StateServices Services for the Veteran JobsPlusOneStop.com
OurMission • Assist Veterans in finding meaningful work • Work with employers to develop job and job training opportunities • Outreach to local Veteran Service Organizations to promote the employment and welfare of veterans JobsPlusServes Everyone, but I Serve Veterans ONLY!
State Employment Offices • (How to find a One-Stop Career Center) • http://www.servicelocator.org/
EligibleVeterans • A person who served on active duty for a period of 180 days or more and • Received a discharge that is ‘other than’ dishonorable or • Discharged from active duty because of a service connected disability
EligibleVeterans(cont.) Reserves: • A member of a reserve component ordered to active duty and served on active duty: - during a period of war, or - in a campaign for which a campaign badge is authorized and awarded • Discharged from such duty with other than a dishonorable discharge
ServicestoVeterans • Job searches and referrals • Referral Agent to other resources • Career counseling/career planning • Computer lab with internet access • Resume assistance • No-cost access to phones, copiers, scanners, printers & FAX • Current Labor Market Information (LMI) • Seminars (Resume Preparation, Interviewing, Networking) • Testing/Skills Assessment • Job Fairs • Emerald Coast Professionals (Professional Placement Network)
One-StopPartners • Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Intensive Services • Economic Services – Food Stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) & Medicaid… • Agency for Workforce Innovation • Welfare Transition • Youth Programs • VA Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment • http://vetsuccess.gov/ • State Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment • Suit-Up to Move-Up • Child Care Services Coordinator • Military Family Employment Services • Small Business Development
MilitaryFamily Member Advocate • Amber Sweeney • Fort Walton Beach JobsPlus, 833-7587 ext. 232 • Direct customer service to spouses and working age dependents of “active duty” • Educate employers on value of hiring a military family member
EMPLOY FLORIDA MARKETPLACE EFM TheJobBank employflorida.com or careeronestop.org Job listings from local employers Federal contractors are required to list all job opportunities All new jobs matched with active veteran registrants **Daily Email to Veterans**
UniformedServicesEmployment & ReemploymentRightsAct • USERRA continues the protection of civilian job rights and benefits for veterans and members of Reserve components to 5 yrs + additional year if it was for the convenience of the government. • Forward claims to Tallahassee • Website: http://www.dol.gov/elaws/userra.htm (USERRA)
Reemployment Assistance (RA) formerly Unemployment Compensation
RetireeEligibility(RA) • If retirement pay is $1100/month or more you will not qualify for UC in Florida (other states may be different) • Florida has a maximum “weekly” benefit of $275
Completion of required active service Insufficient retainability Reduction in force To attend school Holiday Early Release Program Defective enlistment agreement Erroneous entry Medical disqualification Hardship Personality disorders Non-RetireeEligibility(RA) Must have completed first full term of enlistment (4 years) unless your DD214 reflects the following:
ReemploymentAssistance (RA) • File on the Internet at: http://floridajobs.org/ • Who can file? - Anyone - Must meet RA guidelines
VAWorkStudy Program • UP TO 25 HOURS PER WEEK • MUST SERVE VETERANS • PAY IS TAX FREE • ULTRA FLEXIBLE HOURS • FWB, CRESTVIEW & DEFUNIAK • POWERFUL NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY • Contact: Jerry McDaniel, 833-7587 (Ext 217)
What'sNext? VISIT A JOBSPLUS ONE STOP CENTER ATTEND JOB FAIRS EXPAND YOUR NETWORK KEEP WORKING YOUR RESUME PRACTICE INTERVIEWING SIGN UP FOR VETERAN EMAIL Slides posted @ JobsPlusOneStop.com Thomas Tucker 850-833-7587 x 219 firstname.lastname@example.org Deborah Mobley 850-833-7587 x 223 email@example.com Thank you for serving our country!