The Employment Committee is made of volunteers from Chapters across Virginia who are appointed by the Department Commander for a 1 year term.
The Committee manages the Virginia Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Employment Program by assisting disabled veterans seeking suitable employment by providing relevant information on a broad range of topics, such as job search tools, tips, employment openings, career assessments, education and training, resume preparation, how to dress for an interview, how to interact with prospective employers at an interview and any other special services that may be available. The Committee also coordinates with the DAV National Employment Program which assists disabled veterans and their spouses with entry into the job market in order to have a more productive life.
The Committee also works closely with the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) which provides job referral and placement programs to assist veterans. Working with the VEC Local Veterans Employment Representatives (LVERs), and the Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP), the Committee strives to ensure that disabled veterans receive preferences in obtaining employment.
Periodically, the Committee conducts and/or assists with local Job and/or Hiring Fairs in various locations throughout Virginia.
Link to National DAV Employment/Job Fair Site, click here
ANNOUNCEMENT - Due to the concerns surrounding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), all of the scheduled DAV/RecruitMilitary in-person job fair events for the remainder of 2020 have now been cancelled and have been converted to virtual events. For a list of dates - and to register - click the link above. Please check back periodically for updates.
Virginia Career Works Referral Portal: a statewide platform designed to streamline intake processes across state agencies and connect individuals with training, certification, education, and employment services to help them find a job or advance a career path, click here
Veteran Opportunities in State Government, click here
Employment Committee Chair: Shawn Ware (Chapter 7)
to email the Chair, click here