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:
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- 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 VeteransThe 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.