Veterans

Services for Veterans

Workforce Solutions Texoma is proud of our Veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country. Our staff are trained to help veterans achieve their employment and training goals.

The Texoma Workforce Centers provide priority of service to all eligible veterans (Federal/State Qualified Veterans and Federal/State Qualified Spouses), definitions of which follow:

  • Eligible Veteran is defined as any one of the following:
    • Federal/state qualified veteran—a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable as specified at 38 U.S.C. 101(2). Active services include full-time duty in the National Guard or a Reserve component, other than full-time for training purposes.
    • Federal qualified spouse—the spouse of:
    • (1) any veteran who died of a service-connected disability;
    • (2) any member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty who, at the time of application for the priority, is listed in one or more of the following categories and has been so listed for a total of more than 90 days:
      • (i) missing in action;
      • (ii) captured in line of duty by a hostile force; or
      • (iii) forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power;
    • (3) any veteran who has a total disability resulting from a service-connected disability, as evaluated by the Department of Veterans Affairs;
    • (4) any veteran who died while a disability, as indicated in paragraph (3) of this section, was in existence.

Priority of service involves giving the qualified eligible veteran priority access in our centers, including, but not limited to, access to computers, telephones, faxes, copiers and referrals to new job postings. If you require staff assistance, you will be served promptly on a priority basis. Upon verification of veteran status, eligible veterans will also be granted priority access to training programs for which you are qualified and for which funding exists.

Veterans Employment Representatives

In partnership with the Texas Veterans Commission, Veterans Employment Representatives (VERs), Tony Hall and Terry Matthews are housed in the Grayson County Workforce Center. VER’s provide a full range of employment services to veterans. VER’s offer personalized assistance to all veterans including, but not limited to:

  • Job Search Assistance
  • Job Development
  • Employment Counseling and Case Management
  • Labor Market Information
  • Referrals to Other Services and Agencies
  • Information on Veterans Benefits and Training Opportunities
  • Resume Preparation
  • Access to Government and Private Job Banks
  • Information on the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program

Texas Veterans Leadership Program

The Texas Veterans Leadership Program (TVLP) is a program designed to further assist veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan as they re-integrate into civilian life. Our TVLP Representative, Charles Connor, can provide information surrounding employment, education, and community resources to all Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans. A TVLP representative is located in the Grayson County Workforce Center.

OTHER RESOURCES

Elaws – REALifelines: Veterans’ Employment and Career Transition Advisor The REALifelines: Veterans’ Employment and Career Transition Advisor provides veterans, transitioning service members and their family members, with the resources they need to successfully transition to a rewarding career. Developed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS), the REALifelines: Veterans’ Employment and Career Transition Advisor provides valuable information and access to contact information for one-on-one employment assistance and online resources to assist transitioning service members and veterans in their reintegration into the civilian workforce.

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