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Disabled Veterans: Here is All the Info You Need to Get a Job

Disabled Veterans: Here is All the Info You Need to Get a Job

Perhaps the most respected section of American society is the veterans who have sacrificed to bring peace and security to the nation and its citizens. Many of these veterans, nearly 12.6% in a population of almost 10 million, are suffering from some form of disability. These disabled veterans need to be given the kind of comfort and freedom they deserve. In addition, offering them full-time career opportunities OR even a part-time opportunity is the best way to help them lead an independent and dignified existence.

The US Department of State offers reasonable accommodations to such individuals. The Disability and Reasonable Accommodations Division of the US Government has arranged these accommodations. The Computer Accommodations Technology Center, or CATC, has become a hub for catering to applicants’ needs. CATC has ergonomically designed workstations for better accessibility for those with imparities in mobility, speech, vision, and hearing.

Places to Find a Job

The Department of Labor offers its services to injured military members so that they can get contact information and job resources.

  • The “Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disability (EBV)” is a training program that offers experiential training to veterans (in honor of their services in Afghanistan and Iraq) to manage small businesses.
  • Ability One” is a program the US Department of Defense offers. It is committed to providing employment to people with severe disabilities and veterans, who have been wounded in the course of duty.
  • Employer Assistance & Recruiting Network (EARN) started by the Department of Labor connects employers with vacancies to job seekers who have disabilities.
  • The U.S. Department of Education started a Job Accommodation Network (JAN) as a referral service that gave information about job accommodations to disabled veterans. It provides resources for funding, technical help, education, etc., to give jobs to the disabled.
  • The US Department of Veteran Affairs launched the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program to help veterans prepare for jobs, find jobs, and keep these jobs.
  • U.S. Social Security Administration launched “Ticket to Work” program, which helps Social Security beneficiaries with disabilities find employment.
  • The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center's “Back to School” program offers resources for veterans with TMI who want to return to school.

Federal Government Jobs

There is usually an SPPC or Selective Placement Program Coordinator in most federal organizations to recruit and accommodate disabled people. This official has the duty to advise managers regarding candidates' employment under special hiring conditions. It helps managers determine the criteria for the positions and identify ways to work around them to ensure disabled veterans get jobs. It also helps disabled people get information about job vacancies, available jobs, and how they can be filled.

The SPPC works with private and public organizations to place disabled veterans; it monitors and assesses the program to find its effectiveness and makes changes as deemed fit. The managers handle and evaluate the Employment Program for Individuals with Disabilities.

Tools to Get Your Federal Resume in Perfect Shape

Top Resume is a user-friendly, simple resume maker. When you sign up using an email address, you can enjoy many features like attractive templates from which to choose. You can edit and save the resume. It is free to use, and you may connect to your Dropbox account. This will allow for easy sharing. The text editor is easy to use, with options to mark the text in bold.

Some online CV writing services can help veterans, especially, to write appealing CVs.

VisualCV offers two sleek but limited design tools. You can always update your paid account. This editor is excellent, and while there are not too many tools, you can click to add the text directly to templates. So, you can actually see how the PDF will eventually appear.

Veterans Job Fair

  • Veterans can Join Mercy College for scholarships and earn Master's Degrees in Mathematics.
  • Military Mojo Job Fair is a veteran hiring event in Seattle. Here, candidates meet corporate recruiters who are looking for Military Technicians and military professionals with degrees.
  • Cyber Job Fair in San Antonio, Texas where cybersecurity students can meet cybersecurity employers face-to-face.
  • The Veterans Information and Outreach Fair, hosted by the Fair Lawn Office of Veteran Affairs, is held in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, to help veterans find information and programs they may need. 

Online Resources for Your Rescue

  • VA Disability Compensation, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs can help you as they handle disability compensation for those veterans affected by injuries on duty.
  • National Resource Directory U.S. Departments of Defense, Labor, and Veterans Affairs offers services to injured and wounded veterans and families.
  • Disability Resources on the Department of Labor website offers information for disabled people, their employers, families, and service providers.
  • Benefits.gov is another federal website offering information about state and federal benefits to disabled veterans.

Here is a guide to help readers consider their options:

https://www.coverage.com/insurance/auto/car-modifications-for-people-with-disabilities/

Our W3C accessible resource breaks down:

  • A state-by-state chart with grants and other resources on how to pay for vehicle modifications 
  • Best cars for adaptive equipment and available discounts
  • The average cost of the most common vehicle modifications
  • Information on additional coverage to accommodate adaptive equipment

Bella Williams, Blogger |  Academic Researcher 

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