New program gives recent vets more help finding work
Nearly 6,000 veterans residing in Kentucky will be eligible to receive priority employment services through a new Gold Card initiative. Veterans have the means to get new job training thanks to a program made available by the U.S. Department of Labor through Kentuckyâ€™s Office of Employment and Training (OET). The Gold Card provides unemployed post-9/11 era veterans with job search services for up to six months to help them succeed in todayâ€™s job market. Post-9/11 veterans who served on active duty and were discharged or released for reasons other than a dishonorable discharge may be eligible for intensive individual services which may include job readiness assessment, development of an individual career plan, career guidance, labor market and skills transferability information, referral to job openings and registered apprenticeship opportunities, information about training providers, information about financial assistance for training, and individual assistance of an employment specialist.
Veterans may apply for a Gold Card at the local Kentucky Career Center to request Gold Card assistance. To find the nearest Kentucky Career Center, call (502) 564-7456.