A Veterans Employment Specialist is waiting to help!

A Veterans Employment Specialist is a veteran helping fellow veterans to find employment, build occupational skills, and access state and federal veterans’ services. Veterans Employment Specialists provide personalized service to:
  • Develop an action plan to meet your goals
  • Access employment priority for veterans
  • Job search assistance
  • Career exploration and planning
  • Discuss possible training options


Gold Card Program for Post 9/11 Veterans

The Gold Card initiative is a joint effort of the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS).  This program is designed to provide unemployed post-9/11 veterans with assistance in getting them back into the labor market as quickly as possible.

An eligible veteran can present the Gold Card at their local One-Stop Career Center to receive intensive services including up to six months of follow-up.  The Gold Card services will include a combination of intensive services, including skills assessment, career coaching, and job search assistance over a six-month period to jump-start the veterans’ job search process and reconnect them to the civilian labor force in high-demand sectors.  These services can help veterans identify transferable skills, career goals and job search strategies.  Veterans will be able to access services in-person and on-line. Information about this initiative can be found on the DOL website  and veterans will be able to print a Gold Card.


Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)

VRAP offers 12 months of training assistance in demand occupations to unemployed Veterans. For more information visit: http://benefits.va.gov/VOW/education.asp



Other Useful Resources

Funded By:
L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County Executive
Oakland County Workforce Development Board
Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program
Aides and auxiliary services are available upon request. TTY 771

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