Coronavirus - Job and Unemployment Resources for Virginians and Veterans

March 24, 2020

 

A friend of mine recently compiled the below list of Job and Unemployment Resources available to Virginians and our Veterans. He shared it with me to forward onto others who might find it of assistance during this challenging time.

Online resources (currently available during social distancing)

  • Unemployment Insurance & How To File (Virginia)

  • Virginia Job Seekers (Everyone)

    • Virginia Workforce Connection

      • http://www.vec.virginia.gov/find-a-job

      • The Virginia Workforce Connection (VAWC) is your online source to connect with potential employers, search for jobs, find training opportunities, and research wage data along with industry and occupational trends.

      • Contact Info: 866-832-2363 (8:15am to 4:30pm, Monday - Friday. Closed state holidays.)

      • For TTY Callers: Virginia Relay, call 711 or 800-828-1120

    • Virginia Employment Commission

    • Virginia's Career and Workforce-Labor Market Information

    • State Government Jobs

      • http://jobs.virginia.gov/

      • The Commonwealth of Virginia has launched a new, streamlined state job application. Enhancements have been made to allow you to submit a resume and minimal personal information, in lieu of a full state application to be considered for a position. You may also apply using a mobile device. To learn more, log in with your same credentials and update your profile with your skills and experience.

  • Job Seeker Resources National (USA)

  • Job Seekers (Separating / Veterans / Retired military specific resources)

    • American Corporate Partnerships

      • https://www.acp-usa.org/

      • ACP’s free Mentoring Program connects post-9/11 veterans, active duty spouses and eligible military spouses (Protégés) with corporate professionals (Mentors) for customized mentorships. ACP assists veterans and eligible spouses on their path towards fulfilling, long-term careers, whether the veteran is job searching or newly employed.

      • Typical mentorship goals include:

        • Résumé review and interview preparation

        • Career exploration and understanding job opportunities

        • Career advancement once a position is obtained

        • Work-life balance

        • Networking

        • Small business development

        • Leadership and professional communication

    • Virginia Values Veterans

      • https://dvsv3.com/

      • The V3 Program helps employers develop and implement long-term strategies and nationally recognized best practices in recruiting, hiring, and retaining Veterans.

    • Call of Duty Endowment

      • https://www.callofdutyendowment.org/

      • The Call of Duty Endowment helps veterans find high quality careers by supporting groups that prepare them for the job market and by raising awareness of the value vets bring to the workplace.

    • Feds Hire Vets

      • https://www.fedshirevets.gov/

      • Feds Hire Vets is your single site for Federal employment information for Veterans, transitioning military service members, their families, and Federal hiring officials.

    • Hire Our Heroes

      • https://www.hiringourheroes.org/

      • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) initiative launched in March 2011 as a nationwide effort to connect veterans, service members, and military spouses with meaningful employment opportunities. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s vast network of state and local chambers and strategic partners from the public, private, and non-profit sectors, our goal is to create a movement across America in hundreds of communities where veterans and military families return every day.

  • Job Seekers (Military Spouses)

    • Department of Labor: Military Spouse Interstate License Recognition Options

      • https://www.veterans.gov/milspouses/

      • Military spouses serving in professions with occupational license requirements face special challenges. They experience gaps in employment and costly interruptions in their career trajectory due to frequent relocations. It is the policy of the U.S. Department of Labor to reduce employment barriers and enhance career opportunities for military spouses.

      • https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/vets/vets20180628 (press release explaining above resource)

    • Hiring Our Heroes (For Military Spouses)

      • https://www.hiringourheroes.org/military-spouses/

      • Hiring Our Heroes provides a variety of programs and events for military spouses. Whether you are preparing to make your next career move or reentering the workforce, HOH can help you every step of the way.

Paid for and Authorized by Friends of Glenn R. Davis