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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: https://www.cs.ny.gov/vetportal/.
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: http://newyork.us.jobs/.
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: https://www.jobzone.ny.gov.
Disabled Veteran Counselor (DVOP) Workforce Solutions Center
2620 Riverfront Center | Amsterdam, NY 12010
518.842.2240 ext. 3058 518.842.3802
20 Park Street | PO Box 1500 | Fonda, NY 12068
County Office Building | 284 Main Street | Schoharie, NY 12157
518.295.2053 or 518.225.9762 518.295.2052
223 W Main Street | Basement Room 10 | Johnstown, NY 12095
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.