State to Expand Employment and Social Services to Veterans and Their Families
Public Safety Career Fair for Veterans
Department of Defense - Military Valued Skills
Handout (PDF, 250KB)
The U.S. Servicemember's Guide to Academic Programs and Aid
You're Home! A Public Service Announcement From the U.S.
Department of Labor/Veterans' Employment & Training Service
marketplace for CT.
Enrollment can be done via the web site
or by phone @ 1-855-464-2428.
Red Cross is looking to
create an SAF Service Committee here in CT.
Click here for details.
New help for unemployed veterans (WMV,
"On a single night in January 2012, there were 62,619
Veterans without a place to call home." The U.S. Department
of Veterans Affairs is committed to ending veteran
homelessness. To learn more about this initiative,
Governor Dannel Malloy signs the Step
Up for Veterans Law, allowing more veterans and employers to
qualify for the program.
Click here for more info.
In June, 2013, Governor Dannel Malloy
signed legislation that expanded the Step Up for Veterans
Program. Veterans must have been a member of the Armed
Forces or any reserve component of these armed forces, or a
state National Guard; and honorably discharged after serving
at least 90 days of service, or earlier if the individual
was separated from service due to a service-connected
Click here to learn more.
Carpenters Union is looking for motivated young men and
women, including returning veterans, from the New London
area, who would like to become highly skilled construction
for more information
The Connecticut Public
Broadcasting Network has expanded their Veterans Vocational
Training Program (www.cpbn.org/Veterans).
This is a free opportunity for veterans and, in some cases,
their spouses, to train for a career in media arts and video
production at Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network’s
Learning Lab in Hartford.
for more information
Labor Department Veterans Program Director Terry Brennan
talks to Fox 61 about programs to help veterans get jobs as
police and firefighters.
click here for video
Audi of America seeks qualified Veterans to meet the growing
dealership demand for talented and experienced service
Information for Audi Veterans to Technicians
Register here for the Hardhats to Helmets Jobs Board!
NOTE: In order for your profile to be searchable on
the Jobs Board, make sure the resume section of your
registration is completed.
The Latest Veteran News Briefs and Resources
C.R. England is offering zero tuition truck driving school
PLUS employment upon completion* to qualified veterans
meeting our hiring criteria!
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman has
unveiled a new state website created to give military
veterans one-stop access to the wide range of veterans'
services and benefits offered by the state federal
government agencies. Please click here for more information,
Work Vessels for Veterans (WVFV),
assists veterans returning to the United States as they
begin their civilian careers or continue their educational
pursuits by donating them the necessary
start-up tools (laptops,
vehicles, machinery, tools, and commercial). The
organization was started in 2008 with the donation of a
commercial fishing boat to a returning veteran and to date
has helped over 500 veterans in their transitions.
The VA posted this important advisory on its
veteran has reported receiving a call from
someone named "James" who congratulated him on
his VRAP approval. He advised him that he knew
the exact amount he was approved for and that
the $8500 would be directly deposited into his
account within 45 minutes of him giving his
banking account number and routing number and
paying $205 for the service fee.
This person is not affiliated with the
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA will
never charge you to access your benefits or ask
you to provide private information over the
If you do receive a call like this, please
contact the Federal Trade Commission by
Unemployed veterans between the ages
of 35 and 60 can now apply for the new Veteran
Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), which allows
qualifying veterans to receive up to 12 months of
assistance equal to the full-time Montgomery GI Bill
Active Duty rate of $1,473 per month. For more
information, visit VA's
VOW to Hire Heroes Act 2011 webpage or call VA's
call centers toll-free at 800-827-1000.
Did you know that Social Security provides expedited
processing of disability claims for Wounded
Warriors? We use this expedited process for
military service members disabled while on active
military duty on or after October 1, 2001. Benefits
available through Social Security are different from
those the Department of Veterans Affairs offers, and
we require a separate application.
Wounded Warriors can apply for Social Security
disability benefits online at:
www.socialsecurity.gov/applyfordisability, or by
calling the toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213, or
visiting a local field office.
New Employment Initiatives for Veterans:
provides unemployed post-9/11 era veterans with the
intensive and follow-up services they need to
succeed in today's job market. The Gold Card
initiative is a joint effort of the Department of
Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
and the Veterans' Employment and Training Service
A new site,
Bridges of Valor, offers Veterans and their
families a confidential place to share their
thoughts, emotions and inner feelings with their
Congress recently made
some changes to the Post 9/11 GI Bill, which
Veterans attending school should be aware of
immediately. (PDF, 15KB)
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announces the
availability of $30 million for a new Veterans
Transportation and Community Living Initiative.
VA Has just released a guide for providing services
to women veterans for service providers (PDF, 1.3MB)
Strengthening Our Military Families
Offers Entrepreneurship Training to Assist Disabled
this helpful site provides information and exercises
to assist the entire military community with common
post-deployment problems, such as stress, anger,
depression, and relationship issues. While it is
primarily aimed at service members, their families,
veterans and providers, any other interested persons
may utilize the information. Bookmark this today:
Priority of Service
for Veterans (PDF, 12KB)