Commander Robert B. Newell

Robert B. Newell

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EMPLOYMENT, HOMELESS & EDUCATION

Click here for Department of New Jersey Employment, Homelessness and Education Resources

 MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Department of New Jersey’s Veterans Employment, Homeless & Education Committee is to take actions that affect the economic well-being of veterans, including issues relating to veterans' education, employment, vocational rehabilitation, homelessness and small business.
ii This includes but not limited to: Employment, Homelessness, Veteran Small Businesses, Criminal Justice Initiatives, Women Workshops, Education (Student Veterans, Campus Veteran Outreach, Posts on Campus’, GI Bill), and Credentialing. These programs will be pursued limited only by available resources. Our ongoing and long-standing partners are the NJ State Parole Board, the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, the VA, NJ Casino Control Commission, and EHCA.
iii 2021 Position Paper

 OVERALL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

i 2016 and 2017 NATIONAL 1ST PLACE EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR AWARD
ii 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019 NATIONAL 1st PLACE HOMELESS VETERAN OUTREACH AWARD
iii RAISED and DONATED $2,371,651 IN 6 YEARS FOR OUR HOMELESS
iv BEST IN CLASS WITH QUALITY AND QUANTITY WITH 39 CAREER FAIRS
v ONLY DEPARTMENT (State) TO CONDUCT 16 BUSINESS WORKSHOPS WITH SYRACUSE U. and AND THE SBA
vi ONLY DEPARTMENT TO INITIATE and CONDUCT 3 HOMELESS VETERAN STAND DOWNS - 3 Mobile and 1 "Local" event
vii PER AUSA (ASSOCIATION OF THE US ARMY), “#1 VETERANS ADVOCATE IN NJ”

CURRENT & PLANNED EVENTS

i October 28, 2020 Atlantic City, Atlantic County Mobile Stand Down at St. Michael’s parking lot, 9 N. Georgia Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401, 1000-1500 Hours - COMPLETED.
ii November 13, 2020 Rio Grande, Cape May Mobile Stand Down at the Rio Mall Parking Lot, 3801 Rte. 9 S Rio Grande, NJ 08242, 1000 – 1500 Hours - COMPLETED.
iii November 23, 2020, Toms River, Ocean County Mobile Stand Down, NJ at 210 Court House Lane, Toms River, NJ 08753, 1000 – 1500 Hours - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID.
iv 2021 Atlantic City Regional Stand Down - Mobile (ACRSD-M) include, Toms River, Glassboro, indoor Atlantic City if possible (as prior 3 years), Penns Grove, Hammonton, Neptune, Asbury, Sea Girt, Burlington County (large), Southern Ocean and Camden Counties Woodstown, Cowtown, Vineland, Marmora, Trenton and Rochelle Park
v 2021 Local Veterans Stand Down - Cranford
vi 2021 Veterans' Casino Career Fair - Atlantic City

EDUCATION

  Credentialing

The State of Credentialing of Service Members and Veterans:

https://www.legion.org/education/237406/american-legion-report-outlines-credentialing-challenges

https://www.legion.org/publications/237403/state-credentialing-service-members-and-veterans

Click links to read Military and Veterans laws passed in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Healthcare Credentialing


https://www.legion.org/careers/238527/legion-stakeholder-groups-aim-address-military-healthcare-credentialing

GI Bill, other education and training

H.R. 3218, the Harry W. Colmery Veteran Educational Assistance Act of 2017

https://www.legion.org/legislative/238303/legion-new-gi-bill-forever-benefit

Federal Education Benefits

https://www.legion.org/education

RESOURCES

i Click here for Veterans Affairs Resources
ii Click here for Veterans Chamber of Commerce
iii Click here for Homeless, Mayor’s Challenge & COAH Bulletin
iv Click here for Job and Homeless Cases Policy
v Cllick here to read 10 Reasons to Hire Vets
vi National HQ Career Center - https://www.legion.org/careers
vii National HQ Publications - http://www.legion.org/publications
viii Click here for information on How to Change Careers from Military to IT
ix Virtual Resume Workshop

 JOB LISTINGS

  Applicants may reply directly to the employment listings.
 

Bullet New Jersey Manufacturers Hiring for numerous positions. Click here for more information.

