Veterans Job Resources

December 16, 2010

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EDD Services for Veterans
The EDD provides veterans services that include counseling, labor market information, job referrals, job search workshops, and job development with potential employers.

In cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor and the Navy Hospital San Diego, EDD added the REALifelines program to our longstanding veteran’s services. REALifelines focuses on ill and injured veterans returning from military service from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Military personnel who have sustained mental or physical injury so severe they cannot return to active duty receive personalized EDD assistance.

This year, our Transition Assistance Program (TAP) will help more than 27,000 active duty service men and women and their spouses make successful transitions from military life to civilian careers. During the past two years we have expanded the TAP outreach to include service members from California’s National Guard and Army Reserve units.

Job Fairs/Events
Events bringing employers and job seekers together.

California Department of Veterans Affairs
This state department administers benefits to California veterans and their families.

Department of Industrial Relations Apprenticeship Program
Promotes a wide variety of apprenticeship programs and the on-the-job-training programs including construction, healthcare, manufacturing, firefighting, culinary, and auto mechanics, among others. These services are available while continuing support from the Montgomery GI Bill benefit.

Department of Veteran Affairs
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Web site provides comprehensive information about veteran benefits, health care, services, and more.

Troops to Teachers
This program assists separating or retiring military personnel in pursuing a rewarding second career in public education (elementary, secondary or vocational) while also facilitating employment in public schools.

Hire Vets First
This national comprehensive career Web site promotes hiring America’s veterans or finding employers with job opportunities.

Veterans and Families
Veterans and Families is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit community service and support organization, founded and directed by veterans, family members, employers, mental health professionals, academics, philanthropists, and community leaders.

Special Operation Warrior Foundation
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides full scholarship grants and educational and family counseling to the surviving children of Special Operations personnel killed in operational or training missions and provides immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations troops and their families.

Walter Reed Army Medical Center
The Walter Reed Army Medical Center is the hub of the Walter Reed Health Care System which provides comprehensive health care for more than 150,000 soldiers, other service members, family members, and retirees.

Veterans of Foreign Wars
The Veterans of Foreign Wars has a rich tradition in enhancing the lives of millions through its community service programs and special projects.

National Archives and Records Administration
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the official repository for records of military personnel who have been discharged from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard.

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