Additional Resources for Veterans Transitioning into Civilian Life
The U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service just announced the launch of this newly enhanced online site for employment services. The site combines job banks, state employment offices, American Job Centers, opportunities in top-trending industry sectors, and employer assistance in a single location.
Veteran Employment Center
Introduced by the Department of Defense, Department of Labor, Office of Personnel Management, Small Business Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs, The Veteran Employment Center provides access to public resume posting, targeted job searches for both public and private sector positions, a military skills translator and resume generator, as well as social media integration with bookmarking capability for saving job postings.
My Next Move for Veterans
Introduced as part of the White House's Joining Forces Initiative, this tool is powered by the Department of Labor and helps translate your military occupation into a civilian one. Simply enter your MOS or title, and you will receive a myriad of information, including sample job titles, skills, related occupations, wages, and an employment outlook. You can also browse careers by industry or search by key words.
Veteran Gold Card
Introduced as part of the White House's Joining Forces Initiative, the Gold Card provides unemployed post-9/11 veterans with six months access to personalized case management, assessments, and counseling at One-Stop Career Centers located across the country.
Department of Veterans Affairs
The US Department of Veterans Affairs provides patient care and federal benefits to veterans and their dependents. On their website, you will find a plethora of information covering many aspects of life as a veteran.
The New GI Bill
President Bush signed the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008, commonly called the new GI Bill, into law on June 30, 2008, following a year-and-a-half of advocacy, endorsement, and support by US Senators, dozens of US governors, and organizations from the VFW to the American Council on Education.