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Employment Services for MN Military Veterans

Posted on July 09, 2014 at 10:14 AM
Tags: career planning, veterans, networking, job search, job fair

If you’re a veteran seeking a new job or career in Minnesota, you can benefit from specialized employment and training services offered through Minnesota WorkForce Centers. As a former or current member of the U.S. military, you’ll receive priority for services, no matter your era of service.
You can receive: 

--Opportunities to connect with employers and college reps at career and hiring events. Career and hiring events for veterans are held throughout the year. The largest career fair for veterans, the Minnesota Veterans Career Fair, is held today in Brooklyn Center. It’s free and open to all former or current members of the U.S. military. Gov. Mark Dayton addresses employers and veterans in attendance.

--Individual employment counseling. Receive help with your resume, your job interview preparation, potential training options and more. Get referrals to connect with other employment or non-employment-related resources for veterans. 

--Assistance at any stage of your job search. WorkForce Centers offer free workshops, among other services, for improving your job search techniques on everything from networking to social media for job search to basic computer skills. You’re eligible to take classes, whether you’ve just launched your job search or have been job hunting for many months.

--Direct referrals for job openings. Career experts have strong relationships with employers and can connect you with opportunities that match your skills and interests.

--Support from veterans networking groups. Network with other veterans, get job search tips from employers and share job search leads at meetings typically held weekly or biweekly.

Specially-trained veterans employment representatives,who are all former members of the U.S. military, can assist you if you meet certain criteria. 

Check out networking clubs, hiring events and other career events for veterans here

More details and information about other employment services for veterans are available on DEED’s website.

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