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Veterans' Services

We are proud to offer Priority of Service to veterans and their eligible spouses. This means that if you served in the military, you will:

  • Be served first by the next available staff member
  • Get first priority for jobs and training for which you are eligible and qualified

Contact your Local Veterans' Employment Representative today!

Do you need more help? E-mail us at ask.vets@labor.ny.gov

Our Local Veterans' Employment Representatives are specially trained veterans. They can help you in every area of your job search, including:

  • Skills assessment
  • Exploring training options
  • Preparing a resume
  • Job search help
  • Referral to jobs
  • Calling businesses on your behalf
  • Referrals for veteran's support services

Veteran's Services

Job Search

Gold Card Benefit Program

As of November 7, 2011, all qualifying Post-9/11 veterans are eligible to receive a "Gold Card". Information on this new initiative can be found on the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) website at http://www.dol.gov/vets/goldcard.html or by contacting your Local Veterans' Employment Representative.

Important Links

  • My Next Move for Veterans - Allows veterans to search for current jobs in specific industries, in similar situations to their military experience, or based on their own interests
  • eBenefits - A service of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense. Gives answers to questions about available benefits and how veterans can apply

eBenefits

eBenefits is a portal; a central location for Veterans, Service Members, and their families to research, find, access, and, in time, manage their benefits and personal information.

eBenefits offers:

  • A personalized workspace called My Dashboard that provides quick access to eBenefits tools. Using eBenefits tools, you can complete various tasks. You can apply for benefits, download your DD 214, view your benefits status, in addition to other actions as needed. This workspace is available to you once you have created an eBenefits account
  • A catalog of links to other sites that provide information about military and Veteran benefits

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program

The VR&E VetSuccess Program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.

Unemployment Assistance

Ways to file:

  • Complete the online application
  • File over the phone at (888) 209-8124
    • Also, send a copy of member 4 DD-214 to:
      NYS Dept of Labor Central Support Unit
      PO Box 15130
      Albany, NY 12212
      or
      Fax to (518) 457-9378

Uniformed Services Employment & Reemployment Rights (USERRA)

  • Know your rights about employee eligibility and job entitlement, employer obligations, benefits and remedies under this Act.
  • Learn how to file a claim.

Other Resources

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