Boots to Business

Boots to Business

WHEN YOU WERE ON ACTIVE DUTY, DO YOU REMEMBER HELPING EACH OTHER OUT TO LEARN A NEW JOB OR GET SETTLED INTO A NEW COMMAND?

Boots to Business Veteran Mentorship Program matches you to someone in your community, often another person who served, who might be able to provide that perspective, edit that resume, or make that contact allowing you to get your
next job.

And, once you get a job, you may be able to “pay it forward” working with another veteran so they can also get a job.

WHAT IS INVOLVED?
A Mentor is not responsible for finding you a job, but to be a coach, catalyst or facilitator to achieve employment.

Participants have the following responsibilities:

• Commit to at least a three month relationship with your mentor.
• Meet with your mentor for approximately four hours per month.
• Provide feedback data to DVS.
• Consider becoming a mentor after achieving employment.

Sometimes a benefit or a government program is just not personal enough. You will be matched with someone within a short commuting distance to develop a personal
face-to-face coaching relationship. You will widen your job search network and get access to someone who will talk with you as a peer.

Whether you are just now transitioning to civilian life or have been out of the military for a long time, getting a job during a time of high unemployment is difficult. This is an
opportunity to reconnect with others who served for an important new mission, getting a job.

TO GET INFORMATION ABOUT PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROGRAM
Email Carlene Arambula at [email protected] You must be a resident of Massachusetts, discharged from he armed forces under honorable conditions, and are
currently unemployed.

Department of Labor American Job Center Update

Colleagues,

Did you know that our partners at the Department of Labor (DOL) fund a network of almost 2,700 American Job Centers (AJCs) in communities within each state?  They are operated through the State Workforce Agencies that offer job-seeking Veterans and other covered persons, including eligible spouses, Reserve and National Guard members, with priority of service in all employment and job training programs funded by the DOL.

Every AJC (formerly called One-Stop Career Centers) is equipped to assist individual Veterans to find employment in their selected career field, to chart a new career path or even get a job while they are in school or in training.  They can also assist Veterans who have just completed military service, their education, vocational training or retraining programs to find work using their unique set of knowledge, skills, and abilities.careeronestoplogo_tcm24-129

To access information on American Job Centers in your state or throughout the nation, please visit America’s Service Locator website at www.servicelocator.org or call the following Toll Free Number: (877)US-2JOBS or (877) 872-5627.  In the event that an AJC is not physically located nearby, a variety of virtual web-based assistance are also available as reflected in the attached file.

We appreciate the collaborative relationship we at the VA have with our partners at the Department of Labor and the American Job Center network and hope you find this information useful.

Also, Please Remember:

  • If you are seeking employment in the federal government, particularly logothe VA, our VA for Vets high-tech tools, resources, and professional coaching services can help.  Visit online at  or contact a coach at 1-855-824-8387.