Occasionally we hear of job/career opportunities that may be of interest to servicemembers and veterans. Check out some job possibilities here.
One-Stop Career Centers
We believe that those who stood first in line to defend their country should also be first in line to reap the benefits of freedom: a fair chance for a good education, a good job and a good life.
Veterans receive first priority referral to all jobs and training opportunities for which they are qualified. In the One-Stop Career Center, there is a Veterans Representative who specializes in helping veterans find the jobs and opportunities for which they qualify. In addition to priority referrals to jobs, vets can enroll in free job search workshops, find help developing a resume, learn about career training programs and get help understanding the network of veterans' benefits available through the Veterans Administration, state and local governments.
Am I a veteran?
If you are looking for employment in local, state or federal government, there is certain criteria that, if met, will entitle you to "veterans' preference." To gain full understanding of veterans' preference, talk to one of our dedicated veteran staff at your nearest One-Stop Career Center.
One-Stop Career centers are located throughout New Jersey and offer services (free of charge) to help you develop the skills necessary to succeed in a 21st century work environment. Each has a veteran representative on staff or available by appointment. To access service on line or to find a Center near you, go to http://www.careeronestop.org/.
Troops to Teachers - New Jersey
The Troops to Teachers program is designed to assist separating or retiring military personnel in pursuing a rewarding second career in public education (elementary, secondary or vocational) while also facilitating employment in public schools. A partnership between the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Defense, the long-term goal of the program is to help improve American education by providing mature, self-disciplined, experienced and dedicated personnel for the nation's classrooms. To find out more information, visit here.
New Jersey's Troops to Teachers office has counseled hundreds of interested military personnel, advising them on routes and programs to achieve full teacher certification in New Jersey, and referring them to school districts for employment. For information on the national Troops to Teachers program, visit here.
You served your country. Now you're ready for a new challenge.
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Hire Vets First - The mission statement for Hire Vets First is to provide veterans and transitioning service members with the resources and services to succeed in the 21st century workforce by maximizing their employment opportunities, protecting their employment rights and meeting labor-market demands with qualified veterans today. Learn more here.
Vet Jobs is the leading internet niche job board for reaching the 14 million military veterans currently in the workforce, as well as the 250 thousand active duty military personnel who transition each year, and their family members. VetJobs is an excellent source for candidates in information technology, program and project management, sales, linguists, logistics, transportation, human resources, manufacturing, engineering, finance, healthcare, accounting and senior executives. Visit VetJobs.com.
Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET)
This website is for use to obtain certification or verification of any job skills and experience servicemembers acquired while on active duty that may have application to your employment in the civilian sector.
Authorized users of VMET include members who have records in the VMET database. The VMET database contains records of individuals who served in the four DoD military services (Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps) on or after October 1, 1990. Note to Coast Guard members: Coast Guard information is not in the VMET database. However, if you separately served in one of the four DoD military services on or after October 1, 1990, then there may be information about your DoD military service in the VMET database. Learn more here.
New Jersey Department of Corrections
The New Jersey Department of Corrections is the second-largest employer in state government. Approximately 10,000 employees are currently immersed in rewarding careers with the department.
In order to successfully care out its mission, the Department of Corrections offers a wide variety of career opportunities in both administrative and operational areas.
The listings are just a sampling of the types of positions that are available: corrections officers, communications operators, secretaries, social workers, institutional trade instructors, maintenance, carpenters, recreation management, personnel administration, clerks, teachers, engineers, chaplains, electricians, plumbers, truck drivers, business, data entry, to name a few. Learn more here.
Army National Guard Apprenticeship Program
The Army National Guard Apprenticeship Program Initiative is an "earn while you learn" experience whereby soldiers learn new concepts and skills and also obtain national certification in one of over 100 trades while earning wages. These trades are mapped to over 200 military occupational specialties (MOSs) and eligible soldiers receive VA educational benefits while they pursue an apprenticeship program. Learn more, here.