What Every Veteran Needs To Know: Employment - Part 7 of a Series


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In the first of this ongoing series (


) we introduce some specific answers to general questions often asked and just as often misunderstood. In Part Two (


) we jumped into one of the "meatiest" of topics, VA Health Care. In Part Three (


) we pulled back a little bit and looked at the overall "other" Federal VA Benefits picture. In part Four (


) we dived back into the "details" as we looked at Counseling & Support. In Part Five (


) we looked at Housing and in Part Six (


) Education. Today, we'll take a look at what gives us some purchasing power, Employment.


VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment

: The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E;) program provides training and rehabilitation for veterans with VA service-connected disabilities. The VR&E; program is an employment oriented program that helps veterans with service-connected disabilities prepare for, find and keep suitable employment. Website: (



US Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS)

: Provides counseling, testing, placement, and other employment assistance. Telephone: (866) 4 USA-DOL Website: (



NYS Department of Labor Veterans' Services

: Telephone: (800) 342-3358 Website: (


). To find a NYS Veterans' Employment Representative in your area, Website: (



New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs

: Telephone: (888) VETS-NYS Website: (



NYS Job Vacancies

: Website: (



Hire Vets First

: Comprehensive career website veterans seeking employment or for hiring veterans of America's military. Telephone: (877) 872-JOBS Website: (



Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

: Prohibits discrimination against persons because of their service in the Armed Forces Reserve, the National Guard, or other uniformed services. USERRA prohibits an employer from denying any benefit of employment on the basis of an individual's membership, application for membership, performance of service, application for service, or obligation for service in the uniformed services. USERRA also protects the right of veterans, reservists, National Guard members, and certain other members of the uniformed services to reclaim their civilian employment after being absent due to military service or training. Website: (



Helmets to Hardhats

: Helps transitioning military personnel, Guardsmen, and Reservists find the best careers and apprenticeships in the construction and building industries. Telephone: (866) 741-6210 Website: (



Troops to Teachers

: A U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as teachers in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed. Telephone: (800) 231-6242 Website: (



Small Business Administration (SBA)

: Provides services and support to veterans who are starting a small business. Telephone: (800) 827-5722 Website: (




: Center for Veterans Enterprise: Federal Web Portal for Veterans in Business Telephone: (866) 584-2344 Website: (



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--- Regards, Walt Schmidt