Thank you veterans for your service to our nation. Many workforce professionals served as veterans and it’s an honor that so many are involved in IAWP. IAWP would also like to recognize the special sacrifices of military spouses.
2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII, the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War, and the 30th anniversary of both the end of the Panama Invasion and the beginning of Desert Shield.
Here’s several resources for helping veterans with job and related opportunities.
- The Apprenticeship.gov’s Servicemen and Veterans Page provides information and guidance for businesses, active duty military, transitioning service members, and veterans on the benefits and pathways into Registered Apprenticeships.
- The Job Accommodation Network’s Veterans and Service Members Page includes publications and resources that share accommodation situations and solutions for veterans and service members in need. Ask Jan’s Accommodation & Compliance Series: Veterans and Service Members is a downloadable Guide on reasonable accommodations for veterans and service members.
- The U.S Department of Veteran Affairs has Veteran Readiness and Employment resources available to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching.
- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provides a Veterans’ guide and frequently asked questions for understanding employment rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act in areas such as recruiting, interviewing, special hiring preferences and accommodating Veterans with disabilities.
- The CareerOneStop Veteran and Military Transition Center: For Disabled Veterans shares information on programs and resources to assist disabled Veterans locate assistance with accessing benefits as well as job placement and retention.
- O*Net’s My Next Move for Veterans interactive search engine helps veterans link to the information they need to explore civilian careers and related training, including how to write resumes that highlight related civilian skills. The O*NET Interest Profiler offers veterans personalized career suggestions based on interests, education, and work experience.
Concerns about the spread of COVID-19 has curtailed many Veterans Day events. However, we hope you can find some way to safety thank those who protected and continue to protect our freedoms. One option might be to view our nation’s Veterans Day Observance which will be live-streamed from Arlington National Cemetery here beginning at 11 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday, November 11.