Jobboard: Transitioning Out of the Military and Looking For a Job? Click here for listings from companies looking for vets.
Want to Advance Your Career, Start a Business or Further Your Education? Transitioning from military to civilian life is a unique and uncertain time for military members and their families. It is a time when figuring out what you want to do is just as difficult as figuring out how to do it. Here is one way for veterans and spouses to do both. For a free Find-a-Future program developed by Walmart to serve the veteran community, click here.
Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government In 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order 13518, Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government, which establishes the Veterans Employment Initiative. The Initiative is a strategic approach to helping the men and women who have served our country in the military find employment in the Federal Government. The Executive Order states the Federal Government will help lead by example in promoting veterans’ employment,and “creating advocates for veterans’ employment within each federal agency.” All 24 agencies have established a Veterans Employment Program. You can contact the U.S. Department of State Veterans Employment Program Manager at [email protected].
To further support the Veterans Employment Initiative, the U.S. Department of State launched the Veterans Innovation Partnership (VIP) Fellows Program, a public-private alliance platform that serves America’s veterans and separating service members by preparing them for diplomacy and development careers through a one-year fellowship experience. For more information, please visit www.vipfellowship.org.
All federal jobs are posted on USAJOBS and linked here. You may search quickly for job postings — by skill, Department component, or state. Use the advanced search options on USAJOBS to further expand or refine your search for Department careers. To view all jobs open preferably to eligible veterans, select “Yes” under “Applicant Eligibility.”
VA Education Program Started During Pandemic To Retrain Unemployed Veterans Goes Mostly Unused A nearly $400 million program to retrain veterans who were forced into unemployment during the pandemic has gone mostly unused, lawmakers said Wednesday. Congress created the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program last year as part of the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion relief package that sought to bolster the economy as the country struggled with pandemic-related closures and layoffs. The program, known as VRRAP, offers education and training for veterans who became unemployed during the pandemic and have already used their GI Bill entitlement. Here
inTransition Program The inTransition Program is a free confidential program that provides specialized coaching and assistance for service members, National Guard members, reservists, veterans and military retirees who need access to mental health care when moving, being reassigned, returning from deployment, transitioning between active duty and reserve status, preparing to leave military service, or any other time they need a mental health provider. Click here or call 1-800-424-7877.