Wednesday – November 2, 2022
As Veterans return to civilian life, some want to return to jobs they held before entering the military. Some will begin the search for new jobs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4.9 million Veterans, or 27 percent, have a service-connected disability.
In recognition of Veterans Day on November 11th, and in honor of military Veterans, we dedicate this episode of ADA Live! to the employment of Veterans and the challenges some Veterans face in returning to civilian employment.
Please join us for this informative discussion on the employment of Veterans with our three guests:
- Keith Hosey, Supervisory Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Louisville.
- Anne-Marie Nelson, National Vocational Rehabilitation Planning Specialist VHA Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Service Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Department of Veteran Affairs, Washington, DC.
- Joseph Carlomagno, National Community Employment Programs Specialist, VHA Vocational Rehabilitation, Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Department of Veteran Affairs, Washington, DC.
Audio: Soundcloud Episode 111: Supporting Our Veterans: Tips for Job Seekers and Returning Workers
- Interactive Transcript for Episode 111: Supporting Our Veterans: Tips for Job Seekers and Returning Workers
- Transcript: Episode 111: Supporting Our Veterans: Tips for Job Seekers and Returning Workers (PDF file)
The Veterans Readiness and Employment Program
The Veterans Readiness and Employment Program sometimes referred to as VR&E, Chapter 31 or Voc Rehab, helps veterans with service connected disabilities and employment handicaps, prepare for, find and keep suitable jobs. The VR&E program also helps veterans with service connected disabilities who are unable to work by offering services to improve their ability to live independently. You can learn more about the VR&E program at their website, www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab