“Veterans Employment.  Veterans are to have access to & preference for rewarding jobs.  ”  Promote through:   

1. Employers’ awareness of severe under-employment of the Veteran population. 

 2. Employers’ appreciation of the myriad attributes of Veterans that increase success in the workplace. 

3. Increasing the reach & effectiveness of career preparations and of job placement services.

4. Advancing Government incentives for employing Veterans.

San Diego Employment & Assistance for Veterans and Their Families

Preparing to leave the military service and searching for employment shortly after the military brings unique challenges. The United Veterans Council has spotlighted a few of the reassures on these pages. We have provided a few of the best resources to help you transition from the military and some of the most supportive employers in the county.

You can find veteran freindly job and career fairs here.

10 Big Mistakes Vets Make Applying to Fed Jobs

Job Fairs are listed here.

Preparing to leave military service?

GO TO a Transition Assistance Program (TAP) class! You’ll receive all of the information that you need to transition.

Need one-on-one assistance?

If you are still active duty, a reservist, a retiree or recently released from the military service, your best resources are the Navy’s Fleet & Family Support Centers (FFSC) and the Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS). Any service person can use any of the military services family support organizations, and you can even use one that is closest to your home.

These services are free and provide you one-on-one personal assistance. The San Diego area FFSCs also offer free workshops. Check out their schedules and give them a call.

Need a Transition / New Job Coach

Try the Career Coach Connection— Learn how to use your best talents from the military and turn them into CASH in the civilian world with specific and directed actions!

Hints & Tips for transition to the civilian sector.

Navigating the Path to Full Employment — Without a Bowditch.

Careers and the Transition to the Private Sector (Although developed by the author for Retiring Chief Petty Officers the information is very relevant for most veterans moving to the private sector.)

Job Fairs

Job Fairs in San Diego County

Self-Help Tools

Are you active duty or a veteran looking for self-help tools to connect and access the information to meet your needs when you are ready?

Check out TurboTAP (Note: If you are typing in the URL make sure to use .org suffix !)

Download the TAP Employment Manual. Great ideas on where and how to start – and valuable information even for the savvy job seeker.

Military Connection - government jobs, military schools, federal jobs, military loans, and military pay.

Local Employment Assistance
The United Veterans CouncilVeterans Employment CommitteeSan Diego Workforce Partnership, the San Diego Employer Advisory Council, the Union-Tribune Publishing Company, and the Employment Development Department are partnering to bring businesses, veterans and qualified job seekers together for a successful recruitment.

We’d like to offer a special thanks to the all of the organizations, listed below, that supported past Veterans Job and Resource Fairs. If you are a veteran looking for a job in the San Diego area – these are the companies to research first!

Other Companies:
Home Depot, Imperial Beach & Otay Mesa – www.Careers.homedopot.com/aarp
CARMAX – Kearny Mesa – www.carmax.com 
SD UNIFIED SCHOOL DIST. – www.dsndi.net
General Dynamics NASSCO – www.nassco.com 
General Atomics – www.ga.com 
JP Morgan Chase – www.jpmorganchase.com/careers 
Med Insurance Coding/Billing, Concorde – www.concorde4me.com 
Promise Hospital, SD – www.promisesandiego.com 
Palomar Pomerado – www.pph.org 
MedImpact – www.medimpact.com  
Military Sealift Command – www.sealiftcommand.com 
Volunteers of America – www.voa-swcal.org 
Adecco – www.adecco.com
On Call Employee Solutions – www.oncalladmin.com
Military Spouse Corporate Career Network – www.msccn.com
Marine Corps Job Explorer – www.mcjex.net

Other links