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A young veteran with his spouseWorkforce Solutions South Plains is committed to those who are dedicated to service to our country. If you have served in the Armed Forces or are an eligible spouse we are honored to meet your job search and training needs. Honorably discharged veterans and eligible spouses are afforded priority services in our Workforce Solutions South Plains Career Centers.

As a veteran or eligible spouse, you receive precedence to use resources in our centers, including computers, phones, faxes, and referrals to new job postings. If you require the assistance of staff, you will be served promptly on a priority basis. You will also be granted priority access to training programs for which you are qualified and for which funding exists. Eligible spouses include individuals who are the spouse of a totally disabled veteran, spouses of individuals who while on active duty are currently MIA or forcibly detained and spouses of individuals who died as a result of a service-connected disability.

Eligible Veterans Who Receive Priority Services:

Federal/state qualified veteran—a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable as specified at 38 U.S.C. 101(2). Active services include full-time duty in the National Guard or a Reserve component, other than full-time for training purposes. (Note: This definition does not apply to eligibility for services provided by Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program/Local Veterans’ Employment Representatives staff.)

Federal qualified spouse—the spouse of:

1) any veteran who died of a service-connected disability;
2) any member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty who, at the time of application for the priority, is listed in one or more of the following categories and has been so listed for a total of more than 90 days:
(i)   missing in action;
(ii)  captured in line of duty by a hostile force; or
(iii) forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power;

  • any veteran who has a total disability resulting from a service-connected disability, as evaluated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs;
  • any veteran who died while a disability, as indicated in paragraph (3) of this section, was in existence.

 

Services Available to Veterans May Include:

  • Workshops to enhance your job search, resume’, cover letters, networking, and more
  • Labor market information that shows high-growth industries and occupations, etc.
  • Resource Rooms that provide easy access to computers, copiers, fax, phones, and Internet access to current jobs listings that exist locally, statewide, and nationwide
  • Career counseling
  • Aptitude, Skill, and Interest Assessment
  • Short term training to upgrade or enhance job skills
  • On-the-job training with private employers
  • Educational and job training services, as featured through the Eligible Training Provider List
  • Individual Training Accounts that provide assistance with tuition, fees, books and tools required for a training course
  • Ongoing Case Management support
  • Supportive services to help training participants while in training; such as transportation, housing, childcare, and job search or relocation assistance

 

If you are an eligible veteran interested in Workforce Solutions services designed specifically to help you achieve your employment goals please contact one of our career centers at 1-866-765-5038 or go to any of our five Workforce Solutions South Plains offices.

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