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Resources for Veterans

National Resources

USAJOBS (The Federal Government's Official Job Site) - The Federal Government has a long and outstanding record of employing veterans. Veterans have technical skills in areas of critical importance, and many also already have security clearances required for some Federal positions. Federal service provides a means for veterans to continue their noble service to this country. For more information visit https://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans.

Feds Hire Vets (The one stop resource for Federal veteran employment information) - The U.S. Office of Personnel Management's Government-wide Veterans Employment Website. This website is a critical component of the Federal Government's strategy for the recruitment and employment of Veterans. For more information visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/.

The United States Department of Labor - VETS (Veterans' Employment and Training Service) serves America's veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights. For more information visit http://www.dol.gov/vets/.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Offers education, training, vocational rehabilitation, and employment resources for veterans. For more information visit http://www.benefits.va.gov/vow/.

State/Local Resources

The New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs - A comprehensive list of services provided to veterans in New York State. Services include advocacy and assistance, education, employment, end of life planning, financial benefits and compensation, healthcare, housing and crisis management. For more information visit http://www.veterans.ny.gov/.

New York State Department of Labor: Veterans' Services - Search the Veterans Job Bank to find available job postings in your area. For more information visit http://labor.ny.gov/vets/vetintropage.shtm.

New York State Department of Labor: 'Experience Counts' - The new Experience Counts Initiative helps veterans transfer military service into certification for civilian jobs and enlists staff at New York State Career Centers to help place veterans in these jobs. New York State is looking to better recognize the skills and training veterans possess. For more information visit http://www.veterans.ny.gov/content/experience-counts.

Veterans Service Agency: Employment Opportunities for Veterans - A comprehensive list of local civil service job opportunities and resources provided to veterans in Erie County. For more information visit http://www2.erie.gov/veterans/index.php?q=employment-opportunities.

Additional Resources

VetCentral - Includes a comprehensive list of federal contractors and other Vet-friendly employers. These employers take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment covered veterans in accordance with Affirmative Action Programs, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), as amended, and the Jobs for Veterans Act. To view the entire list visit http://vetcentral.us.jobs/veteransmembers.asp

Top Military Friendly Jobs - G.I. Jobs 2014 lists the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers. This list ranks the best Military Friendly Employers in order from 1 to 100. This distinction is given to the top companies who have strong military recruitment efforts, a high percentage of hires with past military experience, and have company policies with respect to National Guard and Reserve service. To view the entire list visit http://militaryfriendly.com/

Job Opportunities for Veterans

The United States Postal Service - The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will be hiring thousands of workers as a result of the new contract negotiated by the American Postal Workers Union (APWU). "The APWU has a deep commitment to the men and women who have served our nation," said APWU President Cliff Guffey. In many instances, the USPS must hire veterans before civilians, provided they are on the appropriate hiring register. The Postal Service is posting the positions on its employment web page, www.usps.com/employment.

Teach for America - Teach For America is committed to having a teacher corps that is rich in diversity—ethnic, socioeconomic, gender and diversity of experiences—to ensure the greatest impact on the students our corps members teach. Students and whole schools greatly benefit from a veteran's depth of experience, strength in leadership and desire to continue to serve his or her country. For more information visit http://www.teachforamerica.org/our-organization/special-initiatives/veterans-initiative?gclid=CPHFsKvhwbwCFeJj7AodNyMAOA.

The Central Intelligence Agency - Your prior military service could qualify you to continue to serve your nation at the Central Intelligence Agency. Opportunities for qualified applicants are available in the U.S. and abroad. For more information visit https://www.cia.gov/careers/military-transition.

 

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