A New Labor Secretary, and a Roundup of Jobs Resources for Veterans

On April 28, 2017, R. Alexander Acosta was officially sworn in as the 27th United States Secretary of Labor. In late May, Acosta delivered remarks at the G-20 Labor and Employment Ministers’ Meeting in Germany, where he advocated for growth in apprenticeships for current and emerging generations in the workforce.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers state-by-state resources and funding opportunities for veterans seeking apprenticeships. Their resources include a comprehensive list of employers and schools providing apprenticeship programs, as well as financial assistance information. To learn more at Career OneStop’s apprenticeships resource page, click here.

And here’s a roundup of other employment opportunities promoted this past month by the U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans Employment Training Service (DOL VETS), and Career OneStop:

  • Veteran workers who have been laid off can find resources for re-employment at the DOL-affiliated website, careeronestop.org/workerreemployment
  • In honor of Military Appreciation Month, DOL VETS has resources for employers seeking to hire veterans, here
  • Career OneStop offers self-assessments to help veterans start their job search by identifying careers matched to the skills they have, or discover a new direction for their existing careers

To stay current with Veterans’ Employment opportunities and issues, check back here for more monthly employment news updates and resources. On Twitter, be sure to follow @VETS_DOL for frequent updates featuring links to resources and information for employers and veterans. And lastly, visit https://www.dol.gov/vets/ for the latest and greatest from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans Employment and Training Service.