Operation: Workforce is designed to help you use your Military Occupational Job Code to find the best job for your skills. It is offered exclusively to those who have served this country and can be the first step in landing the right job for you.
- You can build a personal profile that highlights your job skills, education and qualifications.
- You can see recommended jobs for your skill set.
- You can search and apply for jobs throughout the state.
- You can connect with Georgia employers seeking the best-possible candidate for their jobs.
The Governor's Office of Workforce Development (GOWD) was created in August 2006 to improve the job training and marketability of Georgia's workforce and drive future economic growth for the state. GOWD through the State Workforce Investment Board (SWIB) have made veterans a priority in Georgia’s workforce system.
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is dedicated to serving veterans, their spouses and employers. GDOL staff can assist veterans with: finding work; transitioning into the workforce; building career skills; credentialing military experience and training; and accessing state and federal veterans services to support veterans, their families and employers. GDOL offers comprehensive services through their Career Centers and additional services online.
- Veteran assistance and information
- Direct job referrals to our job postings
- Labor market information
- Résumé / application and cover letter assistance
- Information on veterans employment benefits, rights and preferences
- Filing for Unemployment Insurance
- Veterans’ Employment Initiatives - Gold Card
- Veterans’ Employment Initiatives - Georgia Troops to Teachers
- Vow to Hire Heroes (Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) )
- GI Bill (Post 9/11 and Other Programs)
- Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
- Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
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The mission of the Department of Veterans Service is to serve the some 774,000-plus veterans residing in Georgia, their dependents and survivors in all matters pertaining to Veterans benefits. The Department's mission falls into two basic tasks: informing the veterans and their families about veterans' benefits; and directly assisting and advising veterans and their families in securing the federal and state benefits to which they are entitled.
- How do I obtain a Copy of my DD Form 214?
- How do I get a certified copy of my DD Form 214?
- How Do I obtain the Standard Form 180?
- How do I obtain the Georgia Free Driver's License Certification for Veterans?
- Who is eligible to receive a Georgia Driver's License?
- How do I obtain Military Medals from service?
- I have been advised to apply to VA for compensation. What is compensation and how do I apply?
- I have been told that I should apply for VA benefits because my husband’s death was the result of a service connected disability.
- What benefits am I entitled to and how do I apply?
- How do I locate a veteran?
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Georgia Department of Driver Services provides priority of service to service members and veterans through after-hours access in order to take advantage of a variety of services, including expedited CDL licensing.
The Technical College System of Georgia provides a unified system of technical education, adult education , and customized business and industry training. Technical College System of Georgia provides a unified system of technical education, adult education , and customized business and industry training.
Rehabilitation Services operates five integrated and interdependent programs that share a primary goal -- to help people with disabilities to become fully productive members of society by achieving independence and meaningful employment. The largest of the programs are Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program, Disability Adjudication Services, and the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation. Two other unique programs serve consumers with visual impairments -- the Business Enterprise Program and Georgia Industries for the Blind.
The Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation, Inc. provides assistance on an emergency relief basis to soldiers and airmen serving in the Georgia National Guard and other qualified military members living in the State of Georgia. The Foundation, although not a military organization, is recognized as an official support organization of the Georgia National Guard.
The Wounded Warrior Project Aims foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history by raising awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, helping injured service members aid and assist each other, and providing unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.
The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime Veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.
The Georgia Warrior Alliance is a partnership of Georgia-based nonprofits and includes representatives from business and community-based organizations working together to establish Georgia’s most comprehensive health, education and jobs program for our injured warriors and their families.
Hire Our Heroes offers resources to employers which make it easier to find veterans with the skills needed to fill job openings..
Hire Heroes USA has built a national reputation of excellence for its success at helping unemployed veterans find jobs – currently at the rate of one veteran confirmed hired every business day.
The American Council on Education collaborates with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to review military training and experiences and recommend appropriate college credit for members of the Armed Forces. ACE Veterans Programs promote access to and success in higher education for the more than 2 million service members and their families who are eligible for benefits under the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. ACE reviews military training (courses) and experiences (occupations) with the goal of awarding equivalent college credits for those experiences. The Military Guide Online has over 18,000 exhibits (15,000 courses/3,200 occupations) dating back to 1954.
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