Veterans


US Department of Veterans Affairs
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program
216-522-3535
Information: Rehabilitation and employment services for eligible veterans with a documented service related disability.
  Helmets to Hardhats
www.helmetstohardhats.org
866-741-6210
Information: Helmets to Hardhats helps military service members successfully transition back into civilian life by offering them the means to secure a quality career in the construction industry. Military service members are offered a three to five year apprenticeship at no cost.
     
Hiring Our Heroes
www.uschamber.com/hiringourheroes
202-659-6000
Information: Hiring Our Heroes is a program operated by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The statewide initiative was launched in 2011 to help veterans, service members and military spouses find employment by having state and local chambers and their partners hold job fairs across the nation.
  Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Veterans Program
http://jfs.ohio.gov/veterans/index.stm
888-296-7541
Information: The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Veterans Program provides employment and training resources to eligible veterans. Programs are implemented to increase opportunities for veterans to obtain job training and employment.
     
Ohio State Approving Agency
http://dvs.ohio.gov/VETERANS_EDUCATION/State_Approving_Agency
Information: The Ohio State Approving Agency works with veterans and a Certifying Officer to provide on-the-job or apprenticeship training to eligible veterans and teaches the skills necessary for jobs in the civilian workforce.
  Ohio Means Veteran Jobs
www.ohiomeansveteranjobs.com
Information: The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Ohio Means Veteran Jobs website is an online resource that provides information and tools to assist in the transition to civilian life. These resources include a list of veteran friendly employers, information on Federal and State benefits, job search capabilities, resume writing and a military to civilian skills translator.
     
Troops to Energy Jobs
www.troopstoenergyjobs.com
Information: Troops to Energy Jobs accelerates the training and employability of veterans for work in the energy sector. The program offers veterans the opportunity to be placed throughout the United States.
  Troops to Teachers
www.troopstoteachers.ohio.gov
800-852-6064
Information: Troops to Teachers is an assistance program that helps eligible military personnel use their skills, knowledge and experience in schools. This program is the product of collaboration between the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Defense.
     
Uniform Services Employment & Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
www.dol.gov/vets/programs/userra
614-466-2768
Information: The Uniform Services Employment & Reemployment Rights Act protects veterans’ careers so that they may be reemployed at their civilian careers after returning from duty and are not discriminated against due to their military service.
  Veterans Job Bank
www.nrd.gov/home/veterans_job_bank
Information: The Veterans Job Bank, powered by the National Resource Directory, provides employment opportunities targeted to veterans and works with businesses to identify qualified veterans for available jobs. The Veterans Job Bank offers access to employment opportunities for transitional service members and veterans.
     
Veteran Jobs Center
http://veteranjobs.stripes.com/
Information: Stars & Stripes offers a Jobs Center through their website that gives veterans access to thousands of jobs available throughout the country.
  Veterans Education Programs
www.gibill.va.gov
Information: The Department of Veterans Affairs offers many educational programs for active duty personnel and veterans. Many veterans and active duty personnel are eligible for more than one program offered through the Department of Veterans Affairs.
     
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program (VR&E)
http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre
800-827-1000
Information: The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program assists veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or greater to maintain employment, become employed and live suitable lifestyles. The VR&E also offers post-secondary training, on-the-job training and independent living services for veterans who are unable to work.