Finding gainful employment upon returning home is one of the challenges veterans face. This page contains information on federal, state and local programs and events specifically created to assist veterans as they return to the workforce.
The U.S. Department of Labor has devoted a portion of its website to VETS (Veterans' Employment and Training Service) with resources and expertise to assist and prepare veterans in obtaining meaningful careers and maximizing their employment opportunities. For further information, visit their website.
One-Stop Career Centers provide useful online and in-person resources for job seekers. Career One-Stop is an online site that has a section devoted to veteran re-employment. Here you will find research tools that will assist you in matching your military skills to a civilian career, education resources for further training, and a wide array of other veteran re-employment resources.
In New Jersey, veteran representives at One-Stop Career Centers help employers and veteran job-seekers navigate the array of federal, state, and local government programs and opportunities. In addition to helping veterans receive training and find jobs, dedicated Vet Reps offer personal assistance to both veterans and employers, host veterans job fairs, and help employers pre-screen job candidates.
The GI Go Fund is a non-profit organization that helps veterans apply for their government benefits and address issues related to employment. For more information, call 866-389-4446.
The US Department of Veteran Affairs offers educational and career counseling to veterans and their families. They can also assist with academic and adjustment counseling as well as resume support and goal planning.
Veterans can apply for these services online, by mail, or by dropping off an application at a regional office.