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1 Women Veterans and Employment U.S. Department of Labor (DOL ) Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) Women Veteran Program - Dr. Nancy A. Glowacki

2 U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Some are veterans (or transitioning service members) trying to take what they’ve learned protecting our Nation and put it to use at home. Some are women trying to achieve economic parity with men. The Department of Labor is committed to expanding opportunities for all American workers. Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) Women Veteran Program

3 U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) Women Veteran Program 10% of veterans are women 2% of women are veterans 2.2 million women veterans (and counting) Some of us are both. Women comprise 10% of overall veteran population Among the civilian workforce, women comprise 13% of veterans Women comprise 20% of Gulf War II veterans Less than 2% of women in the U.S. are veterans

4 U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) Women Veteran Program Free Employment Workshops Free Local Employment Assistance Reintegration Services for Veterans Experiencing Homelessness Protection of Employment Rights Online Tools The Department of Labor is here to help.

5 Free Employment Workshops Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) Women Veteran Program 1.Transition Planning 2.Career Exploration and Validation 3.Job Search Planning 4.Building an Effective Resume 5.Federal Hiring and Federal Resumes 6.Interviewing Skills 7.Post-Interviewing Analysis Transition Goals, Plans, Success (GPS) / Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Full Curriculum and Participant Guide Now Online

6 Free Local Employment Assistance American Job Centers = 2,536 Comprehensive = 1,707 Affiliate = 829

7 Free Local Employment Assistance  Determination of eligibility for other services  Outreach, intake and orientation  Initial assessment of skills, abilities, aptitudes and service needs  Job search and placement assistance  Provision of workforce information  Job placement follow-up  Comprehensive and specialized assessments of skills and service needs  Development of individual employment plans  Employment counseling and career planning  Case management  Prevocational or pre-training short-term skill development services  Occupational skills training  Skill upgrading and retraining  On-the-job training  Workplace training combined with related instruction  Entrepreneurial training  Job readiness training  Adult education and literacy Intensive ServicesCore ServicesTraining Services Veterans receive priority of service at all Department of Labor employment and job-training programs, including American Job Centers (AJCs) Post-9/11 Era Veterans are eligible to receive Gold Card services (6 months)

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10 Reintegration Services for Veterans Experiencing Homelessness Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) Women Veteran Program  Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) Provides job training, counseling, and placement services to expedite the reintegration of homeless veterans into the labor force  Homeless Female Veterans and Veterans with Families Program (HFVVWF) Provides supportive services to eligible homeless female veterans and homeless veterans with families  Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program (IVTP) Provides supportive services to eligible incarcerated veterans who are “at risk” of becoming homeless  Stand-Down Grants Numerous free services like health and dental checkups, benefits counseling, employment services, and housing referrals to homeless veterans all in one place at one time.

11 Reintegration Services for Veterans Experiencing Homelessness Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) Women Veteran Program To learn more about local resources and services: Visit an American Job Center or Contact the Director of Veterans Employment and Training in your state

12 Protection of Employment Rights Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) Women Veteran Program Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) VETS enforces U.S. veterans’ re-employment rights to return to civilian employment once tour of duty concludes USERRA Advisor assists veterans in understanding employee eligibility and job entitlements, employer obligations, benefits and remedies under USERRA. Veteran’s Preference in Federal Employment Veterans’ Preference Advisor allows veterans to examine the preferences for which they might be entitled with regard to federal jobs.

13 Online Tools Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) Women Veteran Program Allows veterans to type in their military occupation code and find similar civilian careers More than 900 career options to explore Description of work Education, knowledge, skills, and abilities required Personality traits and technical software used Job outlook and average salary

14 Online Tools https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/jobs

15 Online Tools Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) Women Veteran Program Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) Learn more about free employment services and resources for veterans Women Who Served Learn more about women veterans and employment, the status of working women in America, and free employment services and resources for veterans

16 Women Who Served: Stand Up, Speak Up, and Claim Your Veteran Status Proudly! Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) Women Veteran Program

17 U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) Women Veteran Program American Job Centers DOL Veterans Employment And Training Service (VETS) DOL VETS Women Who Served Dr. Nancy A. Glowacki


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