Program aims to facilitate sustainable employment for post-9/11 veterans
The USA Cares Jobs Assistance mission is to reduce unemployment among post-9/11 veterans, particularly combat injured, Guard and Reserve. The Jobs Assistance 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, it enables qualified veterans to attend targeted training leading to certification in a number of skilled trades. Each participating employer must offer training that leads to a certificate as a qualified electrician, plumber, pipefitter, etc. USA Cares’ employer partners are nationwide in scope and have a wide variety of jobs available for veterans.
- Third, the screening process guarantees participating employers that a veteran referred through Jobs Assistance 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.
- Lastly, USA Cares Jobs Assistance 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 Jobs Assistance program is open to all veterans. Financial assistance may be available for qualifying OIF/OEF.