US Department of Labor welcomes nine organizations to support delivery of employment assistance to transitioning service members, spouses
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced its Veterans’ Employment and Training Service has signed a memorandum of understanding with nine new partners who have agreed to support the agency’s Employment Navigator and Partnership Pilot. With these additions, VETS has recruited 33 partners to support the pilot.
The ENPP provides one-on-one career assistance to transitioning service members and their spouses at select military installations worldwide. This initiative expands the department’s Transition Assistance Program’s classroom instruction.
Partner organizations will support the pilot with apprenticeship opportunities, hiring events, digital matching of skills and experiences, employment mentorship and networking. At the same time, these organizations have committed to employing veterans, employment referrals and placement, workforce training, and wrap-around services within communities for additional support services.
The new ENPP partners are as follows: In the Door in Atlanta; Military Spouse Jobs in St. Louis; Hamilton-Ryker in Franklin, Tennessee; NextOp Veterans and Safal Partners, both in Houston; Military Officers Association of America in Alexandria and Virginia Wireless Infrastructure Association in Arlington, Virginia; Lacey Veterans Services Hub in Lacey, Washington; and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation-Hiring Our Heroes in Washington, D.C.
Employment Navigators are located at select Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force installations in the U.S. and overseas to provide personalized employment assistance to transitioning service members, and their spouses. Based on an individual’s needs, Employment Navigators connect them with partner organizations for additional employment services to aid their transition both before and after separation.