The American Job Center Community Network is dedicated to helping veterans reach their employment goals!
With thousands of available jobs in Prince George’s County, we believe that a veterans service and experience make them ideal candidates for local employers. Your first step is to contact a local American Job Center.
CUSTOMIZED SERVICES FOR VETERANS
American Job Center partners have customized services for veterans, transitioning service members, spouses of transitioning service members, spouses of veterans, and veterans with severe barriers.
Partners can help translate military skills and experience for civilian employers and job opportunities, provide FREE training for industry recognized credentials, develop civilian job search skills and connect service members and veterans to customized employment opportunities.
AMERICAN JOB CENTER VETERAN SERVICE PARTNERS
Job for Veterans State Grant (JVSG)
Operated by the Maryland Department of Labor,(DLLR) the JVSG program offers services to veterans with severe barriers to employment. Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) Specialists and Local Veterans Employment Representatives (LVER) provide intensive case management services to veterans with barriers to employment, disabled veterans, etc.
LVER’s conduct outreach to employers and engage in advocacy efforts with hiring executives and managers to increase employment opportunities for veterans. LVER staff are also responsible for ensuring that veterans are provided the full range of priority workforce services in the American Job Center, providing functional oversight over the American Job Center’s Veteran’s Program and service delivery strategies and services targeting veterans.
United States Veterans Initiative (U.S. VETS)
U.S.VETS mission is the successful transition of military veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, career development and comprehensive support. U.S.VETS’ programs are designed to help veterans transition from life on the streets into a stable home through outreach, service-enriched housing, case management, counseling support, and employment.
U.S.VETS – Washington D.C. seeks to provide a continuum of care so veterans can seamlessly progress from one stage to the next, receiving the assistance they need to improve their lives. Services offered in the Washington, D.C., Maryland (Montgomery County and Prince George’s County), and Northern Virginia areas are: Workforce Services through HVRP and Career Development Initiative, Permanent Supportive Housing for disabled veterans, Supportive Serves for Veterans families (SSVF) for at-risk and literally homeless households, and transitional housing for homeless veterans.
Easter Seals DC, MD & VA
Easter Seals staff ensure that homeless veterans receive the support and services they need to address the more complex challenges they often face. Services include job training, counseling and placement services, as well as assistance with Veterans Administration benefits, health issues and housing. Easter Seals helps veterans build a foundation for finding and keeping long-term employment.
Veterans Career Connection
Locally operated by Employ Prince George’s Military C3 is a program dedicated to reducing the unemployment rate of veterans and active duty spouses in Maryland. Transitioning active duty service members, active duty spouses, and recently separated veterans (non-retiree) are provided customized services that allow them to successfully transition to careers within in-demand industries. Military C3 also connects Maryland businesses with qualified veterans and active duty spouses that meet their needs.
Military C3 participants work directly with the Prince George’s County C3 Veteran Navigator to receive career planning, coaching and preparation to assist in a successful transition. Participants can receive in-demand industry credentials, certifications, and licenses needed for employment. Additionally, hands on experience through on-the-job training and paid work experiences are available through Military C3.
Project Opportunity is a free entrepreneurship training program designed solely for veterans (Active Duty, Guard/Reserve Personnel, and Veterans) who want to start their own business or expand their current small business. Program graduates are in various stages of their business ventures, ranging from finalizing their business plan to actual launch and earning income.
Project Opportunity is a series of workshops planned to provide veterans with assistance in starting their own businesses. The first phase of Project Opportunity is to conduct outreach and educational sessions. These two and a half (2 1/2) hour workshops “Exploring Entrepreneurship” will include a discussion of why the individuals want to start their own small businesses, characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, an overview of the 11-week training program, and an entrepreneurship self-assessment.