COMMITTEES // 

 

  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.

Employment Committee Chair: Shawn Ware (Chapter 7)

                                                            to email the Chair, click here