When you leave the military, the biggest question is "what's next?" It's a scary job market right now, but the skills you've received in the military make you highly marketable. The Legion sponsors dozens of veterans hiring fairs each year, and our employment experts also provide tips to writing resumes, networking and making a strong impression in the interview process.
The Department of Labor (DoL) has announced it is funding 22 grants totaling more than $9 million to provide approximately 4,000 veterans with job training. The grants are being awarded under DoL's Veterans Workforce Investment Program. State and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and non-profit organizations will receive the funding and will be given it for a second and third year, as long as they can demonstrate that their first-year funding was effective and adequately serving their geographic areas and population.
The Veterans Workforce Investment Program emphasizes training for veterans who are interested in "green" jobs that are currently available in the marketplace or expected to be soon. Such jobs include those related to energy efficiency and renewable energy, modern electric power development and clean vehicles. Grantees under this program coordinate their efforts with various local, state and federal social service providers.
Click here to view a list of grantees and award amounts. If the name of an organization appears more than once, it has more than one grant, each serving a different sub-population of veterans.