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.
- Career Centers
- Online Services
- Submitting Job Order Requests
- Filing and Paying UI Taxes
- Submitting Work Permit Job Information
- Filing a Partial Claim
- Tax credit incentives to reduce the cost of hiring new employees
- Advertisement of job opening on State web site
- National Labor exchange web site
- Recruitment assistance, including services onsite at businesses or interviewing at one of our career centers
- Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
- ESGR develops and promotes employer support for Guard and Reserve service by advocating relevant initiatives, recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of applicable laws, and resolving conflict between employers and service members.
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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 the compensation and how do I apply?
- I have been told that I should apply for VA benefits because my husband
The Georgia National Guard provides a variety of service for current and retired Guardsmen. The Georgia National Guard also provides detailed information on education, incentives, and employment.
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 Program provides a range of services for Guardsmen and their families, including a Job Assistance Center.
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 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.
VETERANS HIRING AND ASSISTANCE WEBSITES
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.
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 the 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
VETLANTA is a club operated exclusively for veteran social and business networking and community service purposes. Our purpose is to foster collaboration among Atlanta area businesses to support veteran-orientated initiatives. We seek to strengthen the community of Atlanta through empowering veterans, recognizing their individual and collective skills. We network with Atlanta area businesses (including non-profits, education institutions, government agencies), to find those organizations with like-minded values who may have opportunities for veterans. To maximize our impact on current efforts, VETLANTA may become involved with local volunteer opportunities in order to facilitate camaraderie and give veterans a chance to network effectively.
Veterans Education Training and Transition (VET²) 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.