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Get Help: New Jersey Social Services Guide: Veterans

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Veteran Employment Resources

Center for Veterans Enterprise: Dedicated to assisting Veterans start and build their businesses. CVE maintains a web site that serves as the Federal government portal for Veteran-Owned businesses known as VetBiz.gov.


G.I. Jobs: Features list of 20 hot jobs for veterans for 2014 from the nation's largest military friendly employers. This list ranks the Top 20 Hot Jobs for Veterans according to demand with a brief description of each, their average national salary, why they’re “hot” and what you need to land the job.

Hiring Our Heroes: Here you can map careers by industry/sector to 100 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) that are forecasted to have the fastest growing job markets; identify the qualifications needed for employment opportunities within the MSAs; and find out how to use the GI Bill for community colleges, colleges, vocational schools, and apprenticeships.

New Jersey Career Connections: Veterans receive first priority referral to all jobs and training opportunities for which they are qualified on the http://careerconnections.nj.gov/ website.. In the One-Stop Career Center, staff specialists help veterans find the jobs and opportunities for which they qualify. In addition to priority referrals to jobs, vets can enroll in free job search workshops, find help developing a resume, learn about career training programs and get help understanding the network of veterans' benefits available through the Veterans Administration, state and local governments.

Joining Forces is a comprehensive national initiative to mobilize all sectors of society to give our service members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned.

Military Transition from Overseas: Bradley-Morris is a career development firm that provides military job placement services to job seekers who are undergoing military transition, and job seekers with military experience who have worked in the civilian sector. Their client base features companies such as Ford, IBM, Allied Signal, Sprint, General Electric and Motorola. All of their military transition advice and placement services are offered at no cost to transitioning military personnel.

Veterans Employment Center (VEC): Translate Your Skills: Translate military occupational codes into civilian skill equivalents for a powerful resume and learn about related civilian career paths.


Veterans Reemployment Portal on CareerOneStop assists veterans with employment, training, career planning, financial and emotional help after military service. The site links veterans to local resources as well as offering a military-to-civilian job search based on military job title or military occupation code.

VETS--VetJobs: The Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS)
VetJobs is available to help ALL members of "The United States Military Family". As of April 6, 2014, 67,072 REAL jobs are posted, up 22.77% over same day last year.! There is also an online Career Fair.

We Hire Heroes New Jersey: Local job board by veterans, for veterans. Full time, part time, temporary, and seasonal positions available - FREE, no signup required.

Social Services for New Jersey Veterans

NJVet2Vet A free, confidential helpline (1-866-VETS-NJ-4 or 1-866-838-7654) provides New Jersey Veterans and their families with access to a comprehensive support network of mental health professionals specializing in issues specific to Veterans returning to civilian life.

Help for Homeless Veterans

NJ Veterans Transitional Housing Program (Veteran's Haven) Located in Camden County, the Veterans's Transitional Housing Program (Veterans Haven) is a New Jersey State operated facility for homeless veterans. Veterans admitted come to a 100 bed, addictions free program with staff that is sensitive to their needs.

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans provides a hotline and free online chat with confidential assistance. Trained VA staff are on-call and available 24/7 to help homeless Veterans and their families at 1-877-4AID VET (877-424-3838).

VA's Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans (DCHV) Program has been providing medical services to disadvantaged Veterans since the Civil War. Today’s DCHV program uses advanced medical techniques in a residential setting for 24/7 support that allows Veterans to live independent, and healthy lives.


VA’s Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program offers outreach, exams, treatment, referrals, and case management to Veterans who are homeless and dealing with mental health issues, including substance use. At more than 135 HCHV sites, trained VA specialists provide the support necessary for Veterans to get their lives on a better track. Call VA’s toll-free hotline or visit the Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program page.