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Employment Resources for Veterans

Finding gainful employment upon returning home is one of the challenges veterans face. This page contains information on federal, state and local programs and events specifically created to assist veterans as they return to the workforce.

One-Stop Career Centers

One-Stop Career Centers provide useful online and in-person resources for job seekers. Career One-Stop is an online site that has a section devoted to veteran re-employment. Here you will find research tools that will assist you in matching your military skills to a civilian career, education resources for further training and a wide array of other veteran re-employment resources.

Every state in the country has One-Stop Career Centers to assist residents seeking employment. In New Jersey, veterans representatives (Vet Reps) at One-Stop Career Centers help employers and veteran job-seekers navigate the array of federal, state and local government programs and opportunities. In addition to helping veterans receive training and find jobs, dedicated Vet Reps offer personal assistance to both veterans and employers, host veterans job fairs and help employers pre-screen job candidates.

Find the NJ One-Stop Career Center in your area.

The GI Go Fund

The GI Go Fund is a non-profit organization that helps veterans apply for their government benefits and address issues related to employment. Their Veteran Incubator provides a shared space for veteran entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses. They also have a Training Center for veterans and their family members to learn various business skills. Trainings are offered online and through their training library. The Training Center offers mentor opportunities as well. 

The GI Go Fund is located at 1 Gateway Center, Newark, NJ 07102. For more information, call (866) 389-4446.

Career Planning

The US Department of Veteran Affairs offers educational and career counseling to veterans and their families. They can also assist with academic and adjustment counseling as well as resume support and goal planning. 

Veterans can apply for these services online, by mail, or by dropping off an application at a regional office. 

Additional Veterans Employment Resources

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has an employment resources section for veterans who are looking to enhance their education, skills, and careers. Find out more information here

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