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American Job Center (AJC) Workforce Investment Act of 1998, P.L. 105-220 Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act of 2014, P.L. 113-128
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Also known as One-Stop Centers, AJCs are designed to provide a full range of assistance to job seekers under one roof. Established under the Workforce Investment Act, and reauthorized in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act of 2014, the centers offer training referrals, career counseling, job listings, and similar employment-related services. Customers can visit a center in person or connect to the center's information online or through kiosk remote access.
The American Job Center System is coordinated by the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA).
Covered Veteran 38 USC, Chapter 42, Section 4212
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Any of the following:
  • Disabled veterans
  • Veterans who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized
  • Veterans who, while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order No. 12985
  • Recently separated veterans
Eligible Person Title 38, Chapter 41, Section 4101
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  • The spouse of any person who died of a service-connected disability
  • The spouse of any member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty, who, for a total of more than ninety days:
    • Missing in action
    • Captured in the line of duty by a hostile force, or
    • Forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power
  • The spouse of any person who has a total disability permanent in nature resulting from a service-connected disability, or the spouse of a veteran who died while a disability so evaluated was in existence
Eligible Spouse

Title 38, Chapter 42, Section 4215 (a)(1)(B)
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Eligibility derived from a living veteran:
  • Service member is missing in action, captured, or forcibly-detained
  • Veteran has total service-connected disability, per Veterans Administration (VA) evaluation
Eligibility derived from a deceased veteran:
  • Veteran died from a service-connected disability
Eligible Veteran 38 USC, Chapter 42, Section 4211

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A person who
  • Served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days and was discharged or released there from with other than a dishonorable discharge
  • Was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability
  • As a member of a reserve component under an order to active duty pursuant to §12301 (a), (d), or (g), §12301, or §12304 of Title 10, served on an active duty during a period of war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign bade is authorized and was discharged or released from such duty with other than a dishonorable discharge
  • Was discharged or release from active duty by reason of a sole survivorship discharge
Veteran (for Priority of Service) Title 20 of the CFR, Section 1010
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In order to be eligible for priority of service, a veteran must have served at least one day in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable, as specified in USC Title 38, Section 101.
Priority of Service Title 38, Chapter 42, Section 4215 (C)(3)
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With respect to any qualified job training program, a covered person shall be given priority over nonveterans for the receipt of employment, training, and placement services provided under that program, notwithstanding any other provision of law. Such priority includes giving access to such services to a covered person before a non-covered person, or if resources are limited, giving access to such services to a covered person instead of a non-covered person.
Qualified Job Training Program 38 USC, Chapter 42, Section 4211
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Any workforce preparation, development, or delivery program or service that is directly funded, in whole or in part, by the Department of Labor
Special Disabled Veteran 38 USC, Chapter 42, Section 4211
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  • A veteran who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs;
    • Rated at 30% or more
    • Rated at 10 or 20% in the case of a veteran who has been determined under §3106 of this title to have a serious employment handicap
  • A person who was discharged or released from active duty because of service-connected disability
Disabled Veteran 38 USC, Chapter 42, Section 4211
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The term ''disabled veteran'' means (A) a veteran who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary, or (B) a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.
Recently Separated Veteran 38 USC, Chapter 42, Section 4211
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Any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran’s discharge or release from active duty.
Veteran of the Vietnam Era 38 USC, Chapter 42, Section 4211
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An eligible veteran any part of whose active military, naval, or air service was during the Vietnam era.