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Veterans Services and Programs

As a veteran, your character, training and skills are valued by businesses.

Baltimore County’s American Job Centers (AJCs) are committed to helping individuals who have served our country make a successful transition to a civilian career.  We offer a variety of services to assist veterans, transitioning military personnel and other qualified individuals. Full-time Veteran Employment and Training Representatives are available to job seekers who visit the AJCs.

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Priority Services for Veterans

Our AJCs offer a variety of services to assist veterans, transitioning military personnel and other qualified individuals. Veterans may also receive one-on-one assistance with a Local Veteran Employment Representatives, who can develop hiring opportunities within the local area by contacting businesses, state and federal agencies, and other resources partners to encourage the hiring and advancement of qualified veterans.

Disabled Veteran’s Outreach Program (DVOP) staff provide specialized intensive employment assistance to eligible veterans who have special employment and training needs. The DVOPs assist individuals to overcome barriers that prevent them from gaining meaningful employment. DVOPS apply a case management approach and access a broad network of providers and resources to assist eligible veterans with their employment goals.

Veteran Representatives are trained and dedicated to helping all qualified veterans and their spouses with career goals and job searches.

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Resources for Veterans

Veterans can access a number of online resources and tools to assist in their career planning and goals. 

eBenefits

eBenefits is a gateway to veteran benefit information.

Expedited Licensing

This service of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Registration facilitates the process for qualified veteran and military spouses who are actively licensed in other states to obtain certain licenses in Maryland.

My Next Move

My Next Move for Veterans is designed for U.S. veterans who are currently seeking jobs. The interactive tool helps vets learn about their career options. The site has tasks, skills, salary information, job listings, and more for over 900 different careers. Veterans can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or by discovering civilian careers that are similar to their job in the military. Veterans can also take advantage of the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person's interests and level of work experience.

Operation Hire Maryland

Operation Hire Maryland supports employers as they develop or expand upon their veteran hiring and retention initiatives. The collaboration and efforts of Operation Hire Maryland participants are establishing a veteran-friendly business network to share best practices and proven methods for veteran recruitment, hiring, onboarding and retention in the civilian workplace.

Troops to Energy Jobs

This program helps veterans make a successful move to a rewarding career in the energy industry.

Veteran-Owned Small Business and Maryland State Procurement

This site contains information for veteran-owned small business owners as well as for veterans interested in starting their own businesses.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment

Every veteran and service member with a service-connected disability is different. That's why Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, through the Veteran Administration, provides you with an individualized plan and works with you to see it through.

Wounded Warrior Project

This service offer career guidance and support to Wounded Warriors interested in transitioning to the civilian workforce. An individual's skills and experience are matched to the needs of hiring managers. These services are also open to registered family members and caregivers.

Do You Qualify?

A veteran is a person who served at least one day in the active-duty military, National Guard or reserves and was discharged or released with other than a dishonorable discharge.

You also qualify if you're the spouse of:

  • any veteran who died of a service-connected disability
  • any member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty who, at the time of application for the priority, is listed in one or more of the following categories and has been so listed for a total of more than 90 days:
    • missing in action
    • captured in line of duty by a hostile force
    • forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power
  • any veteran who has a total disability resulting from a service-connected disability, as evaluated by the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • any veteran who died while a disability, as indicated in previous bullet of this section, was in existence
 
Revised December 21, 2016         

 

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