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Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas

Veterans

Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas is committed to those who are dedicated to service to our country! If you are a veteran or an eligible spouse of a veteran, we would be honored to assist you in meeting your job search and training needs.

Services for Veterans

Veterans and eligible spouses receive priority access to services. Priority of service means you will receive preference to all the resources our center provides (i.e. computers, phones, faxes and referrals to new job postings). 

If you require staff assistance, we will ensure you are promptly served by the next available staff member. You will also be granted priority when accessing training programs as long as you meet the requirements of the program and funding is available. 

Qualifications

A veteran is defined by 38 USC. 101(2) as:

  • Served at least one day on active duty in any branch of the United States military, naval, or air service

Discharged or released with:

    • Bad Conduct Discharge
    • General Discharge Under Honorable conditions
    • Honorable Discharge
    • Other than Honorable conditions

    Eligible spouses are spouses of:

    • Active duty member who at the time of application has been listed for more than 90 days as: Missing in Action (MIA)
    • Captured by hostile forces Forcibly detained by a foreign government or power
    • A totally disabled veteran
    • Veteran who died as a result of a service-connected disability
    • Veteran who died while disability was in existence


    Texas Veterans Commission

    The Texas Veterans Commission (https://www.tvc.texas.gov/) can also provide valuable information for veterans. This organization acts as the state appointed advocate of Texas veterans as you attempt to secure the benefits rightfully earned in exchange for your service in our nation’s armed forces.

    If you need Veteran Staff Assistance, the Texas Veterans Commission operates as a Partner Staff to the workforce. Their program provides veteran referral and intensive services to eligible SBE (Significant Barrier to Employment) veterans. The eligibility requirements to receive specialized assistance are;

    • Served more than 180 days active duty in any branch of the United States military, naval, or air service
    • Discharged or released with anything other than a Dishonorable Discharge
    • Possess a Significant Barrier to Employment (Low Income, Disabled, etc. see workforce or call for full list)
    • Be an Eligible Spouse, Eligible spouses are spouses of: an active duty member who at the time of application has been listed for more than 90 days as: Missing in Action (MIA) Captured by hostile forces Forcibly detained by a foreign government or power; a totally disabled veteran; Veteran who died as a result of a service-connected disability; or Veteran who died while disability was in existence

    Points of Contact are Teresa Maryska, (936) 707-6982 or Joel Pipes, (281) 229-3648

    For more information, visit Texas Veterans Commission website at www.tvc.texas.gov or call 512-463-6564.

    Texas Skills to Work

    Texas Skills to Work is a tool that allows you to copy and paste (or upload) your resume, or simply list your skills and knowledge into the tool to gain information on:   

    • Occupation titles that align with those skills 
    • Other skills that closely align to those they listed to assist you with improving your resume

    Texas Veterans Leadership Program

    The Texas Veterans Leadership Program (TVLP) (https://www.twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/texas-veterans-leadership-program) is a resource and referral network connecting returning veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan with the resources and tools they need to lead productive lives & enjoy the full benefits of the society they have willingly served. For more information, visit Texas Veterans Leadership Program or call (888) VET-TEX1.

    Additional Information

    Visit the Texas Workforce Commission Veterans page (https://www.tvc.texas.gov/) for helpful information related to your employment needs. On this page, you’ll find information about how to match your military experience to civilian occupations, how to get college credit for your military experience, resources to assist you in transitioning to civilian life, incentives for employer who hire veterans and where to find the nearest workforce center. The eBenefits site (https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage ) is an excellent way to connect to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If you’ve misplaced or lost your DD Form 214, you can register here as "Premium" customer and obtain a copy within 48 hours. You can also apply for pension and education benefits, check on home loans, schedule medical appointments and access other resources.

    The Texas Wide Open for Veterans website (https://texaswideopenforveterans.com/) provides helpful information about the benefits of working, living and playing in the great state of Texas. The Texas Veterans Commission (https://www.tvc.texas.gov/) can also provide valuable information for veterans. This organization acts as the state appointed advocate of Texas veterans as you attempt to secure the benefits rightfully earned in exchange for your service in our nation’s armed forces. This website, Texas Skills to Work (https://texasskillstowork.com/) , also helps Texans with military skills find a job.

    It is our goal to serve veterans in your career-related pursuits. Please contact a Talent Acquisition Specialist and let us know how we can assist you.

    Texas Workforce Commission Veterans Info