DOL Launches Redesigned Web Site to Help Returning Military Veterans Find Employment

The U.S. Department of Labor is making a renewed push to help link up returning veterans and employers, announcing today the launching of veterans.gov, a 1-stop online resource for veterans’ employment services.

“The website brings together job banks, state employment offices, American Job Centers, opportunities in top-trending industry sectors, and employer assistance in a single online location,” the DOL announcement said.

For job seekers, the site offers:

  • One-on-one assistance in the nearly 2,500 American Job Centers in communities nationwide.
  • Veterans’ Job Bank/National Labor Exchange online job listings.
  • Searchable career paths by industry, by similarity to military careers, or by keyword.
  • Links to approved local training programs, colleges and universities.
  • Resources from federal partners to connect with industry-specific career programs in sectors including agriculture, transportation, energy/utilities, homeland security and other federal employment.
  • Tools to learn how to become an entrepreneur and to start a business.
  • Connection to the Veterans Employment Center portal.

For employers, the site provides:

  • Ability to connect with the VETS’ regional employer outreach specialists to access local resources for meeting your unique hiring needs.
  • Ability to upload available openings and position descriptions to the Veterans’ Job Bank/National Labor Exchange database.
  • Access to “America’s Heroes at Work,” a free toolkit to assist employers seeking to hire veteraAbility to make a commitment to hire veterans on the Veterans Employment Center portal.
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