The American Legion's Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program is authorized by Congress under U.S. Code, Title 38. Sometimes referred to simply as the Chapter 31 program, its mission is to help veterans with service-connected disabilities prepare for a suitable career or job. This important program has helped thousands of veterans become better trained and capable of obtaining quality employment.
NOTE: During COVID Post 180, as most job fair/placement efforts/organizaitons, have ceased in-person networking events, but will continue to update this Page with information.
American Legion Dyer-Gunnell Post 180 has a strong history of helping veterans transition from active duty into the civilian sector as well as helping all veterans in preparing and networking to gain the best employment for their abilities and interest. We do this by arranging networking events at Patriot Hall for job seekers to interact with hiring companies. Our members strive to bring companies to these events whose management understands that something special that veterans bring to their teams. In addition to assisting in finding positions, we also strive to help veteran owned companies find and partner with not only other veteran owned companies, but with non-veteran owned companies that can benefit from long term working relationships.
Upcoming Events and Userful Websites
Corporate Gray Job Fairs: (All Virtual until furthere notice)
As part of Post 180’s VR&E efforts we highlight military related job fairs, including those from Corporate Gray (CG) and CG is supporting MMG Leaders, www.MMGLeaders.com, a national military placement firm which specializes in placing Junior Military Officers into great careers located where they want to live. There will be a Virtual JMO Hiring Conference, specifically for those JMOs who are transitioning or recently separated and who want to live in the Atlanta or Charlotte areas. The participating companies will be seeking to hire JMOs for outstanding upwardly mobile career positions in those two cities. The types of positions being offered will align well with the leadership skills and work experience that JMOs bring to the table. Each officer selected for participation in this Virtual JMO Hiring Conference will receive individualized, tailored assistance to properly prepare for the event. This will be a two-day virtual event. On Day One, the participating companies will present information about their respective firms and the positions being offered. On Day Two, JMOs will interview with the participating companies which match their desires and preferences. Each JMO will be scheduled for a 30-minute interview aligned with his/her city of interest. The conference dates are TBD, but if you are interested, send an email to Carl@CorporateGray.com
Job Help/Search/Career Fair Sites
Job seekers should use these two websites before participating in any of the job fairs listed above, or others. This also included the seldom offered Open House. Both offer excellent counsel on the Career Fair and what one should be prepared for prior to attending job fairs. Saves a lot of time and makes the attendance at a Career Fair worthwhile.
Job-Hunting.org is Susan Joyce’s excellent contribution to those in the search mode. She offers the reader a tutorial, beginning with knowing the position you truly want to go after and the steps to take, in sequence. Moving the reader through the steps, she offers specific websites
to review. She also offers timely and current articles, as they are written, on the various aspects of
job search, considering the entrepreneurial world, and the use of Facebook. An excellent resource here.
Patra Frame is a relatively new site focused to the transitioning military and military family. A former U.S. Air Force Officer, Ms. Frame, has been a strong resource for transitioning military and their families. PatraFrame is the most recent of her websites, earlier ones were focused on women in IT and then broaden to all who chose the IT career. PatraFrame takes the visitor to Tomorrow Comes. This site offers a complete tour, with instructions and examples for all of the elements in transitioning from the military to the private sector. A gifted speaker, author, and coach and counselor, she offers always current and relevant information for those transitioning and transitioned military. Her YouTube video, part of ClearedJobs.net career fairs and web presence, are considered the most helpful. A military family, Ms. Frame has also strong experience in the private sector with General Electric, before becoming an independent consultant. Her work with small and medium sized companies in the metropolitan Washington, DC area is well known. While Patra’s focus is the transitioning military and veteran, her work is totally relevant to all job seekers.
Military Time Job Board - Transitioning Out of the Military and Looking For a Job? We have listings from companies looking for vets
ClearanceJobs.com is a Dice Holdings Company web site for individuals holding active clearances with DoD, DoE, NRC and NSA. Individuals can post their resume as well as look at posted positions calling for cleared personnel. The search for positions can be by state if
desired. DICE is the one niche site still having great success is connecting IT job seekers with employers.
ClearedConnections.com is yet another resource for the individual who holds a security clearance. Like the other sites, it offers free uploading of job seekers resumes, has a page for the job seeker and another for the employer. The site also lists current industries that are growth or receiving large contracts. Employers are encouraged to search the site for resumes that may fit their requirements. Like all the other sites offering free services to the holder of a clearance the site is accessible to all employers requiring cleared personnel.
ClearedJobs.net is a Veteran-owned ClearedJobs.Net offers thousands of online security-cleared CONUS/OCONUS positions with leading defense and intel contractors, as well as Cleared Job Fairs and Cyber Job Fairs for transitioning military to meet face-to-face with premier employers ClearedJobs.Net is committed to helping transitioning military succeed in the cleared and cyber communities. Follow cleared job search news and advice via clearedjobs.net/blog, or visit their YouTube channel youtube.com/clearedjobs.net. Their Career Fairs also offer excellent resume review and counseling.
Corporate Gray.com was established in 1994 to help transitioning and former military personnel connect with employers in print through their publication (The Military-to- Civilian Transition Guide), in person at their Corporate Gray “Military Friendly” Job Fairs, and online through Corporate Gray Online. They have set the standard with regard to hosting quality job fairs, publishing a first rate career transition book, and running a state-of-the-art military-to-civilian career transition website. To date, they’ve given over 4 million copies of their book to transitioning service members, held over 150 military-focused job fairs across the country, and connected thousands of veterans with employers through their website. Job seekers benefit from attending their military-focused job fairs (both in-person and virtual) reading The Military-to-Civilian Transition Guide, and using Corporate Gray Online to search and apply for jobs of interest. Companies benefit from using their range of recruiting services to connect with military veterans – in print, in person, and online.
Transition Assistance Online is a long standing web site listing transition information and career fairs and hiring conferences scheduled across the country. It is always wise, however, to check the specific site after checking the taonline site as schedules sometimes change and do not get forwarded to other sites that collect and post the information.
Transition Careers com is an independent facilitator of technical and security clearance career fairs on-site military installations nationwide. Provides a job board that is networked with 1000+ other job boards. Fairs are open to Military, Government Civilians, Contractors and Family Members that have access to the military installation where the event is taking place.
Hiring Our Heroes - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) initiative launched in March 2011 as a nationwide effort to connect veterans, service members, and military spouses with meaningful employment opportunities. HOH Calendar of Events
Recruit Military - Has the contract for the Army's Transition Assistance Program (TAP). RecruitMilitary connects employers with high-quality veteran talent.