Are you a veteran in need of some assistance? The Durham Outreach Focus provides the following:
*Provide intensive services (assessment of education, skills, and abilities, career coaching, and individual employment plans) to disabled and non-disabled veterans to help overcome employment barriers.
*Job search assistance: Help determine employment skills, update job skills in JobConnector database, provide information on job search engines, and provide assistance with applying for jobs online.
*Resume assistance: Provide assistance with resume writing, job skills, and job descriptions.
*Provide referral information to assist veterans with benefits, job skills, computer skills, personal needs, shelters, education,
*Conduct outreach to employers: advocate on behalf of veterans for employment and training opportunities with business, industry, and community-based organizations
*Gold Card Services available for Post 9/11 Era Veterans. Provides intensive services for up to six months. Intensive services include, case management, skills assessment and interest surveys, career guidance and job search assistance. Information on Gold Card Services can be found @ http://www.dol.gov/vets/goldcard.html.
For information on services for veterans contact:
Durham Employment Services Veterans’ Department
Local Veteran Employer Representatives:
Saul E. McCloyen ext. 217 and
Robert Carter ext. 228 or
Disabled Veterans Outreach Specialists:
Garlton Brown ext. 265
Rose Harris ext 239