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Veteran Services

You served your country, now let us serve you.

The NYS Department of Labor Veterans’ Program has specialized staff that are dedicated to helping veterans gain a competitive edge in today’s labor market.

What we can do for you.

As a veteran, you receive priority services in all New York State employment and training programs for which you are eligible and qualified. This priority of service is guaranteed by federal law and by the New York State Veterans Bill of Rights for Employment Services.

Job Search Planning

Labor Market Info

Experience Crossover

Resume Development



Interview Skills

Civil Service

UI Information


Fact Sheet

An overview of programs and ways we can help.

DVOP Newsletter

Quarterly newsletter with upcoming events.

More Veterans’ Services to Consider

  • Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program Specialists (DVOPs)

    DVOP Specialists are disabled veterans themselves. They provide intensive case management services to veterans with significant barriers to employment, including veterans who are special disabled, disabled, and ages 18 to 24. They also provide a full range of employment services, including comprehensive assessments, individual employment plans, job referrals, referrals to training and support services, and resume and interview preparation assistance.

  • Local Veterans’ Employment Representatives (LVERs)

    LVER staff are also veterans. They specialize in advocating on behalf of veterans with business, industry, and community organizations to promote employment and training opportunities for veterans. They also provide services including job matching and job placement for veterans, conduct employer outreach, inform Federal contractors of the process to hire qualified veterans, and promote credentialing and licensing opportunities for veterans.

  • Experience Counts

    Governor Cuomo’s “Experience Counts” program grants veterans credit toward state licenses for military experience. For example, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) fees can be waived for military members with recent experience driving trucks and heavy equipment during their service. The program also recognizes certain military training as credit towards licensure for veterans to become armed and unarmed security guards.

  • Veterans Temporary Hiring Pogram

    The New York State Department of Civil Service hosts the Veterans Temporary Hiring Program Portal which provides a centralized location for qualifying Post-9/11 veterans to submit up-to-date employment and contact information to be considered by New York State agencies hiring for temporary positions. For more information about the Veterans Temporary Hiring Program, visit:

  • The New York State Job Bank

    The New York State Job Bank is the Department of Labor’s main source for job postings and job seeker resumes. It includes over 100,000 job listings that cover a wide array of industries. Veteran job seekers can enter resumes and search for job opportunities that meet their career goals. Visit:

  • JobZone

    JobZone is an interactive resource to help adults manage their careers. Registered users have access to the Job Scout automated job matching system, powered by SMART (Skills Matching and Referral Technology). This tool allows for customized job leads to be sent directly to your e-mail. JobZone is the perfect tool for: Planning your future; Organizing your job search; Exploring your career interests and skills; Developing customized resumes; and exploring more than 900 careers. Visit:

Local Veterans Representatives

  • NYS Dept. of Labor

    Local Representative: Ralph Grugnale

    Disabled Veteran Counselor (DVOP) Workforce Solutions Center
    2620 Riverfront Center  |  Amsterdam, NY 12010

    Phone  518.842.2240 ext. 3058       518.842.3802

  • Montgomery County Veterans

    20 Park Street  |  PO Box 1500  |  Fonda, NY 12068

    Phone  518.853.8152       518.853.50233

  • Schoharie County Veterans

    County Office Building 3rd floor (next to elevator)

    County Office Building  |  284 Main Street  |  Schoharie, NY 12157

    Phone  518.295.2053  or  518.225.9762       518.295.2052

  • Fulton County Veterans Service Agency

    223 W Main Street  |  Basement Room 10  |  Johnstown, NY 12095

    Phone  518.736.5651      518.736.5960

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