaryFriendly.com today. Now in its 13th year for companies and seventh year for post-secondary schools, Victory Media’s Military Friendly® ratings recognize colleges and companies with leading programs for veterans, members of the Armed Forces leaving military service and military spouses.

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Jolene Jefferies Joins Victory Media as VP of Training & Development

Victory Media announced today the hiring of Jolene Jefferies, SPHR, as Vice President of its Training & Development division. In her role, Jolene is responsible for developing curriculum for higher education institutions, corporations, transition program managers and business influencers to provide insights, case studies and actionable tips for implementing leading practices in the recruiting, hiring, support and career development of our nation’s veterans and military spouses.

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NaVOBA Announces 2015 Minority Vetrepreneur of the Year® Bede Ramcharan, CEO of Indatatech

The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA), in partnership with American Airlines and Hilton Worldwide, is proud to announce that Bede Ramcharan, owner of Indatatech, is the 2015 Minority Vetrepreneur of the Year®.

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STEM Jobs Joins with National 4-H Council to Build Excitement for STEM with Students, Parents and Educators 

STEM Jobs (SM) and National 4-H Council today announced an exciting new partnership, launching on October 7, as part of 4-H National Youth Science Day. The collaboration will include a supercharged “Motion Commotion” science experiment, lesson plans and the distribution of the STEM Jobs-unique STEM Type Quiz designed to help 13- to 18-year-olds find a STEM field they love.

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2015 Hispanic Vetrepreneur of the Year®, William Almas of B3 Solutions, Honored with NaVOBA Award

The National Veteran-Owned Business Association NaVOBA, in partnership with Johnson & Johnson, is proud to announce that William Almas, CEO and owner of B3 Solutions, is the 2015 Hispanic Vetrepreneur of the Year®.

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2016 Military Friendly® Employers Survey Now Open

Victory Media announced today the opening of its 2016 Military Friendly® Employers survey assessment for leading companies looking to build sustainable, effective programs to recruit and retain talent from the military community. Based on more than a decade of research, Military Friendly® ratings have provided service members and their families with information about post-military education and career opportunities.

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2015-2016 STEM Jobs Approved Surveys Now Open

Victory Media announced today the opening of its 2015-2016 STEM Jobs Approved surveys for colleges, high schools, employers and STEM-focused industry partners. Following the STEM Jobs (SM) mission of empowering young people to “do what you love” for a living, STEM Jobs Approved ratings provide high school students and parents—along with K-12 school staff, company recruiters, HR teams and diversity managers—information about how STEM educational programs translate into real-world, long-term careers in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Taking one or more of the annual surveys is the first step for educators, employers and industry partners to understand how well they connect “classrooms to careers” for the nation’s next generation of professionals.

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2016 Military Friendly® Schools Survey Now Open

Victory Media announced today the opening of its 2016 Military Friendly® Schools survey assessment for colleges, universities, online programs, community colleges and trade schools. Military Friendly® ratings have provided service members and their families with information about post-military education and career opportunities for more than a decade.

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Military Friendly Supplier Diversity Programs

NaVOBA Names Top 25 Military Friendly® Supplier Diversity Programs in 2015

NaVOBA announced today the top U.S. corporations committed to working with veteran-owned businesses. This year’s list of the Top 25 Military Friendly® Supplier Diversity Programs will be featured in the cover story in the June issue of Vetrepreneur®.

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G.I. Jobs® Releases Hot Franchises for Veterans™

G.I. Jobs®, the premier resource for helping transitioning service members find success in civilian careers, today released its 2015 Hot Franchises For Veterans™. The list includes nationally recognized franchises committed to recruiting, training and providing incentives for veterans seeking post-military careers.

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Corie Weathers 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year

Corie Weathers Named 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year®

Corie Weathers was named the 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® today in recognition of her outstanding commitment to the military community and her work as a professional counselor to adults, children and couples in military families.

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Military Spouse Magazine to Host Third Annual Town Hall in DC

Military Spouse magazine will host its third annual Military Spouse Town Hall event on May 7, 2015 in the Washington, D.C. area, one day prior to the announcement of this year’s 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year®. During the event, military spouse Branch and Base winners from around the globe gather to discuss important issues with government, business and service organization leaders as elected representatives of the spouse community.

