Program aims to facilitate sustainable employment for post-9/11 veterans
The USA Cares Career Transition program mission is to reduce unemployment among post-9/11 veterans, particularly combat injured, Guard and Reserve. The Combat Injured program is unique from other similar programs in a number of ways:
- First, USA Cares can provide financial support to qualified veterans in order to overcome financial roadblocks to employment (e.g., fuel to get to the interview and tools needed for employment).
- Second, the screening process guarantees participating employers that a veteran referred through the Career Transition program is a veteran with an honorable discharge who has been engaged by our staff for the best possible guidance with respect to his or her job search.
- Third, the USA Cares Career Transition program is funded by private donations. Veterans who qualify for disability benefits through the VR&E program and those with GI Bill eligibility enjoy the flexibility that their benefits afford. Other post-9/11 veterans may qualify for assistance directly related to obtaining employment.
*USA Cares’ Career Transition program is open to all veterans. Financial assistance may be available for qualifying OIF/OEF.