DOL Webinar Monday on Helping Veterans, Their Spouses in Transition to Civilian Employment

Before welcoming the trick or treaters tomorrow on Halloween, come listen to a U.S. Department of Labor webinar to share employment resources with military spouses.

DOL is presenting this free webinar as part of National Work and Family Month.

The aim of the program is to help “military spouses get the employment assistance they need to connect with meaningful employment and training resources to achieve their personal career goal,” according to the DOL announcement.

The Transition Assistance Program run by the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service is aimed to equip transitioning service members with the knowledge and skills they need to attain and retain civilian employment, such as writing a resume, interviewing well and negotiating a salary. Military spouses are also eligible to take this workshop and can register through the family support office on their installation.

Other ways in which DOL provides help to veterans, transitioning service members and their spouses include:

  • free employment and training services at nearly 2,500 American Job Centers across the country;
  • partnersjip the National Labor Exchange− used in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico by tens of thousands of employers. On an average day, it contains 2.1 million job listings collected from corporate job postings, state job banks, and the federal government’s USAJOBS website;
  • works with states and local employers to recognize the skills of veterans and military spouses when it comes to licensing and credentialing by encouraging them to recognize the credentials earned by military spouses;
  • promote on-the job training opportunities like registered apprenticeship;
  • proactively engage employers about hiring veterans and military spouses, and partner with national efforts such as the White House’s Joining Forces initiative, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program and the Defense Department’s Military Spouse Employment Partnership.

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