Veteran Services

The American Job Center is committed to giving priority service to veterans. 

Veterans Employment Services  include:

  • Job search assistance
  • Job training opportunities
  • Free workshops
  • Assistance in creating resumes
  • Internet access
  • Telephone access
  • Unemployment information
  • Job referrals and follow up
  • Assessments
  • One on one career counseling
  • Developing of an individual employment plan
  • On-the-Job training

Job search and information on training services are available to all  veterans at each American Job Center   

Additional service may be available if you meet one or more of the following:  

  • A special disabled or disabled veteran; Special disabled and disabled veterans are those who are:
    ---entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation: under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs; or,
    ---were discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability;
  • Homeless, as defined in Section 103(a) of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act;
  • A recently-separated service member, (Within 3 years of End of Active Service) who at any point in the previous 12 months has been unemployed for 27 or more consecutive weeks;
  • An offender, who has been released from incarceration within the last 12 months;
  • In need of a high school diploma or equivalent certificate;
  • Low-income as defined by the State;
  • Between the ages of 18—24

Please call Darrell Perkins at 423-252-5069 in Athens or Chuck Currier at 423-643-2302 in Chattanooga for more information. 

Military Resources

Wellness Resources for the Military Community 

  http://www.afterdeployment.org/web/guest/home

Application for 10 Point Vet Preference 

  http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf

Career One-Stop for Military and Spouses 

  http://www.careeronestop.org/militarytransition/

DD214 Requests from National Archives 

  http://www.archives.gov/veterans/

G.I. Jobs Magazine 

  http://www.gijobs.com/

Goodwill Online Learning 

  http://www.gcflearnfree.org/default3d.aspx

GOV - Central Guide for Government Jobs 

  http://govcentral.monster.com/

Military Handbooks 

  http://www.militaryhandbooks.com/

Military Onesource

  http://www.militaryonesource.com/

Newslink to Newspapers Nationwide 

  http://www.newslink.org/

Occupational Net Online 

  http://online.onetcenter.org/

TN Department of Labor and Workforce Development Veteran's Guide 

  http://www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/veterans.htm

Transition Assistance 

  http://www.turbotap.org/register.tpp

US Department of Labor - Veterans 

  http://www.dol.gov/vets/

US Department of Labor elaws 

  http://www.dol.gov/elaws/evets.htm

USA Jobs (Employment with Federal Government) 

  http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/

VA - National Center for PTSD 

  http://www.ptsd.va.gov/

Veterans Administration 

  http://va.gov/

VA - Veterans Benefits Booklet 

  http://www1.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book.asp

VetCentral Job Link 

  http://www.jobcentral.com/vetcentral/

Employment Sites 

eCMATS - TN Department of Labor Website 

  http://jobs4tn.gov

Chattanooga Has Jobs 

  http://chattanooga.careerlink.com/

Chattanooga Times Free Press 

  http://jobs.timesfreepress.com/

TN Department of Human Resources 

  http://tn.gov/dohr /

revised 10-24-14

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