Labor Day honors America’s workers and all they have achieved. At the Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS), it is our honor to serve and support you as you transition to the next stages of your working life.
Whether you are transitioning from the military, recently separated, or have been a Veteran for years, you bring talent to the table.
When you joined the service, you learned a military occupation and spent years honing your technical and leadership skillset. You were trained in multiple skills and tasked with varied responsibilities. This experience translates well to the workforce and makes you an asset for employers in any number of industries.
At VETS, we’re here to provide you with the information and support you need to prepare for a meaningful career.
This Labor Day, take the next step toward reaching your full potential in the workplace:
Need assistance connecting with career or training resources?
At nearly 2,400 American Job Centers nationwide, you can search for jobs, find training and ask employment-related questions. Eligibility is open to all Americans. Find your closest center by entering your ZIP code here, or explore their many online resources at CareerOneStop.org.
Interested in a new career path?
Consider an apprenticeship. You can receive paid on-the-job training, mentorship and a portable credential in your new industry. Whether you’re active duty, separating soon or a Veteran, this may be a great fit for you. Learn more about eligibility and how to take the next steps at Apprenticeship.gov
Want to learn how to identify employers and companies committed to hiring you?
Check out our HIRE Vets Medallion Program. It’s the only federal program that recognizes employers of all sizes for their Veteran hiring efforts. Find employers who value your unique skills and experience by viewing the most recent list of award recipients.
Are you a National Guardsman or Reservist?
You’re protected by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). We can help you address service-connected problems with civilian employment. Learn more about your rights and how we protect them here.
Is your military spouse pursuing employment goals?
Encourage your spouse to take advantage of our free Transition Employment Assistance for Military Spouses (TEAMS) workshops. We can help them tackle the unique employment barriers they face when looking for work. All military spouses of transitioning service members are eligible and we offer courses at convenient times.
Looking to gain civilian work experience prior to leaving the military?
The Department of Defense SkillBridge Program might be a great fit for you. The program is open to service members of any rank, enlisted or officer. Use up to the last 180 days of your military service to train and learn with an industry partner.
Wherever you are in your career, VETS can help. Our team is committed to making sure your excellence is recognized by the civilian sector. Your success is our mission.
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