American Job Centers offer a variety of services to assist veterans, transitioning military personnel, and other qualified individuals. Veterans and other eligible persons may also receive one-on-one assistance.
Local Veterans Employment Representatives (LVERs) seek out hiring opportunities within the local areas by contacting businesses, Federal agencies and contractors, and employer associations to encourage the hiring and advancement of qualified veterans.
Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program (DVOP) staff provide specialized employment assistance to eligible veterans who have special employment and training needs.
The DVOP assist individuals to overcome barriers that prevent them from gaining meaningful employment. DVOP provides extensive career coaching to enable eligible veterans in overcoming barriers and provides resources to assist them in meeting their employment goals.
Local Veterans Employment Representatives
Military Corps Career Connect (C3) Grant
Military Corps Career Connect, better known as C3, is a workforce-lead initiative aimed at reducing the unemployment rate of veterans and active duty military spouses in Maryland. Transitioning active duty service members, active duty spouses, and recently separated veterans (non-retiree)* are provided a customized set of services that allow them to successfully transition careers. C3 also connects Maryland businesses with qualified veterans and active duty spouses that meet their needs. C3 is funded by a $4.2 million National Dislocated Workers Grant from US Department of Labor.
The Southern Maryland Workforce Development Area has a Veteran Navigator who works with veterans, transitioning service members, and active duty military spouses by providing individualized career coaching services and access to funding for in-demand training and certification programs. The current grant is ending March 31, 2020.
- Transitioning Service Members (either retiree or separatee), need to transition by the end of the grant period
- Active Duty Spouses:
- That relocated to Maryland within the last 48 months AND
- Are unemployed or underemployed
- Maryland Veterans (non-retiree) who:
- Separated within the last 48 months AND
- Are unemployed or underemployed (other than dishonorable discharge)