Specialized, priority employment services are extended to the men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces who have bravely served our country.
All veterans are eligible for priority service, including, but not limited to those returning from active duty, the disabled, or those retiring from the military.
A veteran representative at one of our American Job Centers can help you navigate the system and connect you to the programs that will best serve your needs.
As a veteran, you may qualify for assistance under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and be eligible for the following programs and services:
In addition to the services offered under WIOA, there are a host of other educational and training opportunities and assistance available to veterans, such as the following:
The term “Priority of Service” basically means that a covered person (military veteran or an eligible spouse) seeking a qualified job training program, shall be given priority over a non-covered person to receive employment, training, and placement services provided under that program.
Qualified job training programs are those for workforce preparation, development, or delivery that are directly funded, in whole or in part, by the U.S. Department of Labor. If a program has other eligibility criteria, those would need to be met first in order to be considered for enrollment in the program.
If you are a veteran or eligible spouse, please identify yourself as such when arriving at your local American Job Center or any office affiliated with the American Job Center. You will be moved to the front of the line and, after assessing your needs, will be directed to the individual who may best assist you. You will also receive priority for enrollment in programs for which you may qualify. On this site, under the job seeker tab, you will find information on a wide array of services and programs that are available through the American Job Center.
For the definitions of a Veteran or Eligible Spouse, please click on the link below to access the full Veterans’ Priority Provisions Policy. If you have any questions on whether you qualify, please call or stop into the American Job Center. We look forward to serving you just as you have served our country!