United States Department of Labor - Veterans' Employment and Training Service

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Description of ServiceThe United States Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) is the focal point for meeting veterans’ employment, training, and job security needs. Within the Department of Labor (DOL), VETS is directly supported by numerous DOL agencies. VETS utilizes an integrated approach to serving veterans that requires extensive coordination across all DOL agencies and partnering with other Federal agencies, veteran service organizations and employers that support veterans; employment programs.

VETS prepares separating service members and their spouses to transition from the military to the civilian workforce through the DOL Employment Workshop component of the Transition Assistance Program (TSP); VETS provides veterans with the critical resources, expertise and training to assist them in locating and obtaining meaningful careers; and VETS protects the employment rights of service members and veterans by investigation allegations of wrongdoing under the Uniform Service Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

Veteran Electronic Tools Guide

DoL Employment Workshop (www.dol.gov/vets/programs/tap): Curriculum of the three day Employmnet Workshops, conducted on military bases as part of service member transition, is now available online.

Gold Card Initiative (www.wageandhour.dol.gov/vets/goldcard): Post-9/11 era veterans are eligible to receive Gold Card services at American Job Centers. Gold Card services may include case management, development of an individual employment plan, and 6 months of follow-up services.

Service Locator ( www.servicelocator.org ): Find the American Job Center closest to you, where you’ll be treated as an individual and connected to the resources and services you need to be successful in our civilian job search. Veterans receive priority of service.

VETS Employment Assistance Map ( www.dol.gov/vets/aboutvets/contacts/map.htm ): Find the Director of Veterans Employment and Training in your state and learn more about local resources and services.

elaws – Veterans’ Preference Advisor ( www.dol.gov/elaws/vetspref.htm ): Obtain assistance in understanding employee eligibility and job entitlements, employer obligations, benefits and remedies under USERRA.

elaws – USERRA Advisor ( www.dol.gov/elaws/userra.htm ): Examine preferences veterans may be entitled to with regard to federal jobs.

Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) ( www.dol.gov/vets/): Learn more about all VETS programs, resources and online tools, including the My Next Move skills translator and eBenefits Employment Center.
Geographical AreaUnited States. (Includes all PA counties: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, York)
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Client Information
Target PopulationMilitary/Veterans
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1 Frances Perkins Building
Physical Site Address 2 200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Physical Site City, State, Zip Washington, DC 20210
Main Phone 866-487-2365
Web Address www.dol.gov/vets
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: United States Department of Labor
Affiliated Program: United States Department of Labor
This Service: United States Department of Labor - Veterans' Employment and Training Service
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Career Awareness (ND-2000.1500-120)
Career Counseling (ND-2000.1500-160)
Comprehensive Job Assistance Centers (ND-1500)
Employment (ND)
Military Transition Assistance Programs (TM-5200)
Specialized Information and Referral (TJ-3000.8000)
Veteran Employment Programs (ND-6500.9200)
Veterans (YN-9000)