Virginia Veterans Resource Guide

Finding Employment In addition to services provided by DVS, veterans are eligible for job referral, job training and job placement assistance through the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC). Veterans may access these employment services through a statewide network of VEC offices. The VEC also work with those that are currently transitioning out of the military. Employment Services for Veterans • Job readiness assessment, including interviews and testing; • Development of an Individual Employment Plan; • Career counseling that helps veterans in making training and career decisions; • Labor market and occupational information, to include training; • Referral to job banks, job portals, and job openings; • Referral to employers and registered apprenticeship sponsors; Register as a Job Seeker with the Virginia Workforce Connection for access to all the services available and so you can find a job and Employers can FIND YOU! You will find Job Search, Career Information, Training Opportunities, Skill requirements, Labor Market Information including Wage data, Industry and Occupational trends. Register at To learn more visit or call (866) 832-2363 Hiring Preference in State Government The Commonwealth of Virginia and Virginia localities give preference to honorably discharged veterans of the armed forces of the United States in its employment hiring policies and practices, provided that such veteran meets all of the knowledge, skills and eligibility requirements for the available position. Additional consideration is also given to veterans who have a service connected disability rating fixed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The Commonwealth of Virginia extends its veterans hiring preference to active members of the Virginia National Guard as well. The surviving spouse and dependents of service members killed in action are also entitled to the hiring preference. For more details visit • Referral to training by WIA-funded or third party service providers; and • Monthly follow-up by an assigned case manager for up to six months. Find a Job


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