Bullet Suburban Propane

Please click here for excellent employment opportunities in NJ and nationwide for Suburban Propane.  Our National Employment & Education Division will be coordinating the non-NJ positions

Click link to see short video as a summary http://jobs.suburbanpropane.com/jobs/jobs-commitment-to-veterans.php

Click link to view job opportunities http://jobs.suburbanpropane.com/

Their “Heroes Hired” Here Program includes the following:
1. Payment of CDL and Endorsement Fees, NJ and many states have a 2. 2. Veteran CDL waiver program, see http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/Commercial/milwav.htm
3. Reservists Training Compensation Program
4. Veteran Buddy Program
5. Military Relocation Assistance
6. Click here to read many more benefits

Bullet National Retail Systems, Inc. (NRS) Job Openings

Bullet Explore VA Employment Services

Bullet Employment opportunities at PSEG

VIDEOS, PICTURES & CURRENT ARTICLES

i Affordable Housing Symposium conducted in Ocean City, NJ. In summary of this extraordinary congregation of experts, Ms. Kathryn Monet, CEO of NCHV (National Coalition for Homeless Veterans), “I think you are on the verge of a national best practice”! The NCHV is the only national organization solely dedicated to ending veteran homelessness, and a strong partner of The American Legion. Read Article
ii ACRSD-M, Pleasantville. Read Article
iii ACRSD-M, Atlantic City. Read Article
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  Click here for a 'one-stop shop' for transition assistance” by National Media
 
  • CURRENT DEPARTMENT AWARDEES

    1. Homeless Veteran Outreach Awards

    a. The American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New Jersey
    b. The American Legion Auxiliary, Morvay – Miley Unit 524, Ocean City, NJ.
    c. The American Legion Family, Murray - Troutt, Post 262, Audubon, NJ.
    d. Foster - Karney Foundation, Ocean City, NJ.
    e. Ocean City Exchange Club, Ocean City, NJ.
    f. Backpacks For Life, Sgt. Brett D’Alessandro, Founder, Verona, NJ 07044.

    2. Veteran Owned Business Award
  • i. NYSA (NY Shipping Association) - 2015 Employer of the Year Award
  • NYSA 2015 Employer Award
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    ii. 2019 – 20 Employer Awards at Backward Flag - Read Article.

    iii. Under 3 Years - Ironbound Boxing, Mike Steadman, Founder, Newark, NJ.

    iv. Over 3 Years - Backward Flag Brewing Company, Ms. Torie Fisher, Founder, Forked River, NJ.

    v. Veteran Business Champion of the Year - NJ State Veterans Chamber of Commerce, Jeff Cantor, Colonel, US Army (Ret), Founder and CEO, Marlboro, NJ.

    vi. Veteran Employment Advocate of the Year, Ms. Cassie Edwardson, Career Readiness Counselor, Citizen Soldier for Life, Bordentown Armory, Bordentown, NJ.

    vii. Veteran Business Mentor of the Year - Ms. Shyeka M. Hopkins, NJ Small Business Development Centers, Rutgers Business School, Newark, New Jersey.
     
  Congratulations to Mr. Paul Sansone, Sr. and the Sansone Auto Mall Team for their recent acceptance of the National 1st place Large Employer of the Year Award in Reno on August 23, 2017 (see attached pic). Our 50 page submittal, with DVD, for this very prestigious National Award included their accomplishments and future plans for training, hiring all veterans including soon to be released incarcerated veterans and parolees. Mr. Sansone also built a 7,500 sf, $1M Military Training Center, at which many of our Legion members attended the ribbon cutting.

This significant Award follows our first place National Large Employer of the Year to NYSA (NY Shipping Association) last year for their hiring 400 veterans as a result of our dedicated Longshoreman job fair; and the previous year’s receipt of our first place National Homeless Veteran Outreach Award. Not bad for our “smaller” Department – 3 consecutive first place National Awards! Thanks to all actively involved!

Pictured left to right – Eric Measles, Vice Chairman, National Veterans Education and Education Commission, yours truly, Charles Schmidt, National Commander, Paul Sansone, Sr., Rich Liebler, Sansone Veterans Affairs Director and Paul Dillard, Chairman, National Veterans Education and Education Commission.
  Sansone