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STEM Jobs Releases First-Ever List of STEM Approved Employers

Victory Media, the leader in connecting professionals in transition with viable education and career opportunities, today announced its inaugural list of STEM Jobs Approved Employers. The 2015 STEM Jobs Approved Employers list is the first of its kind to rate companies on their responsiveness to creating and filling high-demand, high-growth STEM occupations.

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Kaney O’Neill of ONeill Contractors named 2015 Woman Vetrepreneur of the Year®

The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA), in partnership with JPMorgan Chase, is proud to announce that Kaney O’Neill, owner of ONeill Contractors, is the 2015 Woman Vetrepreneur of the Year®.

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G.I. Jobs Announces the 2015 Hot Degrees for Veterans

Hot Degrees for Veterans™ = Today’s Hot Jobs. G.I. Jobs® Research Shows Path to Civilian Success. Pairing our Hot Degrees for VeteransTM with Hot Jobs for VeteransTM can help map out a pathway to civilian success.” Sean Collins, VP Victory Media, 9-year Navy Veteran PITTSBURGH, PA (April 16, 2015) – G.I. Jobs® released today its 2015 Hot Degrees for VeteransTM. […]

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Mobile-Optimized MilitaryFriendly.com Launches

Victory Media announced today the re-launch of their Military Friendly® website, militaryfriendly.com. The website offers an enhanced user experience for businesses and higher education institutions committed to supporting veterans on campus and in the workplace, as well as for veterans searching for pre-vetted education and employment opportunities.

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Top 20 Hot Jobs for Veterans

G.I. Jobs® Releases 2015 Top 20 Hot Jobs for Veterans

Proprietary data shows post-military opportunities for vets in skilled trade, logistics and management. PITTSBURGH, PA (March 18, 2015)—G.I. Jobs®, the premier resource for helping transitioning service members find success in civilian careers, released its third annual Top 20 Hot Jobs For Veterans™ list. The 2015 Top 20 Hot Jobs For Veterans™ list includes jobs for which Fortune […]

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STEM Jobs Launches Innovative Teacher Classroom Training Series

Five-module program containing 34-lessons rolls out with free video series. PITTSBURGH, PA (March 10, 2015)─STEM JobsSM, Victory Media’s national K-12 STEM solutions platform, has partnered with leading educators to develop the research-driven STEM JobsSM Classroom Training Series. The newest program from one of the top national voices in addressing the STEM skills gap, the unique Classroom […]

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Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year®

2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® Branch Winners Announced

PITTSBURGH, PA—The votes have been tallied and the six Branch winners of the 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® (MSOY) award presented by Military Spouse magazine have been selected. The 2015 Branch winners are:     Air Force: Jana Kingery, Beale, AFB, CA     Army: Corie Weathers, Fort Gordon, GA     Coast Guard: Stacey Benson, District 1, RI […]

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Military Friendly Supplier Diversity Programs

2015 Military Friendly® Supplier Diversity Survey Open: Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses

PITTSBURGH, PA — The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) opened its annual survey today honoring the best U.S. corporations working with veteran-owned businesses in 2014 (www.navoba.com/MFSDP2015). The prestigious list honors the large corporations that most successfully engage the nation’s 3 million veteran-owned businesses (VOBs) as suppliers. The survey runs through April 1, 2015. The companies that earn the […]

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Nominations for 2015 Vetrepreneur of the Year® Now Open

The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) has opened nominations for the 2015 Vetrepreneur of the Year® (VOY), powered by USAA. Vetrepreneurs are encouraged to self-nominate their businesses at NaVOBA’s Vetrepreneur of the Year® website, http://voy.navoba.com. PITTSBURGH, PA – The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) has opened nominations for the 2015 Vetrepreneur of the Year® (VOY), powered […]

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Meet the 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year ® Branch Finalists

PITTSBURGH, PA – The votes for the 500+ nominees have been tallied and the Base Level winners announced. The judges have weighed in: the top 18 candidates for Branch winners for the 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® can be found and voted on at http://msoy.militaryspouse.com/vote/. All Americans are encouraged to meet the finalists […]

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President’s Free Community College Proposal Pushes Education Dialogue in Right Direction

Private-sector platforms connect the classroom to careers at no cost to taxpayers. PITTSBURGH, PA – President Obama’s $60 billion proposal to offer free community college signals a positive change in America’s education dialogue, but private sector experts say the issue remains less about the type of institution students attend and more about what students learn while […]

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Nominations for 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® Now Open!

