Local Veteran Employment Representatives (LVERs) and Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialists (DVOPs) are based in WorkOne offices and are dedicated to helping Veterans and eligible spouses receive all the services they need.
Veteran services are designed to assist Veterans* and /or eligible Spouses* to find and secure suitable employment and make the transition from the military to the civilian workforce.
To qualify for placement services you must meet the following definition and be registered with your local WorkOne:
- Any individual who served more than 180 days on active duty (not for Reserve or National Guard training).
- Any individual who served on active duty and was released because of a service connected illness or injury. (does not have to meet the 180-day rule)
- Any individual who was in the National Guard or Reserves and was called to active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge is authorized. (Examples are Panama, Grenada, Haiti, Beruit, Persian Gulf, Desert Shield or Desert Storm. You do not have to have served in that area.)
Veteran One-On-One Interview
Our goal is to help you become employed. During the interview, the DVOP or LVER will help identify your employment needs.
They will conduct an assessment; gather relevant information such as: personal barriers, food and clothing, housing situation, transportation, family concerns, legal issues if any, financial barriers, emotional barriers, etc. You’ll learn about the job market in the location where you want to work, obtain training and be referred to job openings that match your interests, skills, and experience.
Indiana Career Connect
We’ll review your application in Indiana Career Connect to ensure you have listed all skills gained through your military service.
You’ll have access to job leads and applications, get labor market information that includes pay ranges and job trends, put together a resume, and find out about other community resources available to you.
Develop Plan of Action
Together with the DVOP or LVER, you will develop a plan with action steps that will serve as your blueprint to successful employment! The plan may include career exploration and guidance, job development contacts, training referral, and coordination of supportive services. You will want to take advantage of the many free training sessions and workshops in our Job Seeker Product Box. All of our products are designed to increase your skill level.
Our dynamic trainers will motivate you with information, handouts & helpful exercises which will prepare you to get the best job possible with your skills.
- Information on veteran’s rights and employment benefits
- Assistance transitioning into civilian employment
- Training incentives and grants specific to Veterans
- Job Fairs
- Veterans’ newsletter
- Post-employment counseling
- Connections to many Veteran-serving agencies
Occupational Skills Training
To compete in today’s job market, you need to be prepared with the latest skills. WorkOne provides financial assistance to those who qualify and want to pursue a training certification or degree through a number of post-secondary institutions.
Get the skills you need to secure a job in a high-demand field such as Healthcare, Information Technology and Business Services, Advanced Manufacturing, Transportation and Logistics, Building and Construction, and many other fields. Visit our News and Events page for opportunities!
Work Experience Program
Get your foot in the door! WorkOne’s Work Experience Program will arrange an internship with a local company to help you build your skills and network while earning a paycheck.
Apprenticeship is a long-standing model that combines paid on-the-job learning and formal classroom instruction to help a person master the knowledge and skills needed for career success.
WorkOne offers workshops to help job seekers stay current in the ever-changing job market. Facilitators cover topics like professionalism, resumes, interview skills, social media, job seeking strategies, Microsoft Office products, and more.
Job Search Strategies
WorkOne’s Job Search Strategies workshop clearly outlines the do’s and don’ts of a resume so that you can build an effective, modern resume that will catch the eye of an employer. This workshop will also teach you how to use networking to unlock the hidden job market and craft an elevator pitch that will help you feel confident in any professional setting.
Ace Your Interview
Do you get interview anxiety? Are you concerned that you aren’t up to date on what’s expected in an interview? Our Ace Your Interview workshop will help you overcome those fears by increasing your interview knowledge and confidence. This workshop will focus on topics such as preparing for the interview, learning how to respond to different types of interview questions, appropriate follow-up practices, and more.
Learn how to network, job search, and create an exceptional online presence through LinkedIn. While facilitated by a WorkOne Team Member, information for our Leveraging LinkedIn workshop comes straight from the experts at LinkedIn. We will focus on optimizing your profile, navigating LinkedIn, and understanding best practices to ensure a great LinkedIn experience. LinkedIn is not just your online resume. LinkedIn is your online reputation.
This self-guided workshop allows you to use the Rosetta Stone software to learn Spanish or English as a Second Language.
The Computer Basics workshop is for those who are new to computers or feel they need more instruction before they can feel confident in using a computer.
Microsoft Office Choice
Microsoft Office Choice is a full-day workshop where you will advance your skills in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Quickbooks, and HTML.
Microsoft Office Plus
Microsoft Office Plus is a half-day workshop that allows you to continue advancing your skills in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Quickbooks, and HTML. Microsoft Office Choice is a prerequisite for this workshop.
IC3 Digital Literacy Certification
This workshop prepares a person to test for the IC3 Digital Literacy Certification. IC3 is a benchmark to gauge a person’s understanding of computer systems like hardware, software, firmware, networking, and computer literacy. This workshop is self-guided and self-paced.
Sign up for a WorkOne Orientation to meet one-on-one with a WorkOne Team Member to learn about all of the free services that are offered at the WorkOne Career Center.