RESOURCES AND TOOLS
NGEN Training Portal
|State of Arkansas Government Jobs
|Find the State Job Bank for any state
|JobCentral National Labor Exchange
|VetCentral (Jobs posted by Federal Contractors)
|Federal Government Job Listings
|Arkansas Troops to Teachers
|Federal employment information for Veterans, transitioning service members, and their families
|Bureau of Labor Statistics (trends, projections)
|Occupational Outlook Handbook
|America’s Career InfoNet (wages, employment trends, etc)
Veteran Related Information
|Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs
|U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
|VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment services portal
|Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
|VA Educational Benefits
|Military OneSource is a virtual extension of installation services
|DoD official website providing information for service members on transitioning from military service
|Armed Forces Information Service
|Federal Benefits for surviving spouses and dependents of military personnel
|The Air Force Association
|The Disabled American Veterans
|The Fleet Reserve Association
|The American Legion
|The Retired Enlisted Association
|The Veterans of Foreign Wars
|The Vietnam Veterans of America
Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program Specialists
Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) specialists provide intensive services to meet the employment needs of disabled veterans and other eligible veterans, with the maximum emphasis directed toward serving those who are economically or educationally disadvantaged, including homeless veterans, and veterans with barriers to employment. DVOP specialists are actively involved in outreach efforts to increase program participation among those with the greatest barriers to employment which may include but should not be limited to: outplacement in Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program offices; DVA Medical Centers; routine site visits to Veterans’ Service Organization meetings; Native American Trust Territories; Military installations; and, other areas of known concentrations of veterans or transitioning service members. The case management approach, taught by the National Veterans’ Training Institute, is generally accepted as the method to use when providing vocational guidance or related services to eligible veterans identified as needing intensive services.
Local Veterans’ Employment Representatives
Local Veterans’ Employment Representatives conduct outreach to employers and engage in advocacy efforts with hiring executives to increase employment opportunities for veterans, encourage the hiring of disabled veterans, and generally assist veterans to gain and retain employment. LVER staff conducts seminars for employers and job search workshops for veterans seeking employment, and facilitate priority of service in regard to employment, training, and placement services furnished to veterans by all staff of the employment service delivery system.
Feel free to contact the LVER or DVOP nearest you for assistance. Click here to view the full list with their contact inforformation.
Citizen’s For Life Program (CSFL)
Citizen Soldier for Life mission is to prepare and connect Army National Guard (ARNG) Soldiers and their immediate Family with employment and education opportunities in order to maintain a ready and resilient force capable of accomplishing the State and Federal missions.
The Program focuses on:
- Individual case management
- Increasing financial literacy
- Delivering Career Readiness Standards (CRS) to Soldiers in the initial phase of the Soldier Life Cycle (SLC) and throughout the Soldiers career.
- Providing employment services to Soldiers and Families throughout the SLC that are unemployed, over-employed, or under-employed.
- Connecting and building lasting partnerships with, available resources, employers and community entities.
CSFL Career Readiness Counselors are able to offer a wealth of services to our National Guard Soldiers, some of these services include:
Job Search Assistance Plan
Job Application Information & Assistance
Resume & Cover Letter Development
|eBenefits Registration Information
MOS Crosswalk w/Gap Analysis
Individual Assessment & Development
Financial Education & Information
Interview Skills & Information
Arkansas CSFL Counselors
USA Jobs: https://www.usajobs.gov/
eBenefits (sometimes referred to as My eBenefits ) is a web portal managed jointly by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the United States Department of Defense (DoD) to provide Service members, Veterans and eligible dependents the ability to manage their VA and DoD benefits, claims, and military documents online. The eBenefits portal offers two main services: a customizable workspace that provides personalized and secure VA & DoD information and more than 45 self-service tools and a catalog of links to military and Veteran benefits on other web sites.
Arkansas Joblink Department of Workforce: https://www.arjoblink.arkansas.gov/ada/r/
Is a business-oriented social networking service. Founded on December 14, 2002, and launched on May 5, 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking. As of 2015, most of the site’s revenue came from selling access to information about its users to recruiters and sales professionals. As of March 2016, LinkedIn has more than 433 million accounts, out of which more than 106 million are active.
Zip Recruiter: http://www.ziprecruiter.com
Career Builder: http://www.careerbuilder.com
Simply Hired: http://www.simplyhired.com/
Start or grow your own business!!!
