Local Employment Related Resources for Vets
CIVIL SERVICE AGENCIES FOR VETERANS
EDD Veterans Services
The State of California Employment Development Department referred to as (EDD) where most people frequent for unemployment services views Veteran employment efforts as a key priority. Each EDD office staff’s specialty trained Veteran Employment Representatives who provide one-on-one assistance with applications, job interviews, and vocational guidance. With their assistance, you can learn about veteran workshops, training, and other services that may be available. They are ready to give you the priority service you deserve.
Use the EDD office locator to find your local office: www.edd.ca.gov/office_locator/
The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) works to serve California veterans and their families. In addition to ensuring the nearly 2 million veterans and their families living in the State get the state and federal benefits and services they have earned, CalVet works closely with Los Angeles local service providers on Veteran employment assistance and job fairs. www.calvet.ca.gov/veteran-services-benefits/employment
Los Angeles CalVet Veterans Services District Office
11000 Wilshire Boulevard, Room 5203
Los Angeles, CA 90024
CalVet also publishes a California Veteran Resource Book detailing all available benefits, services and resources to California Veterans.
Los Angeles County America’s Job Center of California (AJCC)
Los Angeles County America’s Job Center provides specialized, attentive services to assist Veterans to re-enter the civilian workforce and to achieve a competitive edge in the labor market. Veterans receive premier, priority of education, training, career counseling, and support services via a distinctly qualified staff of Veterans.
Veterans Initiative Program (VIP)
All AJCCs provide Veterans access to the following free services:
Personalized Career Consultation and Planning
Job Training and Placement
Job Retention Services
Information and Referral Services
The VIP is a veterans’ employment program offered in all WorkSource Centers and is specifically designed to help vets secure employment through our community partners. If a veteran wants to return to school our VIP can help. We maintain a working relationship with the Los Angeles Community College District, University of California and California State University systems.
To find out more about the VIP, please contact EWDD Veterans Affairs Coordinator Michael Wynn at 213-473-4451.
Find your nearest AJCC office:
Los Angles Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs
Mayor Garcetti established the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs to ensure veterans in Los Angeles can access the services they’ve earned.
10,000 Strong Vets Hiring Initiative
The Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs has created the 10,000 Strong Hiring Initiative to connect veterans with employers seeking to hire former service members. Visit our 10K Strong page to see all the participating employers and to begin the application process. www.lamayor.org/10_000_strong
VETERAN EMPLOYMENT SERVICES PROGRAMS
Goodwill Southern California – Veteran Employment Program
Veteran Employment Program advisors offers skills assessments, one-on-one career counseling, employment preparation courses, educational and technical skills classes, and work tools as well as access to a host of other partner services including shelter and housing assistance, transportation assistance, medical and dental health services, mental health and substance abuse counseling, Veterans Benefits Assistance and more – all aimed at helping veterans secure meaningful and sustainable employment.
3150 San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, CA 90031
Service Hours: Monday – Friday 8AM – 5PM
Salvation Army Haven Veterans Employment Services Program
The Salvation Army Haven Veterans Employment Services Program provides quality employment services exclusively to unemployed and underemployed Veterans, helping them leverage their Veteran status, passions and skills to stand out in front of HR recruiters and hiring managers.
North Los Angeles County
14917 Victory Place
Van Nuys, CA 91411
South Los Angeles County
11301 Wilshire Blvd, Building 212
Los Angeles, CA 90073
(310) 478-3711 x 48707
VETERAN CAREER TRANSITION ORGANIZATIONS
Silhouettes for Vets
Silhouettes for VETS educates and coaches Veterans and their families for employment transition by understanding the hiring cycle to… “GET A JOB”
Hire Heroes USA
Hire Heroes USA provides training and coaching for veterans transitioning to civilian employment. Each week appointments are available to meet with a Veteran Transition Specialist. Hire Heroes USA has a local office in Torrance.
JVS Veterans First
JVS Veterans First provides the following services: Professional career coaching to navigate the civilian business and workplace culture; Assessments to help identify transferable skills for civilian jobs; Job placement assistance and Veterans Job Club; Referrals to other VET programs to maximize VET benefits and other services; and Occupational skills retraining.
New Directions for Veterans
New Directions for Veterans (NDVets) provides comprehensive services to thousands of veterans in Los Angeles County. NDVets offers a wide array of services, including job training and placement. Veterans who use the programs leave NDVets with a savings account, housing, a job or other income, computer skills, renewed self-confidence and the support of mentors and peers.
Volunteers of America HVRP
Volunteers of America’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program HVRP (also known as Helping Veterans Receive Paychecks) helps ensure that male and female veterans receive the employment and training services they need to get good, sustainable jobs. The programs offer job counseling, resume preparation, job placement, and follow-up. HVRP also provides immediate transitional housing on-site and through referrals to VOALA Pathways to Home.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA VETERANS’ EMPLOYMENT COMMITTEE
The Southern California Veterans’ Employment Committee covers all of Southern California from Kern County to the Mexican Border. The mission of the Committee is to join the 12 local Veteran Employment Committees as well as work along side California Employment Development Agency in addressing the concerns of Veterans.
Local Veteran Employment Committees in the Southern California Region:
High Desert VEC
Inland Empire VEC
Kern County VEC
Los Angeles VEC
Orange County VEC
San Diego VEC
San Fernando Valley VEC
San Gabriel Valley VEC
South Bay VEC
VEC of Imperial County
Western Ventura County VEC
VETERAN INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS
Los Angeles County Veteran’s Internship Program
The program is administered by the County of Los Angeles Department of Human Resources and provides paid internships for qualified veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States. The internships are designed to afford veterans with on-the-job training and work experience with the County of Los Angeles that will enable them to effectively compete for permanent County jobs.
VETERAN JOB FAIRS
The Valley Economic Alliance
Annual Honor a Hero Hire a Vet Job & Resource Fair
Recruit Military/ DAV (Disabled American Veterans)
Recruit Military/DAV Opportunity Expos (local job fairs held through the year)
CalVets Job Fair
Regular sponsored Veteran Job Fairs held through the year.
StubHub Center Veterans Job Fair
Sun, Jan 3, 2016, 12:00 PM
The LA Veterans Portal and Veterans Resource Corps (211la.org)
The LA Veterans Portal is an innovative, web-based platform where local veterans can research services, call 211 directly, or receive direct assistance from a member of the “Veterans Service Corps” (VRC) who operate out of our LA City Libraries. VRC consists of 20 veterans who work out of 10 of our libraries and provide other veterans “peer support” while they identify/access services. The portal has the most extensive and vetted veterans resource directory in the region.
LA County Metro in partnership with the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti has developed the “VetsGo511” phone app which will provide instant access to transportation and social services for veterans and military personnel. With this application, veterans can have easy access to public transportation.
Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative
The USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families administers the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative, which comprises community stakeholders and representatives from organizations serving veterans and military families in the Los Angeles area.