Veterans’ Employment Resources: for Veterans’

Illustration of the USA national flagThis week, most of us are looking forward to the upcoming long weekend. It’s a time to spend with family and friends and celebrate the start of summer. It’s also the time to pay tribute to our nation’s Veterans.

On Monday, Memorial Day, we will remember those who have died in service of the United States of America. We are grateful to all who have served our country.

At the Disability Empowerment Center, we like to take this week to honor and support the disabled Veterans. So, we wanted to take an opportunity to provide some resources for disabled Veterans.

Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

(click title to visit website) Pennsylvania’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) has a dual mission: to provide quality service to the Commonwealth’s veterans and their families, and to oversee and support the members of the Pennsylvania National Guard (PNG).

Disabled Veterans National Foundation

(click title to visit website) The Disabled Veterans National Foundation is a charitable organization that changes the lives of veterans who came home wounded or sick.

Veterans Employment and Career Transition Advisor

Developed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS), the Veterans’ Employment and Career Transition Advisor provides valuable information and access to contact information for one-on-one employment assistance and online resources to assist transitioning service members and veterans in their reintegration into the civilian workforce.

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV)

This program is designed as an intensive training program to offer experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management for veterans with disabilities resulting from their service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Hero Health Hire

A coalition of health care companies dedicated to helping our nation’s disabled veterans find and retain meaningful employment.

Operation Hand Salute

AT&T Operation Hand Salute is a national education and mentoring program designed by John F. Kennedy (JFK) University to help service disabled veteran-owned businesses improve operations and be better positioned for business growth. During this national program, AT&T Global Supplier Diversity will work with qualified business leaders to help them in three key areas: mentoring, education, presentation.

Ability One

The AbilityOne Program is a Federal initiative to help people who are blind or have other significant disabilities find employment by working within a national network of over 600 Nonprofit Agencies that sell products and services to the U.S. government.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Assists veterans with service-connected disabilities by offering help in preparing for, finding, and keeping suitable employment. For more information about vocational rehabilitation and employment services, contact the local Department of Veterans Affairs regional office at the national toll-free telephone number: 1-800-827-1000.