Your Denver Workforce Centers are dedicated to meeting the unique needs of a wide range of jobseekers.
Our areas of special emphasis include veterans, the long-term unemployed, and disadvantaged youth.
Be sure to review our free services available to all jobseekers, and details about our veterans assistance are listed below.
A veteran is a person who served on active duty for more than 180 days or was discharged or released, other than dishonorable discharge, or was released or discharged because of a service connected disability. Those who were medically discharged or are a member of a Guard or Reserve unit called to 'Active Duty' during any length or period of war or campaign for which a campaign ribbon was awarded are also eligible.
Priority of service will be given to those veterans that fall into the following categories:
Special Disabled Veteran (30% or more compensable award from VA for service-connected disability, OR any VA Voc Rehab client, OR any veteran discharged because of a service-connected disability regardless of rating)
Disabled Veteran (less than 30% compensable award from VA for service-connected disability)
Recently Separated Veterans
Campaign Veterans (including Vietnam Era Veterans).
Military-To-Civilian Job Translator
Visit www.mynextmove.org/vets or a Military-to-Civilian job translator tool. This platform automatically provides a simple translation or "crosswalk" interface which allows service men and women transitioning into civilian life the opportunity to use their current Military Occupation Code (MOC) to find civilian jobs. Simply put, a veteran selects their branch and MOC, and the site then automatically crosswalks that to civilian jobs requiring the same basic skill set.
Other Helpful Military to Civilian Translation Sites and Crosswalk Tools
Interested in developing or enhancing a veterans hiring initiative for your company, but don't know where to begin?
Start by reading this excellent flyer, "Hire a Veteran," from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.
A free, downloadable Toolkit is available. It is designed to assist and educate employers who have made the proactive decision to include transitioning Service Members, Veterans and wounded warriors in their recruitment and hiring initiatives.
The U.S. Department of Labor recognizes that employers can sometimes find it difficult to navigate the plethora of Veterans hiring resources available to them. This Toolkit was developed to simplify the process and put valuable resources at your fingertips. It serves to pinpoint helpful tools and outline some important steps to take when designing a Veterans hiring initiative that works for your particular business.
Recognizing that each employer is unique, this guide allows you to select from promising practices and other resources that employers are using to successfully welcome talented and skilled Veterans into their companies. Whether you are looking to create a plan from scratch or retool existing efforts, we encourage you to reference this guide and design an initiative that works for you.
View and download the Toolkit here.