Department of Labor Announces Grants for Veterans Interested in Green Jobs

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that 17 grants, totaling more than $7.5 million, will go to approximately 3,000 veterans to help them succeed in veteran employment and civilian careers. The grants are being awarded under the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Workforce Investment Program (VWIP). Read the entire press release.

Emphasis will be placed on training veterans who are interested in “green jobs”, specifically energy efficiency and renewable energy, modern electric-power development, and clean vehicles. For more information, visit and look for the “green jobs” heading.

Through the VWIP grants, veterans from targeted groups will receive skills assessments, job counseling, labor-market information, training, and placement assistance regarding veteran employment. More information on the Labor Department’s unemployment and re-employment programs for veterans is available at

Outside of the VWIP’s green jobs initiative, the federal government is a rich source of career opportunities for military experienced job seekers. Veterans are afforded special hiring privileges under the Veterans’ Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA). For more veterans’ job seeker information, visit the Office of Personnel Management’s website.

To make the most of your veteran’s preference and maximize your federal job search, thoroughly research your rights, understand the federal hiring process, and craft a keyword intensive federal resume targeted for each job announcement that you apply for. Also consider consulting the professionals at your local transition assistance program or hire a professional military resume writer. Visit for more information.