Looking for employment? There are many agencies and groups reacing out to help!
Here are links to the VA site and many other programs.
   The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is working to improve the job seeking capabilities of both veterans and employers. The new Employment Center on Ebenefits.va.gov provides veterans, servicemembers and their beneficiaries with a seamless career search experience that connects with public and private-sector employers. (This new tool integrates functionality previously found in VetSuccess.va.gov and the Veterans Job Bank.)
    Because the tools available on VetSuccess.va.gov have now been integrated into the new, seamless career experience available at the Employment Center, the VetSuccess.va.gov website will only be available for a limited time longer. The link for Vetsuccess.va.gov access has also been relocated and can now be accessed by visiting the Employment Center, clicking Job Seeker Resources and Services, and selecting Partnered Resources.
     In the new Employment Center, you can use the Skills Translator to translate your military skills to civilian skills or skip directly to building a resume with the Resume Builder tool. Uploaded resumes will be seen by both private and public sector employers who are specifically looking to hire veterans. Please, visit Ebenefits.va.gov and click on the Employment Center tab on the top navigation bar to create your resume. This will ensure that employers looking to hire veterans like you continue to have access to your resume online.
    If you need any assistance with this process, you can find contact information on eBenefits, under Contact Us. VA encourages all job seekers to check out the new Employment Center and create a resume today!

Please Remember:

  • If you would like to review prior messages sent from the VA, click VA Economic Archive.
  • If you are seeking employment in the federal government, particularly the VA, our VA for Vets high-tech tools and resources can help. Please visit VA Resources or call 1-855-824-8387.
  • Update your subscriptions, modify your password or email address, or stop subscriptions at any time on your subscriberhelp.govdelivery.com.

Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration
Office of Economic Opportunity Employment Team

Uniformed Services Employment and
   Re-employment Rights Act
Go to: USERRA Home
   USERRA is a federal law intended to ensure that persons who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, Reserves, National Guard, or other Uniformed services are not disadvantaged in their civilian careers because of their service, are promptly reemployed in their civilian jobs upon their return from duty, and Are not discriminated against in employment based on past, present, or future military service.

  • Established under United States Code, Title 38 Chapter 43.
  • Contact: 614-466-2768

Troops to Teachers State of Ohio
Go to: Troops To Teachers
   Troops to Teachers is a federal program to assist the transition of eligible military personnel to a new career as public school teachers, and to serve as positive role models for today's youth in schools. The Ohio coordinator will advise eligible personnel on the certification process as well as available job openings.

  • Established under United States Code 20 USC 6672
  • Contact: 614-728-4801 or 800-852-6064 or email Chris.Picha@dvs.ohio.gov

Helmets to Hardhats National
Go to: Helmets to Hardhats
   Helmets to Hardhats is the fastest way for active military, Reservists, and Guardsmen to transition from active duty to a career in the construction industry.
  • Contact: 866-741-6210 National Hotline

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Federal
Go to: ESGR Home
   ESGR is a Dept. of Defense organization that seeks to promote a culture in which all American employers support and value the military service of their employees. Established to gain and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service by recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of the law, and resolving conflict through mediation.

  • Active under the U.S. Department of Defense Directive: DoD Directive 1250.
  • Contact: 800-336-4590

Center for Energy Workforce Development
    - Troops to Energy Jobs
Go to: Troops to Energy Jobs
   Troops to Energy Jobs is an initiative designed to accelerate the training and employability of veterans in key energy positions. The program offers veterans the opportunity to enter the industry seamlessly, regardless of their geographic location or targeted company. (NOTE: This program is still in the pilot stage.)

  • Contact: Center for Energy Workforce Development, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004-2696
  • Also battlefieldstooilfields.com

Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment
    (VR&E, VET90, or Ch. 31 Program)
Go to: VR&E Home
   This program assists veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, the program offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.

  • Title 38 Code of Federal Regulations Chapter 31
  • Contact: 888-2WORK-41 (888-296-7541), Option 5
  • Contact list on the website as well.

Feds Hire Vets National
Go to: Feds Hire Vets Home
    Feds Hire Vets is an initiative launched in response to Pres. Obama's Executive Order 13518, Employment of veterans in the Federal Government. The program is designed to help military veterans transition to federal employment.

Jobs for Vets State Grant Program (JVSG) thru
    Ohio Dept. of Job & Family Services (ODJFS)
Go to: JVSG Home
   This federal workforce program, administered by ODJFS, provides employment and training services to eligible veterans, transitioning service members and their spouses in accordance with Title 38 Chapter 42. Intensive services are provided "to veterans by veterans", with emphasis on serving those who are economically or educationally disadvantaged, including homeless veterans, and veterans with barriers to employment. Employer services include outreach to increase awareness and hiring opportunities for veterans, including disabled veterans. Veterans employment services are provided at Ohio Means Jobs Workforce Centers in all 88 counties.

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Ohio Means Jobs.com - Ohio Means Veteran Jobs Federal/State
Go to: Ohio Means Vet Jobs
   Ohio Means Jobs is on online resume and job bank, providing employers and job seekers with free 24/7 access to Ohio jobs and job candidates. OhioMeansJobs also contains information about job fairs, special events, and training workshops.
   Ohio Means Veteran Jobs is a featured component (located under Initiatives). It allows employers to search veterans' resumes. Veterans can use it to look for jobs, learn how their skills match private sector careers, and learn about services and benefits.


"COOL" - Credentialing Opportunities OnLine Federal
Go to links below
       Veterans who need help in translating their military experience into everyday terms have online assistance. The Army and the Nave have developed "COOL" web sites that help veterans translate their military skills into terms civilian employers cab understand. The sites allow a veteran to select their military skill code and then see the types of jobs their training and experience translates to, as well as any certifications that are needed.
   There is no Air Force, Marine, or Coast Guard "COOL" site at the present time. However the Air Force does offer similar resources on it at the Community College of the Air Force site listed below. Marine skills are similar to those found in the Army and Air Force, and Coast Guard skills are similar to those found in the Navy.


Other Ohio Opportunities State
Visit Your County
Workforce Center
   Ohio provides additional employment rights to certain veterans and members of the military. Vet Reps at county Workforce Centers can advise further.

  • Ohio provides additional employment rights to certain veterans and members of the military. Vet Reps at county Workforce Centers can advise further.
  • Members of the National Guard and military Reserves are eligible for veterans preference on civil service exams.
  • Non-teaching school employees who go on extended active military duty are eligible for expanded reemployment rights.
  • Military personnel are granted an extension of time to satisfy continuing education requirements for occupational licenses.
  • Licensing agencies are authorized to grant temporary licenses to persons whose spouses are on active military duty in Ohio.

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