Local Veteran Employment Representatives (LVERs) and Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialists (DVOPs) are based in the WorkOnes, and are dedicated to helping Veterans and eligible spouses receive all the services they need.
Veteran services in the WorkOne offices are designed to assist Veterans* and /or eligible Spouses* to find and secure suitable employment and make the transition from the military to the civilian workforce.
To qualify for placement services you must meet the following definition and be registered with your local WorkOne:
- Any individual who served more than 180 days on active duty (not for Reserve or National Guard training).
- Any individual who served on active duty and was released because of a service connected illness or injury. (Does not have to meet the 180-day rule)
- Any individual who was in the National Guard or Reserves and was called to active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge is authorized. (Examples are Panama, Grenada, Haiti, Beruit, Persian Gulf, Desert Shield or Desert Storm. You do not have to have served in that area.)
Veteran One-On-One Interview
Our goal is to help you become employed. During the interview, the DVOP or LVER will help identify your employment needs. They will conduct an assessment; gather relevant information such as: personal barriers, food and clothing, housing situation, transportation, family concerns, legal issues if any, financial barriers, emotional barriers, etc. You'll learn about the job market in the location where you want to work, obtain training and be referred to job openings that match your interests, skills, and experience.
We'll review your application in Indiana Career Connect to ensure you have listed all skills gained through your military service. You'll have access to job leads and applications, get labor market information that includes pay ranges and job trends, put together a resume, and find out about other community resources available to you.
Develop Plan of Action
Together with the DVOP or LVER, you will develop a plan with action steps that will serve as your blueprint to successful employment! The plan may include career exploration and guidance, job development contacts, training referral, and coordination of supportive services. You will want to take advantage of the many free training sessions and workshops in our Job Seeker Product Box. All of our products are designed to increase your skill level. Our dynamic trainers will motivate you with information, handouts & helpful exercises which will prepare you to get the best job possible with your skills.
- Information on veteran's rights and employment benefits
- Assistance transitioning into civilian employment
- Training incentives and grants specific to Veterans
- Job Fairs
- Veterans' newsletter
- Post-employment counseling
- Connections to many Veteran-serving agencies. For example: County Veteran Service Officer, AMVETS, American Legion, DAV, Veterans of Foreign Wars, The VA medical system, The Veterans Administration, and in some cases pro bono attorneys.
Links to Additional Veteran Services
- U. S. Department of Veteran Affairs
- Indiana Department of Veteran Affairs
- Disabled Veteran Resources
- U. S. Office of Personnel Management Hire A Vet
- U. S. Department of Labor Vets
- Board of Veteran's Appeals
- Center for Veterans Enterprise
- Center for Women Veterans
- Center for Minority Veterans
- Directory Veterans Service Organizations
- Homeless Veterans
- Housing and Mortgages for Veterans
- Job Ready Veterans
- Debt.org for Veterans
- Debt.org - Federal VA Benefits & Programs
- Debt.org - Veterans, Jobs and Unemployment
*Veteran means a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable
*Eligible spouse is defined as: The spouse of any of the following individuals: 1) any veteran who died of a service-connected disability. 2) any member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty who is listed in one or more of the following categories, and has been so listed for a total of more than 90 days: a) missing in action; b) captured in line of duty by a hostile force, or c) forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power. 3) any veteran who has a total disability resulting from a service-connected disability, as evaluated by the Department of Veterans' Affairs. Or 4) any veteran who died while a disability as indicated in (3) was in existence.