Veterans Priority of Service

In accordance with the veterans priority provisions of the "Jobs for Veterans Act" (PL107-288), the Atlanta Regional Workforce Development Board has procedures in place to offer Priority of Service for Veterans and Eligible Spouses.  Eligible persons should complete the Veterans/Eligible Spouse Priority of Service Information form (PDF) and turn in it at the Career Resource Center for their county of residence.  * Priority of service for veterans means that if they meet minimum eligibility standards they would move ahead of others without their priority in the processing of their application as funding is available.  It does not exempt them from the hold on funding if there is no funding available.  They need to complete the process of their application so they can be placed on the waiting list.

Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is a free U.S. Department of Education TRIO program designed to help eligible U.S. military veterans enter and succeed in the postsecondary school of their choosing.  The VUB Program for the state of Georgia is offered through Georgia State University.

Operation: Workforce is a web-portal that serves as an on-line one-stop for veteran employment resources and services in Georgia and links resources from multiple state agencies and private organizations that serve veterans.

National Resource Directory: The U.S. Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs released a state widget on the National Resource Directory (NRD).  The NRD is for wounded warriors, transitioning service members, veterans and those who support them.  The site provides quick and easy access to thousands of resources to help in their recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration.

The Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, provides seamless transition for Service members, expands education and training opportunities for Veterans, and provides tax credits for employers who hire Veterans with service-connected disabilities. 

Establishment of a Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) provides eligible unemployed veterans between the ages of 35-60 with up to 12 months of retraining assistance in high-demand occupations.
VRAP Questions and Answers  (PDF)

Visit the Veterans Administration website for further details on the promotion of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit to employers who hire qualified veterans.

Veterans Green Force is an outreach, recruitment and placement program exclusively designed for military veterans that matches veterans’ military experience to the skills needed by green sector employers, links to training programs to provide skills in key subject areas, and connects with available jobs.

Vets 101 offers veterans free career planning tools in taking command of life after military service. Tools include a Navigator to help understand veteran’s benefits, a benefits and work calculator and information on more than 100 available veteran’s programs.

Visit  My Next Move for Veterans, a Labor Department website that allows veterans to enter their military occupation code and discover civilian jobs that call for similar skills. It connects veterans to local jobs and where they can get training necessary to be hired.

Read about services and benefits for post 9/11 era veterans offered by the U.S. Department of Labor's Gold Card Services (PDF).

American Corporate Partners (PDF) assists in transitioning service members in their professional development. Veterans are matched with a high-level corporate employee of one of ACP's 29 participating Institutions. They work together for a year on professional development goals and career counseling specific to that individual veteran's needs.

GAVE, is an entrepreneurship training program offered by Kennesaw State Continuing Ed for Veterans.

Monster-related resources for veterans include: 

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