How We’re Helping Our Heroes Get Hired

The Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service works daily to make sure that those who serve have the employment support they need when they transition back into civilian life. Here are three ways we’re getting veterans back to work:

1. Transition Training

As a component of the Transition Assistance Program, or TAP, the Labor Department provides a mandatory three-day employment workshop, as well as an optional two-day Career Technical Training Track curriculum focused on licensing, credentialing and apprenticeship programs that lead to well-paying civilian jobs and meaningful careers.  During the 2016 fiscal year, the department hosted over 6,300 employment workshops worldwide for over 184,000 participants.

To keep this content current, VETS has conducted a comprehensive review of both courses using input from employers, veteran service organizations and other stakeholders who have unique perspectives and expertise with veterans employment. The revised curriculum will be taught beginning in 2018.

2. Support for Regional Hiring Events

Since June 2015, more than 860,000 veterans have used our American Job Centers to find employment resources – and we also bring assistance to them by participating in numerous hiring events around the country every year.

For example, VETS recently coordinated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and all six New England state employment workforce agencies for a veterans hiring event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. More than 120 local, regional and national businesses with vacancies gathered to conduct on-site job interviews with job-seeking veterans. State workforce agencies and volunteer