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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
- 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 husbandâ
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.
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 Georgiaâ
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.
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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Georgia VECTR Center, at Middle Georgia State University, a collaboration between the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia, serves as a gateway for veteransâ
Veterans Hiring and Assistance Websites
Owned by veterans and serving veterans, Recruit Military aids vets and military spouses in attaining education, training and careers. Make yourself visible to employers by joining the candidate database, get information on job fairs and consult experts on entrepreneurial ventures.
Hero 2 Hired is a program of the U.S. Army Transition Strategic Outreach Office which provides a direct link between career openings and prospective veteran employees. Employers can promote their businesses, publish job postings and get in touch with skilled army talent, while army vets publish resumes and customize job searches to suit specific skills and interests.
VetJobs is an easy-to-use portal where veterans of all military branches and their families can search jobs and publish resumes.
Functioning out of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and recognized for excellence in veteran job placement, Hiring Our Heroes has helped over 20,000 veterans find work. Featuring a job search function, a personal branding resume engine, employment workshops and online mentoring, the program is dedicated to seeing 500,000 vets employed by 2014.
Boots to Loafers, Finding Your New True North is THE ultimate new Field Manual for all military or former military transitioning into the private sector. This book is designed to help you navigate the very difficult waters of making an effective transition out of the military and into civilian society and then they key, finding a job! It is not an easy task and many will have a difficult time trying to figure out what they need to do to be prepared to join the workforce in their new life “outside the gate”. Boots to Loafers is the answer.
The book is broken into three sections. Transition, Transformation, and Integration. Anyone transitioning out of the military will go through these phases. Topics such as types of interviews, preparation for interviews, how to dress, communications, leadership, the concept of rebranding yourself, corporate culture, leadership, home life after the military, the very confusing world of benefits and much more are covered in the book. Visit www.bootstoloafers.com
Veterans Education Training and Transition (VETÂ²) is a fully-funded program that equips veterans for civilian careers through a combination of classroom learning and/or online instruction as well as internship opportunities with employer partners. This program is one of the first of its kind in the nation. Successful students will earn a professional certificate from a world-renowned academic institution and be better positioned to land a civilian job.