Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Employment Resources for Veterans

As we near Veteran's Day, the Orlando Employment Guide is gearing to release its fall version of the Veteran's Transition Guide. We distribute this resource twice a year to bases, veteran outlets and other places throughout the state of Florida to help transitioning soldiers get back on their feet and working in our communities. Over the next few days we will be providing some further resources and information to accompany the Vet's Guide here on the JobSpot.

If you are a veteran and have a transitioning story you wish to tell, please email us at greg.rollett@employmentguide.com to be featured in the JobSpot.

Did you know there are services and places for your to learn and grow into a new life after service?

It's our hope that with the articles in our archives, our job fairs and jobs in the Orlando area that we can help make the transition as smooth as possible. Below is a list of resources to use as a starting point n your search for life after military service.

Community of Veterans


Community of Veterans
This is a place to swap stories and learn from people like you. The Community of Veterans is designed for people who have served, want to talk about their experience and meet new people.

National Veteran's Foundation

Veteran's Resource FoundationA resource tool built to serve veterans in crisis management, information and referral needs. It's their hope that public awareness programs shine a consistent spotlight on the needs of American Veterans.

Camp Patriot Program

Camp Patriot
Camp Patriot Program takes disabled U.S. Veterans on outdoor adventures. The can provide a range of outdoor activities, and will be equipped to accommodate veterans with an array of disabilities. There's no cost to the veteran.

Military.com/Careers


Military Careers
Use this resource to find companies that are looking for veterans

The American Veteran Online Video Magazine


Veteran Video Magazine Resource
This is a monthly video magazine featuring important veteran issues and tells the stories of service and sacrifice made by America's men and women in uniform and discusses some of the benefits they have earned.

Benefits Fact Sheets
This program, which allows service members to apply for disability compensation benefits from VA before retiring or separating, has a goal of providing benefits within 60 days after release or discharge from active duty.

Military.com/Education-Home


After you have finished serving your country, find your new place in life with a degree.

Enable America

Enable America
Enable America’s objective is to increase employment among people with disabilities in the United States. To accomplish this goal, we are taking a two-pronged approach that reaches out to all members of the disability community and the business community.

Vet Friends


Vet Friends
This site helps you reunite with friends and family who are veterans of or are currently serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard.

Relief for Military Homeowners in the Stimulus Package

Veteran Home Stimulus Bill
The stimulus — signed into law by President Obama on Feb. 17 — features a provision titled the Military Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP). HAP benefits (normally payable only at BRAC locations) will be extended to certain military homeowners who bought homes before July 1, 2006 and who sell the homes before Sept. 30, 2012, according to MOAA.com.

Vocational Educational Counseling
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service provides vocational-educational counseling to veterans and certain dependents.

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