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Local

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Cabrillo College Career Center   Students will find assistance in investigating different career possibilities, and with center guidance, will be able to plan a career, get specialized training, or plan an academic, transfer or occupational program at Cabrillo. The Career Center offers career counseling, classes in career planning, career assessment and a career resource library.

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Caltrans Career Fairs   Caltrans is looking to fill more than 1,100 job openings and is holding career fairs around the state to attract potential employees, state officials said Friday. Caltrans is expecting its workload will increase with the recent passage of Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act. A list of the upcoming careers fairs: http://www.dot.ca.gov/jobs/docs/2017-2018_Recruitment_Events.pdf The link provided through title is an easy way to connect to complete information from Caltrans.

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Capitola Career Center   Capitola Career Center offers universal access to core employment services, and referrals directly to jobs, training, education or other employment services.

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CET: Center for Employment Training   Center for Employment Training recognizes the contribution and dedication that Veterans have bestowed to our nation, and CET is committed to serving you in a responsive, timely, and compassionate manner. Center for Employment Training works in collaboration with State Approving Agencies (SAAs) to provide educational services to Veterans and their familes! State Approving Agencies provide review, evaluation and approval of quality programs of education and training under State and Federal criteria. CET San Jose is approved to train Veterans and eligible persons.

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Santa Cruz Career Center   SC Career Center offers an array of no cost services for businesses, employees, and job seekers. Career Counseling to help you secure your next job; Online job postings; Occupational training in high demand occupations with projected job growth; On-the-Job training; Online training; Labor market information; Self-service computers for job search; Job search workshops; Access to EDD Unemployment Insurance phone lines.

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Santa Cruz County Veterans Services Office   The Santa Cruz Veterans Service Office is a State and County funded agency, established in 1946 to assist veterans, military retirees, and their families in obtaining benefits earned by military service.

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Workforce Santa Cruz County Full Service Career Center at Watsonville   One-stop shops for an array of services for employers, employees, job seekers and providers of educational and career counseling services. Veterans who are interested in going back to school using Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding can contact the center.

State

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California Department of Veterans Affairs   The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) works to serve California veterans and their families. With nearly 2 million veterans living in the State, CalVet strives to ensure that its veterans of every era and their families get the state and federal benefits and services they have earned and deserve as a result of selfless and honorable military service.

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California State Jobs Veterans' Preference   If you are currently competing in a State civil service examination for which Veterans’ Preference will be granted, you will automatically be added to the top rank, provided your application for Veterans’ Preference is approved before the eligible record is created.

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CalVet College Tuition Fee Waiver for Veteran Dependents   The College Tuition Fee Waiver for Veteran Dependents benefit waives mandatory system-wide tuition and fees at any State of California Community College, California State University, or University of California campus.

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State of California Employment Development Department Services for Veterans   The Employment Development Department (EDD) assists veterans and their eligible spouses to maximize their employment and training opportunities. Veterans are entitled to many resources designed to help in their search for employment.

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VA Work Study Program   The VA Work-Study Program is available to any eligible veteran or their dependents who are receiving VA education benefits and attending school three-quarter time or more. An individual working under this program may work at a school's veterans office, VA Regional Office, VA Medical Facility, CalVet or other approved State employment office.

Federal

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2016 After the Military Handbook   This handbook provides links to resources and helpful information as you transition to civilian life.

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Disabled American Veterans   DAV helps more than one million veterans every year connect with the healthcare, disability, employment, education, and financial benefits they’ve earned. If you’re a veteran or are transitioning out of the military, DAV is here to help you and your family through a lifetime of services and support.

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Ebenefits   An online platform developed by the Department of Veteran Affairs and the Department of Defense that provides military veterans with tools necessary to apply for disability compensation, health care, education benefits, pension, housing, (includes specially adapted housing), home loans, low-cost life insurance, job search, resume building, military skill transfer, burial and funeral benefits.

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Feds Hire Vets   Feds Hire Vets is your single site for Federal employment information for Veterans, transitioning military service members, their families, and Federal hiring officials. Veterans' Preference gives eligible veterans preference in appointment over many other applicants. Veterans' preference applies, to virtually all new appointments in both the competitive and excepted service.

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs   The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) provides a variety of benefits and services to Servicemembers, Veterans, and their families.

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Careers and Employment   We can support you in all stages of your job search. We’ve teamed up with the Department of Labor to give you career advice, help building your resume, and access to employers who want to hire Veterans and military spouses.

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Returning Service Members (OEF/OIF/OND)   See what VA benefits are available today for OEF/OIF/OND combat Veterans.

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment   You may receive Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching. Other services may be provided to assist Veterans in starting their own businesses or independent living services for those who are severely disabled and unable to work in traditional employment.

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Vietnam Veterans of America San Jose Chapter   Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Inc., the only Congressionally Chartered National Veterans Organization devoted exclusively to Vietnam and Vietnam Generation Veterans, was founded in 1978 and received its Congressional Charter in 1986. The VVA provides leadership and education opportunities, as well as support and assistance in securing benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Women Veterans Health Care Call Center   The WVCC staff is trained to provide women Veterans, their families, and caregivers about VA services and resources. We are ready to respond to your concerns. The call is free, and you can call as often as you like until you have the answers to your questions.

Other

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Military.com Veteran Employment Center   Powered by Monster, Military.com provides military veterans with a search engine which matches "military friendly" employers with veteran job seekers. Other services include a professional networking platform, Military Skills Translator: matches military experience to civilian jobs and virtual and local job fairs.

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Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists Inc.   The purpose of Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists Inc. (VRSI) is to provide courteous, quality and professional services designed to assist eligible veterans, service members, and other individuals to attain their maximum vocational potential. VRSI provides multiple services including vocational counseling, vocational evaluation, and employment services.

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Swords to Plowshares   Founded in 1974 by veterans, Swords to Plowshares is a community-based not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides needs assessment and case management, employment and training, housing, and legal assistance to approximately 3,000 veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area each year.

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Vets in Tech   VetsinTech supports our current and returning veterans with re-integration services, and by connecting them to the national technology ecosystem. ViT is committed to bringing together a tech-specific network, resources, and programs for our veterans interested in Education, Entrepreneurship, and Employment.

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Wounded Warrior Project   Wounded Warrior Project provides free programs and services focused on the physical, mental, and long-term financial well-being of this generation of injured veterans, their families and caregivers.

Downtown Branch Library
224 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
  • Mon   10 AM - 12 PM
  • Tue   4 PM - 8 PM
  • Wed   10 AM - 12 PM
  • Thu   12 PM - 3 PM
  • Thu   4 PM - 7 PM
  • Sat   11 AM - 4 PM

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  • CANCELED - Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours
    Tuesday, March 26 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

  • Veterans Info Center Pop Up
    Wednesday, March 27 (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)