At the 21 February 2018 Council meeting — and among a gamut of topics including its Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS), the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) for separating servicemembers, grants for homelessness efforts, and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) — Mr. David Cummiskey, Assistant Director in Pennsylvania for the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), introduced the Veterans.gov website. Although we are convinced personalized, pro-active point-of-service can not be overlooked or replaced, this website is a welcomed addition for beginning the transition to civilian employment or, for older veterans, re-employment. It needs more marketing.
Veterans.gov appears to be the U.S. Department of Labor’s latest attempt to pull together all aspects and parts of the veterans employment scene, to include the efforts of other agencies. Essentially, it acts as a portal website towards answering questions for veterans seeking employment, those trying to start up a business, and employers seeking out veterans. It includes powerful search engines. As a relatively new site, it has some broken links as of this writing, but it logically remains the first “website” point of entry for finding employment and employment advice. As such, Veterans.gov should become your “go-to”, “one-stop” employment website.
After all, it is the U.S. Department of Labor which pays the most attention to veterans employment — funding most, if not all, of our state government’s veterans employment efforts for this important population.
For other employment resources, to include other websites of note, click here.
As of 23 February 2018