For the health and safety of our clientele and staff due to COVID-19, DVS offices are not meeting face to face with clients at this time, however the DVS benefits team is available to assist veterans and their families remotely, communicating via mail, email and telephone during normal business hours. Calls will be returned within 1 business day. Note: Return calls may appear as a Blocked Call. Click here for point of contact details for each DVS office. We are working hard to safely reopen many of our offices on a by-appointment basis and expect to begin once again assisting veterans and their family members in-person at select locations as early as June 29, 2020. To learn more about this process, click here.
The Commonwealth offers a variety of programs to assist veterans in finding employment upon their transition to civilian life and beyond.
The Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program is a Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Veterans Services Program whose mission is to educate and train employers throughout the Commonwealth on the Value of Virginia’s Veterans, and to help employers connect with these personnel assets to maximize the productivity of their workforce.
The Virginia Transition Assistance Program (VTAP) offers transitioning service members and their spouses the best Virginia has to offer. By providing peer-to-peer support through the transition process, VTAP works alongside the transitioning service member or spouse to make referrals that address specific needs. The referral services could include, but is not limited to resume review, introduction to the Virginia Labor Market index, connection with the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) certified companies for employment, and other DVS programs as applicable. The VTAP core areas of focus are those seeking employment, education, and entrepreneurship, but we will also assist those with needs outside of those three core areas.
Additional Commonwealth of Virginia Employment Resources:
Virginia Employment Commission (VEC)
VEC provides job referral and placement resources to assist veterans in finding jobs. Veterans Employment Representatives (LVERs) and Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) staff are available in most VEC offices to assist veterans with employment services.
Visit the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) site to learn more.
Department of Human Resource Management – Veteran Outreach Services
The Department of Human Resource Management places great importance on providing veterans access to information about employment services and assistance.