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Gold Card

Gold Card
The Gold Card provides unemployed post-9/11 era veterans with the intensive and follow-up services they need to succeed in today's job market. The Gold Card initiative is a joint effort of the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS). 
An eligible veteran can present the Gold Card at his/her local One-Stop Career Center to receive enhanced intensive services including up to six months of follow-up.

Arizona Coalition for Military Families

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The Arizona Department of Veterans' Services has partnered with the Arizona Coalition for Military Families to connect service members, veterans and their family members to employment, educational and small business ownership opportunities.

The Military/Veteran Employment Portal is part of the Military/Veteran Employment Resource Center located at the Arizona National Guard Personnel Readiness Center at Papago Park Military Reservation (52nd Str

DES Vet Programs

DES operates two programs throughout Arizona to assist veterans in finding employment:

Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP): DVOP specialists provide intensive services to meet the employment needs of special disabled veterans, disabled veterans, veterans and eligible persons. DVOP specialist are actively involved in outreach efforts to increase program participation among those with the greatest barriers to employment. 

Civilian Credentialing Assistance

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Economic Veterans Programs

The primary objective of the Veterans Program is to develop and support programs that increase opportunities for veterans to obtain employment and job training in Arizona. Eligible veterans are entitled to receive priority services in job referrals and training by DES staff, as well as other employment-related services.


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