New Employment Initiatives for Veterans
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 training and career decisions;
• Provision of labor market, occupational, and skills transferability information that inform educational, training, and occupational decisions;
• Referral to job banks, job portals, and job openings;
• Referral to employers and registered apprenticeship sponsors;
• Referral to training by WIA-funded or third party service providers; and
• Monthly follow-up by an assigned case manager for up to six months.
Visit Gold Card for more information on this program.
For more information about LA Works, contact:
Sandy Meza, Public Relations and Marketing Specialist
(626) 960-3964 ext. 2224