Your One-Stop Career Center
At our Career Center, there is a Veterans Representative who specializes in helping veterans find the jobs and opportunities for which they qualify. In addition to priority referrals to jobs, vets can enroll in free job search workshops, find help developing a resume, learn about career training programs and get help understanding the network of veterans’ benefits available through the Veterans Administration, state and local governments.
According to estimates by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are approximately 21.1 million veterans residing in the U.S., 443,000 military veterans in the state of Maryland, and 77,000 veterans living in Prince George’s County.
VetJobs makes is easy to reach not only the transitioning military member, but also the highly qualified men and women who are veterans that have separated over the decades and are now productive members of the civilian work force in all disciplines.
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)
Services that may be provided by the VR&E Program include:
- Comprehensive evaluation to determine abilities, skills, and interests for employment
- Vocational counseling and rehabilitation planning for employment services
- Employment services such as job-training, job-seeking skills, resume development, and other work readiness assistance
- Assistance finding and keeping a job, including the use of special employer incentives and job accommodations
- On the Job Training (OJT), apprenticeships, and non-paid work experiences
- Post-secondary training at a college, vocational, technical or business school
- Supportive rehabilitation services including case management, counseling, and medical referrals
- Independent living services for Veterans unable to work due to the severity of their disabilities
Review the following link to assist with writing your roles and responsibilities and quantifying your key achievements. http://www.onetonline.org/crosswalk/MOC/
DOD TAP TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM – OBTAIN YOUR MILITARY PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR RESUME:
Review and obtain you DD2586, Verification of Military Experience and Training, to ensure you are capturing your military experience in your resume. DMDC
click on: Access VMET Documents
click on; VET Document DD2586
FEDERAL – VETERAN PREFERENCE
There are three types of veteran preference eligibility: Disabled (10-point preference), non-disabled (5-point preference) and sole survivorship (0-point preference). The following will give you a synopsis of each preference.
- 0-point Preference eligible – no points are added to the passing score or rating of a veteran who is the ONLY surviving child in a family in which the father, mother or one or more siblings.
- Served in the armed forces,and was killed, died as a result of wounds, accident, or disease, is in a captured or missing in action status, or is permanently 100 percent disabled or hospitalized on a continuing basis (and is not employed gainfully because of the disability or hospitalization), where
- The death, status, or disability did not result from the intentional misconduct or willful neglect of the parent or sibling and was not incurred during a period of unauthorized absence.
- 5 point preference eligibleif your active duty service meets any of the following:
- For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on August 31, 2010, the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom,or
- Between August 2, 1990 and January 2, 1992 or
- For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred after January 31, 1955 and before October 15, 1976.
- In a war, campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized or between April 28, 1952 and July 1, 1955.
- Those with no disability rating will fall into this category.
- 10 point preference eligibleif you served at any time, and you:
- You have a service connected disability,or Received a Purple Heart
- Disability rating of 30% or more or Disability rating of at least 10% but less than 30% or Disability rating less than 10%. NOTE: Any rating (1-100) is 10%
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