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2011-04-13 08:00:00

NEW YORK, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association will present the 2nd Annual Disability Leadership and Policy Summit on April 21st in Philadelphia, focusing on employment as the gateway to empowerment and independence. The Summit, co-hosted by Temple University, will feature a panel of national leading experts discussing programs and policies that will lead to new employment opportunities for people with disabilities and veterans. A variety of exhibitors will...

2010-06-28 10:50:00

WASHINGTON, June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service has awarded $4 million in Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program grants designed to aid veterans "at risk" of homelessness. The 16 grants will serve more than 1,400 formerly incarcerated veterans in 13 states. "Everyone deserves a second chance, especially the men and women who have sacrificed for our country," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "These grants...

2010-05-12 13:30:00

WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Testifying before a House subcommittee today, The American Legion said that veterans' preference in the federal job market "is being unlawfully ignored by numerous agencies. "The reality is that employment opportunities are not being properly publicized," said Joe Sharpe, the Legion's economic division director, in his written testimony. "Federal agencies, as well as federal government contractors and subcontractors, are required by law to...

2010-04-27 17:17:00

WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service today announced a $5 million grant competition to provide job training, counseling and placement services (including job readiness, and literacy and skills training) to expedite the reintegration of homeless female veterans and veterans with families into the labor force. "We are reminded every day of the tremendous sacrifices made by our service men and women, and by...

2010-03-29 12:13:00

WASHINGTON, March 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service has announced a $2 million grant competition under the Veterans' Workforce Investment Program to assist eligible veterans by providing employment, training, support services, credentialing and networking information in renewable and sustainable energy. "We have an obligation to our service men and women to do everything we can to help them transition smoothly into...

2009-12-01 15:37:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Justice Department announced today that it has entered into a consent decree with the Newark Public Schools (NPS) that will resolve its lawsuit on behalf of George Lawton, a naval reservist, against NPS alleging it violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). Under the terms of the consent decree, NPS must provide Lawton with $6,125 to compensate him for the wages and benefits he lost as a result...

2009-01-29 11:43:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice today filed a lawsuit on behalf of Suzanne L. Halverson, an Army National Guard member, against Grand Forks County, N.D., alleging violations of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), which prohibits employers from discriminating against service members because of their past, current or future military service obligations. The Department's complaint, filed in the U.S. District...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'