FOR VETERANS

For all OED programs, priority of service will be given to those veterans that fall into the following categories:

  • Special Disabled Veteran (30% or more compensable award from VA for service-connected disability, OR any VA Voc Rehab client, OR any veteran discharged because of a service-connected disability regardless of rating)
  • Disabled Veteran (less than 30% compensable award from VA for service-connected disability) 
  • Recently Separated Veterans
  • Campaign Veterans (including Vietnam Era Veterans).
    Special emphasis is placed on minority veterans, female veterans and economically disadvantaged veterans in any of the above listed categories.

Job Search Assistance

Job search assistance is provided through a three-tiered assessment process to determine level of services required. Services provided include:
  • Employment Service Registration
  • Skills Assessment
  • Career Counseling
  • Referral to support agencies
  • Resume preparation assistance
  • Interview strategies instruction


Who Qualifies as a Veteran?

A veteran is a person who served on active duty for more than 180 days or was discharged or released, other than dishonorable discharge, or was released or discharged because of a service connected disability. Those who were medically discharged or are a member of a Guard or Reserve unit called to 'Active Duty' during any length or period of war or campaign for which a campaign ribbon was awarded are also eligible.

Military-To-Civilian Job Translator

Visit www.mynextmove.org/vets  or a Military-to-Civilian job translator tool. This platform automatically provides a simple translation or "crosswalk" interface which allows service men and women transitioning into civilian life the opportunity to use their current Military Occupation Code (MOC) to find civilian jobs. Simply put, a veteran to selects their branch and MOC, and the site then automatically crosswalks that to civilian jobs requiring the same basic skill set.

For Example:

  • (Army) 25B = Information Technology Specialist (Civilian)
  • (Navy) 0904 = Critical Care Nurse (Civilian)
  • (Marines) 1310 = Civil Engineer (Civilian)
  • (Air Force) 3D032 = Network Administrator (Civilian)
  • (Coast Guard) 91 = Physician (Civilian)


Other Helpful Military to Civilian Translation Sites and Crosswalk Tools

More information like this available:     2013-Federal Benefits http://www.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book.asp

Transition Assistance
The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) is available to active duty military serving at local military installations and who are separating or retiring from service.

TAP provides information related to disability pension, discharge documents, educational assistance, unemployment insurance, re-employment rights, and other veteran related issues.

Case Management
Case Management provides a more intensified job search assistance to include: additional assessment and testing, more in-depth career counseling, an employability development plan, individualized job development, referrals to outside agencies as appropriate, and follow-up services.

Training/Skills Upgrade/On-the-Job Training
Provides information on specific training programs available to the veteran.

Employer Outreach
Employer outreach involves contacting employers to explain services available to them through OED-Workforce Development, job development for case-managed veterans and obtaining job orders.

Specialized Veterans’ Service Representative
Veterans Employment and Training Specialists assist veterans with career guidance, job development, case management and referrals to other service providers depending on needs. This is also known as Disabled Veteran Outreach Program (DVOP) and Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER).

Link to Veterans’ Services
The State of Colorado provides website links for services available to veterans at the federal, state and local level. See http://www.coworkforce.com/vet/

 


The Denver Office of Economic Development is an Equal Opportunity Agency and, in accordance with the Jobs for Veterans Act (Public Law 107-288), the Denver County Workforce Centers provide veterans priority of service for all program services that are directly funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. Accommodations provided upon request.

 

 


 


EMPLOYERS!

Interested in developing or enhancing a Veterans hiring initiative for your company but don't know where to begin?

Start by reading this excellent flyer, "Hire a Veteran," from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

A free, downloadable Toolkit is available. It is designed to assist and educate employers who have made the proactive decision to include transitioning Service Members, Veterans and wounded warriors in their recruitment and hiring initiatives.

The U.S. Department of Labor recognizes that employers can sometimes find it difficult to navigate the plethora of Veterans hiring resources available to them. This Toolkit was developed to simplify the process and put valuable resources at your fingertips. It serves to pinpoint helpful tools and outline some important steps to take when designing a Veterans hiring initiative that works for your particular business.

Recognizing that each employer is unique, this guide allows you to select from promising practices and other resources that employers are using to successfully welcome talented and skilled Veterans into their companies. Whether you are looking to create a plan from scratch or retool existing efforts, we encourage you to reference this guide and design an initiative that works for you.

View and download the Toolkit here.

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