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.
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
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!
- 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
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
||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
||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
||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
||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
||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
||Visit Your County|
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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