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U.S. Department of Labor For Release:
Veterans' Employment and Training Service Contact: Gordon Berg
Washington, DC 20210 Phone (202) 693-4745
   

e-VETS Now On Line

Internet Portal Links to Veterans' Services Web Sites

WASHINGTON - Active duty military personnel, veterans, reservists, National Guard members, and their families are now just one click away from hundreds of web sites containing information about programs and services available to them, thanks to a new Internet gateway developed by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Known as the e-VETS Resource Advisor, the web site can be accessed at www.dol.gov/elaws/evets.htm Users can choose from categories such as job search skills and tools, employment listings, career assessment tools, entrepreneurship, federal employment, education and training providers, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, State veterans benefits, military records, veterans service organizations, housing, and financial assistance.

"When I came out of the military, I had to search all over to find out what benefits I qualified for," said Frederico Juarbe Jr., assistant secretary of labor for veterans employment and training. "Now anyone with access to the Internet can easily locate

programs and services to help them become successful in the civilian economy."

e-VETS allows users to customize their selections by selecting personal categories including whether they are a disabled or military conflict veteran, their branch of service, their sex and/or age, and if they have any barriers to employment. This information allows e-VETS to produce a list of Web site links of specific interest to an individual user.

e-VETS was developed by the Labor Department's Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) and is part of the department's "elaws" project which brings information on regulations, programs and services to customers through the Internet.

For more information on e-VETS, contact the Veterans' Employment and Training Service on (202) 693-4745.