Veterans: Job Search & Careers

My Next Move – You’ve served your country. Now you’re ready for a new challenge. What do you want to do for a living? Enter your military job title code of your military classification. We’ll suggest civilian careers with similar work. O*NET Interest Profiler suggests careers based on the type of work you enjoy doing.

CalJOBS – The California labor exchange system, which allows job seekers to upload their resume and search for jobs by occupation category or keyword to find and apply for opportunities.

America’s Job Exchange: Search jobs online and apply current job openings in your city or state specific to a profession or other niche area. Browse top jobs in demand by category, and set up alerts for your areas of interest.

Veterans Employment ToolKit – United States Department of Veterans Affairs – This toolkit is designed to provide you with answers and resources in finding and obtaining employment, as well as making career decisions and excelling in the workplace.

Top 100 Military Friendly Employers – The annual list of Top 100 Military Friendly Employers as released by [GI Jobs does not own this list… it is released through the MilitaryFriendly website which is owned by Victory Media.]

G.I. Jobs: Civilian Careers & Education for Military Veterans – Career research, recruiting resources, educational program information, and job search advice to help veterans determine their next career move.

Employment Development Department – Specially trained staff at the California EDD ensure Veterans receive maximum employment and training opportunities. Special assistance is available for Veterans with service-connected disabilities.

Contact information:
Annette Wholaver
Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist (DVOP)
3302 N. Blackstone Ave. # 221
Fresno, CA 93726
(559) 230- 4077

Scott Kilgore
Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER)
2555 S. Elm Avenue
Fresno, CA 93706
(559) 445-6733

Military – A military hiring network. Website developed and maintained by a team of both military Veterans and corporate hiring authorities.

Reemployment Deployment: Veterans Job Search and Career Help – a list of helpful veterans resources on transitioning from the military, finding a job, starting a new career, going back to school, obtaining benefits, and more.

VetJobs –a leading source for candidates with security clearances

State Jobs with the CA Department of Veterans Affairs – if you are interested in working for the State of California and the CA Department of Veterans Affairs, view open jobs here, and use the contact information below to indicate your interest.

Contact information:
California Department of Veterans Affairs
Human Resources Division
Headquarters Office
1227 O Street, Room 404
Sacramento, CA 95814
(855) 300-1896

Office of Veterans Business Development – Outreach services for Veterans waiting to open a small business. Provides guidance on how to obtain certification for Federal contracting and SBA loans for Veterans interested in starting small businesses

Contact Information:
Peter Estrada
Economic Development Specialist
Veterans Outreach Specialist
801 R Street Suite 201
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 487-5791 ext. 2703

Getting Veterans Back to Business Veteran’s Small Business Resource Guide available on line from the U.S. Small Business Administration. 1-800-U ASK SBA