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State Services Services For The Veteran
What We Do Assist Veterans in finding meaningful employment Work with employers to develop jobs and job training opportunities Conduct outreach to local Veteran Service Organizations to promote the employment and welfare of Veterans
Locating State Employment Offices http://www.servicelocator.org http://www.servicelocator.org Assistance available in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and Guam
Eligible Veterans Any person who served on active duty for a period of 180 days or more and Received a discharge that is other than dishonorable or Discharged from active duty because of a service connected disability
Eligible Veterans Reservists A member of a reserve component ordered to active duty and served on active duty: During a period of war In a campaign for which a campaign badge is authorized and awarded Discharged from such duty with other than a dishonorable discharge
Services Available Assistance with job searches and referrals to companies Information about other resources Career counseling/career planning Computer lab with internet access Resume assistance Current Labor Market Information (LMI) Seminars (Resume Preparation, Interviewing, Networking) Testing/Skills Assessment Job Fairs
Other Assistance Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Intensive Services Youth Programs VA Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment http://vetsuccess.gov/ State Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Suit-Up to Move-Up Child Care Services Coordinator Military Family Employment Services Small Business Development
Military Family Employment Direct customer service to spouses and working age dependents of active duty Educate employers on value of hiring a military family members Representatives in Fort Walton Beach, Crestview and military installations
www.employflorida.com Job listings from local employers Federal contractors are required to list all job opportunities All new jobs matched with active veteran registrants **Daily Email to Veterans** www.careersourceokaloosawalton.com The State of Florida Job Bank
formerly Unemployment Compensation Reemployment Assistance
If retirement pay is $1100/month or more you will not qualify for UC in Florida (other states may be different) Florida has a maximum “weekly” benefit of $275 Retiree Eligibility
Non-Retiree Eligibility Must have completed first full term of enlistment (4 years) unless your DD214 reflects the following: Completion of required active service Insufficient retainability Reduction in force To attend school Holiday Early Release Program Defective enlistment agreement Erroneous entry Medical disqualification Hardship Personality disorders
File on the Internet at: http://floridajobs.org/ Who can file? - Anyone - Must meet RA guidelines Reemployment Assistance
USERRA continues the protection of civilian job rights and benefits for veterans and members of Reserve components to 5 yrs + additional year if it was for the convenience of the government Forward claims to Tallahassee Website: http://www.dol.gov/elaws/userra.htmhttp://www.dol.gov/elaws/userra.htm Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act
VA Work Study Program UP TO 25 HOURS PER WEEK MUST SERVE VETERANS PAY IS TAX FREE ULTRA FLEXIBLE HOURS FWB, CRESTVIEW & FREEPORT POWERFUL NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY
Volunteer-driven Professional Placement Network program to provide networking and career support for professionals. For Individuals we provide: – Networking, office facilities, leads, coaching – Awareness of new career and training opportunities – Identify, recruit and develop job openings through employer contacts For Employers we provide: – Access to a rich pool of talented and experienced professionals from a diverse range of occupations – Offer an efficient means to fill professional positions at no fee to employers Emerald Coast Professionals
What Can You Expect? Step 1: Meet with a VA Work Study and/or a specialized counselor Step 2: Identify your employment goals and what’s needed to reach those goals Step 3: Create a personalized roadmap Step 4: Move toward your next career
Visit your nearest CareerSource office Attend job fairs Expand your network Keep working your resume Practice interviewing Sign up for veteran email Thank you for serving our country! Next Steps
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