The VA and the Small Business Administration (SBA), as well as other government organizations, provide you and your spouse with resources that can help you make a new or existing business a success. Please visit https://www.vets.gov/employment/job-seekers/start/ or https://www.sba.gov/starting-business/how-start-business/business-types/veteran-owned-businesses for more details.
*****Arkansas National Guard Family Assistance Centers (FACS)*****
For referrals, questions or concerns please contact the Family Assistant Center (FAC) closest to your home.
These centers act as a resource to family members. The centers are readily available to family members, regardless of military branch.
The FACs provide services such as: information concerning Legal Matters, Financial Assistance, Information and Referral, Local and National Emergencies, Coordination with rear detachments during deployments, Problem Solving, Crisis Resolution and Rumor Control.
Arkansas Department of Workforce
Arkansas JobLink is your portal to services offered through the Workforce Network of Arkansas and currently has over 37,000 jobs listed statewide.
Jobseekers can access a variety of services through Arkansas JobLink:
Utilize the Quick Search feature on our Home Page to preview current job listings by geographic location and/or keyword(s).
Establish a self-service account to manage your job search efforts.
Receive assistance from professional staff in managing your job search, creating a resume, registering for work, interviewing for a job, career exploration, job training, or labor market information by contacting your nearest Workforce Centers.
Search for Jobs:
Job seekers can search for jobs using a variety of search tools:
Advanced Search, including by job number; date of last update; and employer;
Resume Target Job
Saved Job Search Profiles
Jobseekers who provide an email address as part of their contact information can choose to receive notification from Arkansas JobLink of new or updated jobs that match their resume target job using Email Alerts.
Create a Resume
Job seekers can create online resumes, which can be viewed by employers who have been approved by Arkansas JobLink to conduct resume searches. Options are also available to upload an existing resume, or copy and paste from an existing resume. Online resumes include optional references with additional options to display references on the resume or not.
Jobseekers control who can see their resumes and the contact information on them:
Public: displays all information on the resume, including all contact information.
Public Limited: displays all information on the resume, except contact information. Only names and email addresses display to employers who view your resume.
Private: does not display the resume. Resumes will not display to employers who conduct resume searches. Job seekers who choose this option can use their resumes to search for jobs and receive email alerts.
The disclosure level can be set when the resume is created, but can be edited at any time. Resumes also include options to save in Word or PDF, preview, and print.
Jobseekers can contact employers directly about job openings by reviewing the job information for employer contact information and referral instructions.
Some employers choose to have the Arkansas Workforce Centers staff screen jobseekers for referral to their job openings. For these jobs, information on how to proceed displays on the job posting, and may require contact with the local Workforce Centers prior to a referral to the job.
Please visit the Arkansas Joblink website for more information. https://www.arjoblink.arkansas.gov/ada/r/
Arkansas Apprenticeship Programs
Many of the things that keep Arkansas’ many industries operative today were built long ago by trade and craftsmen. Fewer people are choosing a career in the trades, even as demand and unemployment rates continue escalate. Just as with Arkansas, so many states in America are suffering from a widening skills gap that desperately needs to be filled.
That means, for everyone who enjoys modern day luxuries like electricity, indoor plumbing, paved roads, air conditioning, homes, and buildings to live and work in, things could take a nasty turn. This is because craftsmen and tradesmen are retiring at an alarming rate, and not enough people are training to take their place.
Tradesmen and craftsmen are needed now more than ever. For those men and women that do step up to fill the ever-growing expertise gap in Arkansas, big opportunities await.
Please visit the Arkansas Apprenticeship Programs to learn more: http://arkansasapprenticeship.com/the-industry/
Mercedes-Benz DRIVE (MB DRIVE) Registered Apprenticeship Program
The Mercedes-Benz DRIVE (MB DRIVE) Registered Apprenticeship Program provides Transitioning Military Service Members, Veterans, and current members of the National Guard and Reserve with the opportunity to complete a one year Registered Apprenticeship that leads to an industry recognized credential as a Mercedes-Benz Certified Systems Technician.
Arkansas National Guard Employment Network Brochure
Arkansas Temp Agencies
Please do no let the work TEMP deter you from contacting your local temp agency. Many of their positions are full time or may turn into a full time position. Click here to find a temp agency in your area.
For those of you who love to travel check out our list of overseas contractors here.