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Title: Welcome to the Connecticut Department of Labor

Welcome to theConnecticut Department of Labor
This presentation was created byThe Office for
Veterans Workforce Development www.ctvets.org
Thank You for Your Service!
We counted on you . . . NOW You can count on us
for . . .
  • Job Opportunities
  • Training
  • Resources

Our Mission
  • The Office for Veterans Workforce Development
    assists veterans/ covered persons with their
    employment and training needs
  • Job service assistance
  • Referral to supportive services
  • Intensive career services (case management)
  • State and federal program information/referral

Our Mission
  • Provide priority services to ensure that all
    covered persons are treated with dignity and
    respect at all CT Department of Labor facilities
    and by all CTWorks staff
  • Encourage the use of CTWorks as Veterans
    Resource Centers
  • Work as an advocate for Veterans (Covered
    Persons) interacting with public and private

Transitional Assistance Program (TAP)
  • Provide job service assistance for military
    members separating/retiring from active duty
  • Assist National Guard and Reserve units at
    pre-mobilization and demobilization centers with
    information on employment and training

Serving the Connecticut Veteran population of
more than 300,000
Veteran Employment Representative Locations
  • 5 Regional Offices and 9 Satellite Offices
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational
    Rehabilitation Employment Office
  • 3 Outstations
  • U.S. Submarine Base
  • West Haven VA ERRERA Community Care Center
  • West Haven Vet Center

Veterans Eligible for Services
  • Military members who have separated within the
    past 36 months
  • Service connected disabled veterans
  • Campaign badge veterans
  • Veterans with non-service disabilities
  • Veterans with 180 consecutive days active duty
    (not including training), not serving in support
    of any conflict
  • National Guard/Reserves members (Title 10)
  • Homeless veterans
  • Covered Persons

Program Overview
  • Priority of Service
  • Veterans Intensive Services
  • DOL CTWorks One-Stop Career Centers
  • Resource Centers
  • Workshops
  • Training Options
  • Additional Resources

Priority of Service
  • The Jobs for Veterans Act of November 2002
    created priority of services for Covered Persons
    for all U.S. Department of Labor federally funded
    employment and training programs

Intensive Services (Case Management)
For Veterans/covered persons with barriers to
employment training that may include
  • Disabled
  • Recently separated
  • Campaign badge
  • Chronic unemployment
  • Homeless
  • Ex-offender
  • Legal/medical issues
  • 18 to 24 year old veterans

Veterans Representatives the Career Centers
  • Job Searching
  • Career/Vocational Assistance
  • Labor Market Information
  • Training
  • Resource Centers (workshops, fax, computers,
    internet, copiers, telephones, newspapers, résumé
    paper envelopes)
  • Résumé Assistance
  • Eligibility for Referral to Other Benefits and

Professional Development Workshops
Available throughout the state. Click here and
select your area.
  • Workforce Investment Act
  • Orientation
  • Job Searching Techniques
  • Networking
  • Job Applications
  • Résumé Writing Critique
  • Cover Letters
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Computer Skills
  • Job Retention

Education Training Opportunities
  • Workforce Investment Act Training
  • Apprenticeships
  • Education and Training Connection
  • Universities
  • Community Colleges
  • Vocational/Technical Schools

Additional Resources
  • G.I. Bill
  • Connecticut Veteran Tuition Waiver
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Employment
  • CT Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
  • Small Business Administration
  • Community Economic Development Fund
  • Adult Education

Disability Accommodations
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
  • Human Rights Opportunities Commission
  • Office of Protection Advocacy
  • ADA Coalition of Connecticut
  • CT Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Office of Advocacy Assistance

  • Uniformed Services Employment And Reemployment
    Rights Act
  • Prevents Veterans from being discriminated
    against as a result of military service
  • Administered by the U.S. Department of Labor,
    Veterans Employment Training Service (VETS)

For information/assistance, click here, call
860-263-6490, or contact ESGR (Employment Support
for the Guard and Reserve)
We hope this presentation has been of
assistance. If you have further questions,
please click here to contact your local Veteran
Employment Representative. Thank you for your
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