From the DoL Newsletter 15 November 2012 - In the next five years, 1.5 million military personnel will be transitioning from active duty to civilian life. Helping our military heroes find good jobs is a challenge — and a sacred obligation — that has been embraced by the department. In its efforts, the department has adopted a P3 campaign — to Prepare transitioning service members for civilian employment; to Provide resources and priority case management to veterans through the American Job Centers network; and to Protect their employment rights. The department is also part of the president's newly created Veterans Employment Initiative Task Force, designed to develop proposals to maximize the career readiness of all service members. This effort aims to give separating service members a clear path to; civilian employment; success in an academic or technical training program; or successful start-up of an independent business entity or nonprofit organization. The Task Force includes the departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Labor, Education, Small Business Administration, and the Office of Personnel Management. The department's commitments to veterans are being led and coordinated by the Veterans' Employment and Training Service.
• Visit the VETS Website
• Visit the American Job Center
• Visit Joining Forces
• Learn About My Next Move for Veterans
• Learn About the Gold Card
• Learn About Veterans Retraining Assistance