Veterans Services

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We believe that those who stood first in line to defend our country should be first in line to reap the benefits of freedom: a fair chance for a good education, a good job, and a good life.

Veterans receive first priority referral to all job and training opportunities in which they qualify. Staff specialists at the Newark One-Stop Career Center help veterans find suitable jobs and opportunities. At One-Stop Career Centers Veterans can also:

  • Enroll in free job search workshops.
  • Find assistance in developing a resume.
  • Learn about career training programs.
  • Get help understanding the array of benefits available through the Veterans Administration and state and local government agencies.

Applying for Government Positions

If you are looking for a job in local, state, or federal government, you may be entitled to "Veterans Preference" if you meet specific criteria. To learn more about Veterans Preference, talk to one of the staff specialists at your nearest One-Stop Career Center.

Resources for Veterans

1) MyNextMove

Enter basic information about your military branch and job to see civilian career options that tap your service experience and skills. Also:

  • learn how to create a resume that highlights the value of your military experience to civilian employers, and
  • learn how to advance your job search with the O*NET Interest Profiler, an online tool that connects your interests with the world of work. If you didn't receive an interest assessment as part of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP), the O*NET Interest Profiler gives you comparable information.

2) GI Bill: On-the-Job Apprenticeship Training

In this Veterans Affairs program, veterans and their dependents can learn a trade by participating in apprenticeship or on-the-job training.

3) National Resource Directory

The National Resource Directory specializes in helping wounded veterans make the transition to civilian life. In the Employment Center area, you'll find a job search engine for veterans that streamlines your job search by offering job postings from military-friendly employers worldwide. The job search engine searches by keyword, military occupation code, and location, and gives tips on how to highlight your military experience.

4) Veterans Opportunity to Work

Prepare for your next mission by accessing services you may have earned through the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) initiative and other VA training and career assistance programs. VOW offers guidance, training and counseling assistance that promotes success after service.

The Adjutant General

About Brigadier General Jemal J. Beale

Brigadier General Jemal J. Beale was sworn in as the 32nd Adjutant General of New Jersey on April 2, 2018. Brigadier General Beale commands the more than 8,400 Soldiers and Airmen of the New Jersey National Guard. He directs, controls, and manages the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs in the execution of federal and state missions. In addition, he manages all state veterans’ programs, commissions and facilities in New Jersey.

A combat Veteran of Afghanistan, his previous assignments include Director, Plans, Operations, Training & Safety, Director, Logistics, Commander, Recruiting & Retention Battalion, and Commander, Border Police Mentor Team (OEF). Brigadier General Beale began his military career in 1987 as an enlisted Soldier and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1990 after completing the Early Commissioning Program at Seton Hall University.

He has served throughout the continental United States, Afghanistan, Albania, Germany, and Italy.