Jobs for Veterans

WorkSource Spokane

Career One Stop Centers
Assist veterans in translating the skills and training acquired during military service into civilian employment, assist with unemployment claims, provide specialized job search and career assistance for veterans. Go to Washington WorkSource. To find the Career One Stop center in other communities, call 877-872-5627, or on the web

Career Path DECIDE Tool - DOD site; fill in information based on branch, rank, MOS/AFSC, degrees, etc, then tool will provide several career pathways

Washington State Military Skills Translator


O*NET OnLine's
Military Occupational Classification (MOC) Crosswalk
Helps transitioning military personnel locate appropriate civilian jobs with a crosswalk tool for matching Military Occupational Classification codes to their nearest O*Net equivalents. Over 10,000 MOC occupations are linked to related O*NET-SOC occupations. Visit the "Crosswalk Search" page

Military skills translator that converts Air Force Specialty Code (or any branch Military Occupational Specialty) to GS Occupational Series and then to USAJOBS current job vacancy announcements 

Statement of Service Letter, Template - for FAFB Air Force members
Add member information, bring to Career Development Section of MPF (Bldg 2040). Use this prior to receipt of DD 214

Veterans Hiring Preference
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has a VetGuide for individuals interested in federal employment. It explains the different types of veterans' preference, eligibility, disability, widows/widowers, spouse of a disabled veteran, and more

Security Clearance
Information on correct resume wording for classified positions; benefits of having clearance

Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET) 
Detailed information for members and veterans on their military experience, training and promotion dates; puts military occupation into civilian terminology - helpful for use on resumes

Websites for Credentialing Requirements:

Veterans Virtual Career Fair
Wonderful way to "meet" recruiters from many top companies, and get your resume to them

Retirees: Employment Hiring Restrictions
Articles about restrictions for retirees on working for a foreign government and the 180-day hiring restriction for DOD employment.  

Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) and Job Corps
Administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, Job Corps is the nation’s largest career technical training and education program for individuals ages 16 through 24. Veterans interested in exploring opportunities available through Job Corps may call 
800-733-JOBS or visit the Job Corps website

Veterans Career Transition Program
For Post 9/11 veterans and spouses, transitioning members, spouses of active duty military and certain Guard and Reserve members. Free training through Syracuse University, funded by JP Morgan Chase 

retired Air Force personnel; information about the program, vacancies and applications for officer and NCO instructor positions

Troops to Teachers
A U.S. Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as teachers in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed

Helmets to Hardhats
A national program that connects National Guard, Reserve and transitioning active-duty military members with career training and employment opportunities within the construction industry

Vets on the Farm
An initiative from the Spokane Conservation District, offering veterans opportunities for education, partnership, and employment in conservation based agricultural industries

Small Business Assistance for Veterans

American Corporate Partners
A nationwide mentoring program which matches employees from corporations and universities with Iraq and Afghanistan veterans for the purpose of mentoring, networking and career counseling. The program is available in many large cities throughout the nation. Participation is free, but is competitive, by online application

Transition-focused publications
G.I. Jobs, Civilian Job News and Search & Employ are available FREE each month at the A&FRC; good articles on aspects of job search, as well as lists of companies which like to hire veterans. Please stop by monthly to pick up the most recent issues

Variety of job search related information and resources for veterans. Sample resumes (A&FRC recommends that you do not use resume templates)


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