First and foremost, thank you for your service to both our country and our state. WorkForce West Virginia is proud to give veterans priority of service.
Veterans and eligible spouses who meet certain eligibility requirements for services will have early access to job listings and other benefits such as:
- Career assessment and counseling
- Assistance with resumes, cover letters, and interviewing skills
- Support services referrals
- Job placement assistance
- Information on careers, training, education, and financial aid
- Job search workshops
- Labor market information
- Computers with internet access
- Help with the online job application process
- Assistive technology for special needs
We understand that as a veteran, returning to civilian life can be challenging and include a number of life-changing decisions. Upon returning home, you may decide to continue your education or find a new career path. No matter where you fall on your career journey, WorkForce West Virginia is here to help!
To see if you are eligible, start by registering here. Don’t forget to fill out the military history section.
The Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) provides a 24/7 online resource assistance to all veterans, as well as to employers who want to hire veterans. The site was designed to be a virtual “first stop” for veterans, transitioning service members and their spouses in the employment search processes. The site brings together job banks, state employment offices, AJCs, opportunities in top trending industry sectors and employer assistance.
For more information, visit: veterans.gov
ADDITIONAL ONLINE RESOURCES
A variety of federal and state assistance programs and organizations are available to help veterans transition back into civilian life and find stable, long-term employment opportunities.
In accordance with Title 38, US Code and State legislation, qualified veterans are entitled to receive a priority in all employment and training programs and services. The Employment Service, a partner in the WorkForce West Virginia One-Stop Career Centers, is the delivery agent for U.S. Department of Labor-funded employment and training programs. Services are provided to all veterans through a network of Job Service offices in West Virginia.
The WorkForce West Virginia’s Veterans program is federally funded by Jobs for Veteran State Grants (JVSG) with approximately $1.1 million annually.