PITTSBURGH, PA – Military Spouse magazine opened nominations for the 2014 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® (MSOY) awards today. Now in its eighth year, the award honors military spouses from all branches of service and all ranks. All Americans are urged to submit their nominations from January 5-15, 2015 for the deserving military spouses in […]

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G.I. Jobs® Releases New Features on School Matchmaker

In response to tremendous adoption by prospective military students Victory Media, originator of the Military Friendly® group of education and career resources for veterans and their families, announced the release of several key new features as well as more than 200 additional schools on the School Matchmaker tool on GIJobs.com. The online School Matchmaker, launched in […]

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Peter M. Holt Named 2014 Vetrepreneur of the Year®

The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA), in partnership with USAA, announced today Peter M. Holt, CEO of HOLT CAT and Chairman and CEO of Spurs Sports & Entertainment, as the 2014 Vetrepreneur of the Year®.

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Victory Media Announces Inaugural List of STEM Jobs Approved Colleges

Victory Media, creator of STEM Jobs education, career and media resources for students interested in STEM careers, announced today their list of 2015 STEM Jobs Approved Colleges, rating schools on responsiveness and relevance to high-demand, high-growth occupations.

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Victory Media Announces 2015 Military Friendly® Employers

The 2015 list of Military Friendly® Employers was released today by Victory Media on MilitaryFriendly.com, citing annual hiring of more than 155,000 post-9/11 service members, a 35% increase over last year. The list of Military Friendly® Employers distinguishes those companies with the strongest job opportunities and retention programs for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment.

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First Minority Vetrepreneur of the Year®, Lorenzo Downing, CEO of Spartan Business & Technology, Named by NaVOBA

PITTSBURGH, PA – Lorenzo Downing, 24-year Air Force Veteran turned business solutions provider, has been named the first Minority Vetrepreneur of the Year® by the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA), publisher of Vetrepreneur® magazine. The Minority Vetrepreneur of the Year® is an expansion of NaVOBA’s prestigious Vetrepreneur of the Year® award program, which honors the finest […]

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Victory Media Announces List of 2015 Military Friendly® Schools

Victory Media, originator of the Military Friendly® group of education and career resources for veterans and their families, announced their list of 2015 Military Friendly® Schools today on MilitaryFriendly.com and the all-new Schools Matchmaker tool on GIJobs.com. The online Schools Matchmaker puts more than 4,000 schools at the fingertips of veterans and military families, including this year’s elite group of Military Friendly® Schools.

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Rogelio “Roger” Reyes of SDV Recon Named First Hispanic Vetrepreneur of the Year®

Rogelio “Roger” Reyes, Marine Corps officer-turned-aviation supplier, has been named the first Hispanic Vetrepreneur of the Year® by the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA), publisher of Vetrepreneur® magazine, in partnership with Microsoft and Hilton Worldwide. The Hispanic Vetrepreneur of the Year® is an expansion of NaVOBA’s prestigious Vetrepreneur of the Year® award program, which honors the finest role models the veteran-owned business movement has to offer.

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Babette Maxwell, Founder of Military Spouse Magazine, Named Among Folio’s 2014 Top Women in Media

Babette Maxwell, Founder and Executive Editor of Military Spouse magazine, has been named one of Folio's 2014 Top Women in Media, in the Entrepreneur category. The inaugural award program showcases Folio's annual list of the most influential women in media—“the ones driving the agenda for the industry and in their companies—women who are innovating in new ways and guiding their businesses into new markets..." according to the official awards release.

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2014-2015 Military Friendly® Employers Survey Now Open

Victory Media announced the opening of this year's Military Friendly® Employers survey, an online assessment based on more than a decade of research in recruiting and retaining military talent. Interested companies can qualify for rights to use the coveted Military Friendly® trademarked designation through a voluntary and rigorous assessment available at no cost. The survey is open now through September 19, 2014.

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Farmers Insurance and G.I. Jobs Partner to Assist Transitioning Military

Farmers Insurance and G.I. Jobs® announced a partnership to help support service members' transition to civilian careers.In celebration of the newly formed relationship, the companies paid tribute to America’s military heroes with a special patriotic paint scheme on NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne’s No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet SS for the July 5 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Daytona Beach, Fla. The design featured the logo of G.I. Jobs, the premier print and digital resource for veterans to find success in a civilian career.

