The Employment Committee is comprised of volunteers from Chapters across Virginia who are appointed by the Department Commander for a one-year term. The duties of the committee are:
- Manage 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 opportunities, 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 services that may be available.
- 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.
- 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 (LVER) and the Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) Specialists, the Committee strives to ensure that disabled veterans receive preferences in obtaining employment.
- Periodically conducts and/or assists with job and/or hiring fairs in various locations throughout Virginia.
DAV NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM
DAV is committed to ensuring that veterans have the tools, resources, and opportunities they need to competitively enter the job market and secure meaningful employment. DAV recognizes the value, talent, education and work ethic that veterans bring to the workforce. Through partnership with RecruitMilitary, DAV sponsors job fairs including virtual events, to connect veterans with employers nationwide who are committed to hiring them.
For more information about the DAV National Employment Program and to access employment resources, click here
Announcement: DAV | RecruitMilitary in-person job/hiring fair events have resumed! To see upcoming events and to register, click here. As scheduled events are subject to change or cancellation, please check periodically for updates.
VIRGINIA CAREER WORKS PORTAL
Virginia Career Works is Virginia’s vital link between meaningful employment and growing businesses, changing lives, and advancing economic prosperity. The Virginia Career Works Portal is 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.
To create an account and access the portal, click here.
VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION UPCOMING JOB FAIRS
Here you will find Public Employer Job Fairs, VEC Sponsored Job Fairs, Veteran Job Fairs and a link to Job Corps Information Sessions. The list is updated often, so please check the page regularly.
To see the current VEC job fair listings, click here.
VIRGINIA STATE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The Commonwealth of Virginia is the single largest employer in Virginia. Most state agencies are required to achieve certification as a best practice veteran employer through the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program.
To access veterans hiring resources and search for job opportunities, click here.
VIRGINIA WORKFORCE CONNECTION (VAWC)
The Virginia Workforce Connection is your online source to connect with potential employers, search for jobs, find training opportunities, and research wage data along with industry and occupational trends. In the VAWC, you can build a resume and search for jobs. Employers also have access which means they can also find you!
To register and access all available services, click here.
VIRGINIA’S HIRE VETS NOW | NETWORKING. OPPORTUNITY. WORK.
Virginia’s HIRE VETS NOW, a statewide initiative, is hosted by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, the Virginia Chamber Foundation, and Transition Assistance Offices on military installations throughout the Commonwealth. It brings together transitioning service members, veterans, and dedicated businesses to share in camaraderie, professional development, and career networking. Monthly networking events expand opportunities for veterans to gain access to career openings with Virginia Values Veterans (V3) employers and Chamber members prior to transitioning from the military.
To see the event schedule and register, click here.
2022 Employment Committee Seminar, click here
Employment Committee Chair: Shawn Ware (Chapter 7)
to email the Chair, click here