NC Veterans at Work

Existing Resources

Women’s Bureau–Women Veterans Resource Directory


GI BILL® Programs On-the-Job and Apprenticeship Training Programs


HBI’s Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training (PACT)


HUD/VA Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH)


American Women Veterans (AWV)


NCWorks Online


Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act


My Next Move for Veterans


Veterans’ Crisis Line


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Events of Interest

Want to know more about Orientations, Job Fairs, Workshops/Trainings, Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services, and other services and activities for Veterans offered by NCWorks Career Centers across the state?

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About This Newsletter

This newsletter is funded by the Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service Members (UCX) Initiative, a pilot project funded by the US Department of Labor. A major goal of the UCX Initiative is to connect unemployed Army veterans and other veterans with the career services and resources offered by the NC Division of Workforce Solutions in order to facilitate veterans’ transition into the civilian workforce.

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Governor’s Working Group for Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families


NC Division of Veteran Affairs—Veteran Services Officers

Veterans and Employers Utilizing an NCWorks Apprenticeship Can Help Close Skill Gaps

Apprenticeships can help veterans enhance their skills and boost the productivity and efficiency of businesses.
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Is College in Your Future?

So, you’ve decided to go to college. Congratulations! As with any major investment of time and money, you want to make the best possible college choice. Explore these suggestions for choosing the community or four-year college that is the best fit for you. (read more...)

Successes in Training and Careers

Want an energy boost for taking the next steps in getting training or moving into a career? Knowing that others have experienced issues similar to yours and achieved their goals may be just the motivation you need to move forward. North Carolina’s community colleges have posted “success stories” online about students and graduates, including articles about veterans. You may find the following information inspirational and informative. (read more...)

Your Career: What’s Data Got to Do With It?

You’ve probably seen tables that show occupational data like wages, growth rate and education requirements. Some of this information is straightforward, but connecting these factors to what you want in a job can be a bit trickier. Take a look at a sample table, learn what its data means, and review how your career priorities relate to the data. (read more...)

Online vs. Retail

Are traditional brick-and-mortar storefronts becoming a thing of the past? If you’re a reader of the Wall Street Journal, you may have recently run across news headlines like these proclaiming the demise of traditional retailers: Shoppers Are Fleeing Physical Stores, The Great Mall Exodus, and Macy’s Confronts the Crisis of the American Mall. So is this true? And more importantly, is this happening in North Carolina?. (read more...)

Apprenticeship Programs to Receive Greater Emphasis under WIOA

On July 22, 2014, President Barack Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law, reauthorizing and reforming the nation’s federal workforce programs. Slated to go into effect on July 1, 2015, the act will bring changes to many aspects of the nation and states’ workforce development systems. One area of interest to veterans looking for training and employment is the WIOA’s greater emphasis on apprenticeships, in which a combination of instruction and work-based learning with an employer lead to a nationally recognized certification from the U.S. Department of Labor. (read more...)

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