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US Department of Labor launches Employment Navigator and Partnership Pilot for transitioning service members, spouses

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today the launch by its Veterans’ Employment and Training Service of a pilot program to enhance its ability to provide transitioning service members and their spouses with the assistance needed to be successful in the civilian workforce.

The Transition Assistance Program Employment Navigator and Partnership Pilot will support interested Transitioning Service Members and their spouses in selecting career pathways and connecting them to partners and resources based on their interest, aptitudes and values for better employment-related outcomes.

The pilot will run from April 2021 through spring 2022 at 13 military installations worldwide. The hosting locations, chosen in collaboration with the Department of Defense, are as follows:

  • Air Force: Travis Air Force Base, California and Kadena Air Base, Japan.
  • Army: Fort Benning, Georgia; Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, Germany.
  • Marines: Camp Pendleton and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, both in California, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina and Marine Corps Base Okinawa, Japan.
  • Navy: Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia and Command Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.
  • Joint Bases: Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii and Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina.

Employment Navigators at host installations will provide direct, one-on-one career assistance outside of the formal TAP classroom instruction. Transitioning service members and their spouses will work with Employment Navigators to complete self-assessments, do skills testing, explore career options and identify high-demand occupations and necessary credentials. They will also review detailed labor market information and connect with government and non-government partners to identify other services.

Employment Navigator services are available to any transitioning service member or spouse, receiving TAP services at a host installation. More information for eligible service members and organizations interested in the pilot is available.

Learn more about Veterans’ Employment and Training Service.

Veterans' Employment and Training Service
April 1, 2021
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Media Contact: Bennett Gamble
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