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GI Jobs® announces Top 10 Hot Degrees for Veterans: Smart education choices for Hot Veteran Careers

G.I. Jobs® released its 2014 Top 10 Hot Degrees for Veterans at GIJobs.com, highlighting the best fields of study for veterans based on career outcomes. “Education shouldn’t be viewed as a means to an end, but a means to a good career,” said Sean Collins, VP at Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, and a nine-year Navy veteran.

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First Woman Vetrepreneur of the Year®, Louisa Long Jaffe, CEO of TAPE, named by NaVOBA and JPMC

Louisa Long Jaffe, 28-year career Army Reservist and former Pentagon Public Affairs officer turned CEO of her own multimillion-dollar company, TAPE, has been named the First Annual Woman Vetrepreneur of the Year® by the National Veteran-Owned Business Association, in partnership with JPMorgan Chase.

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Lakesha Cole Named 2014 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year®

Lakesha Cole is the 2014 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® for her outstanding commitment to the military community. Nominated by her husband, Marine Corps GySgt Deonte Cole, Lakesha’s accomplishments include mentoring military spouse entrepreneurs, and running her own business, She Swank | Too, a popular on-base boutique store.

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Military Spouse Magazine to Host Second Annual Caucus May 8th in DC

PITTSBURGH, PA—Military Spouse magazine is hosting its second annual Military Spouse Caucus on May 8, 2014 in Washington, D.C., the day before the 2014 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® Awards Luncheon. Rosemary Williams, Deputy Director of Military Community and Family Policy, will be the keynote speaker and plans to discuss the resources available […]

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New Platform from STEM Jobs Helps Students Find Their Perfect Fit in STEM Careers

This month, STEM JobsSM launches a free assessment tool on STEMJobs.com that matches high school students with exciting education and career paths in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). “When we spoke to students nationwide, we heard time and again that what they really wanted was an online tool that could help them figure out what […]

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NaVOBA Honors Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses for 2014

The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) today released its annual list http://www.navoba.com/BestCorps2014 honoring the best U.S. corporations for working with veteran-owned businesses in 2014. The prestigious list honors the large corporations that most successfully engage the nation’s more than three million veteran-owned businesses (VOBs) as suppliers. “Veteran-owned businesses are an important part of our supplier base and […]

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G.I. Jobs® Releases 2014 Top 20 Hot Jobs for Veterans

PITTSBURGH, PA—G.I. Jobs®, the premier media resource for transitioning service members, today released its second annual list of the Top 20 Hot Jobs For Veterans™. The Top 20 Hot Jobs For Veterans™ highlights the jobs for which Fortune 1000 companies are most actively recruiting post-9/11 military veterans. The Top 20 Hot Jobs For Veterans™ will be […]

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2014 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® Branch Winners Announced

PITTSBURGH, PA—The votes have been tallied and the six branch winners of the 2014 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® award presented by Military Spouse magazine have been selected. The 2014 branch winners are: Army:  Reda Hicks, Fort Riley, KS Marine Corps:  Lakesha Cole, MCBC Smedley D. Butler, Japan Navy:  Tammy Meyer, NCBC Gulfport, […]

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Launch of STEM Jobs Magazine Connects Students’ Passions to Real Jobs

PITTSBURGH, PA – Victory Media announces the launch of STEM Jobs magazine, a national digital and print publication that encourages high school and college students, especially women and minorities, to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education and careers. The company launched its web and mobile site in 2013. U.S. students falling further behind in math […]

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Nominations for the 2014 Vetrepreneur of the Year® Powered by USAA Now Open

PITTSBURGH, PA—The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) has opened nominations for the 2014 Vetrepreneur of the Year® (VOY) powered by USAA. Now in its eighth year, VOY is a prestigious honor bestowed annually to one of the nation’s 3 million veteran business owners. Vetrepreneurs are encouraged to self-nominate their businesses at NaVOBA’s new Vetrepreneur of the […]

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Meet the 2014 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® Branch Finalists

PITTSBURGH, PA – The votes for the 500+ nominees have been tallied and the Base Level winners announced. The judges have weighed in: the top 18 candidates for Branch winners for the 2014 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® can be found and voted on here: http://www.msoy.militaryspouse.com/vote. All Americans are encouraged to meet the finalists online […]

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Nominations for the 2014 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® are Now Open

PITTSBURGH, PA – Military Spouse magazine opened nominations for the 2014 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® (MSOY) awards today. Now in its seventh year, the award honors military spouses from all branches of service and all ranks. All Americans are urged to submit their nominations from January 6 – 17, 2014 for the deserving military […]

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