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Veteran Services

SC Works representatives are available in centers throughout the state to help veterans transition into the workforce. Veterans receive priority service in all SC Works centers.

Local Veteran Outreach Specialists and Disabled Veteran Outreach Specialists (DVOP) are trained to provide intensive, priority employment services to all veterans, including group and individual career coaching, job referrals, resume preparation help, career fairs and job search workshops, job training programs, and referrals to training services.


Resources


ope

DEW is a proud supporter of Operation Palmetto Employment (OPE). Launched by Gov. Nikki Haley as a statewide military employment initiative, OPE partners with various state agencies, educators, workforce development representatives and others to streamline and increase the efficiency of the employment process for South Carolina’s military community and reduce duplicated efforts of service providers. DEW partners with the South Carolina National Guard to provide comprehensive statewide veterans’ job placement services through OPE. Visit operationpalmettoemployment.sc.gov to locate a veteran’s representative near you.

Follow the links below to read about additional programs available to you.

Transitions assistance program
Montgomery G.I. Bill
The VOW Act
On-the-Job Training



Additional Veterans Resources

Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) serves America's veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise and protecting their employment rights. To visit the DOL webpage, click here.

Department of Veterans Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs administers benefits for veterans, their dependents and survivors. It provides inpatient and outpatient medical care and burial in national cemeteries. Regional offices administer disability compensation, pension, home loan guarantees, vocational rehabilitation, educational benefits, life insurance and burial benefits. For more information, contact the regional office near you.

Hero2Hired
Hero2Hired (H2H) was created to make it easy for Reserve Component service members to connect to and find jobs with military-friendly companies. H2H also offers career exploration tools, military-to-civilian skills translations, education and training resources, as well as a mobile app. Support for H2H is provided through the Department of Defense’s Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program.




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