Mission Statement

The Arizona Department of Veterans Services is actively working to ensure every Veteran and Service Member comes home to a job. Whether you're wishing to work for an established employer or start your own business, the Arizona Department of Veterans Services is compiling the tools and information to help you secure your economic well being. 

Employers Looking to Hire Veterans & Vice-Versa

Employers Seeking Veterans

If you would like to post employment positions within your organization, the sample resources below provide you with the ability to post open positions. The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services does not have a dedicated employment website; however, ADVS provides many resources and benefits to our state’s veteran population as well as our uniformed service members to include the Guard and Reserve, and their family members in seeking employment. 

Although these are not the only resources available and some are on a national scale, many have listings for Arizona. You can even visit the State of Arizona jobs site and filter for jobs at the Arizona Department Veterans' Services!

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Arizona Roadmap to Veteran Employment - Video

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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. The enhanced in-person services available for Gold Card holders at local One-Stop Career Centers may include:
    Job readiness assessment, including interviews and testing; Development of an Individual Development Plan (IDP); Career guidance through group or individual counseling that helps veterans in making...

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.

As part of our services, we will provide Unemployment Insurance claimants with early intervention and immediate referrals to suitable job openings, including employment services customized to their job finding needs, such as job search workshops, job development, and screening for referrals to jobs, training or other support services. This will hasten the Unemployment Insurance claimant re-entry into employment.


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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. 

Intensive Services provided by DVOP specialists include: assessments, employment plans, career guidance, referral to supportive services and training, connection to job openings.

Local Veteran Employment Representative (LVER): LVER staff conduct outreach to employers and engage in advocacy efforts with hiring executives to increase employment...


Civilian Credentialing Assistance

A product for Army and Navy Service members, Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) defines civilian credentials which best map to their Military Occupational Specialties, ratings, jobs, designators, and collateral duties/assignments. It outlines the path, work, training and experience required to achieve them. COOL also provides "how to" instructions for pursuing credentials, links to credentialing organizations, and cross-references to programs that may help Service members pay for credentialing fees.

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Arizona Coalition for Military Families

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 includes:
    Military Skills Translator – Translates your service’s MOS, AFSC or Rating skill set and responsibilities into civilian HR terms Online Resume Builder – Builds a competitive civilian resume based on the skills you acquired in the military Online document storage – Store and retrieve your resumes and cover letters online Personalized job portal – Jobs matching your experience and qualifications are sent to you automatically

The Military/Veteran Employment Portal is part of the Military/...

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