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Why wont the VA hire veterans?

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Yes a lot of places it is who you associated with

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You wouldn't know it I been in Diego Gracia in the PHILIPPINES AND Italy and all.the bases they treat them better than in the U S

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I'm a 10 point veteran, prior federal employee with a spotless record, I have met or exceeded all of the qualifications for the positions I have applied for but cannot get one single call or interview. An example is with the VA in New Orleans. I applied for a manager level position as well as 3 subordinate positions in the same department. I was referred for the manager position saying that I was among the best qualified for the position but the selecting official in New Orleans didn't even contact me. 2 of the subordinate positions I applied for we're exactly the same I was referred for one of the two which I found odd because they were exactly the same but again the position was filled and I was interviewed for either positions. The last one is even lower on the totem pole and I have been referred to the selection official which is the department manager who will again more that likely hire whomever he or she already had in mind for the position. The lowest position is a GS-9 and I was a GS-11 step 3 when I worked in safety for the Department of the Interior. I doesn't matter who you talk to it's who you know.

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I am a veteran and former VA employee (I worked at two facilities). Some of my old coworkers were vets. So, they do hire vets. However, do they give them preference as required? That one I am not so sure about,

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They won't hire me either although I have served 12 years in the Marines, have a lot of experience, and hold a Bachelor's of Science in psychology. Even applied for janitor, and wouldn't even look at me.

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I agree with the poster from August 13th. It's who you know. I am a veteran, qualified for the job, great attitude and references, and experience. I've been on the usajobs.gov site for many years. The Filipino nurses at my work were hired immediately. The hiring manager is Filipino, too.

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I feel it is much harder for a Vet to get hired, compared to a civilian that has never spent a day in uniform. I feel most people that are in position already, get their friends and relatives in a lot of positions that are available. I have been trying for awhile with multiple degrees, and still nothing. SAD!! I guess it is in Who you Know

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Veteran are hired first.

Answered - Chief Technologist of Radiology (Former Employee) - Durham, NC

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They do hire veterans

Answered - POLICE SUPERVISOR (Former Employee) - Hines, IL

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The Va does hire veterans. The people I worked for were veterans.

Answered - Work Study Secretary (Former Employee) - Dothan, AL 36301

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