Careers for Veterans
Colorado provides a Priority of Service for military veterans and eligible spouses who are seeking employment or job training services. In 2002, the Jobs for Veterans Act was signed and became Public Law 107-288, which creates a priority of service for veterans who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements for participation in all U.S. Department of Labor funded training programs.
Details of Priority
- Eligible veterans are entitled to receive priority services in job referrals and referrals to training as well as other employment-related services.
- You may qualify for a scholarship or tuition assistance for retraining into a new field or upgrading your current skills to improve your marketability.
- Veterans always receive first priority in job referrals. That means you will learn about available jobs before the rest of the job-seeking public.
Veterans with Disabilities
Special assistance is available for veterans with disabilities.
All offices have specially trained staff to ensure veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces receive maximum employment and training opportunities. Veterans receive the highest priority in all employment services.
Veterans Employment Specialist (aka Disabled Veterans Outreach Specialist DVOP) services are available for veterans with significant barriers to employment, please contact the main Career Center Services number for more information at 303-271-4755.
VA Claim Assistance
If you are a veteran in need of assistance with a Veteran Administration (VA) claim, please see our Veterans Service Office webpage. (link to https://www.jeffco.us/2685/Veterans-Services)
If you are having thoughts of hurting yourself, please call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255.
Golden VA Clinic
1020 Johnson Road
Golden, CO 80401-6002
Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program (HVRP)
563 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80203
The Bill Daniels Center / Volunteers of America (VOA)
1247 Santa Fe
Denver, CO 80204
If you need immediate assistance, please call our main office at 303-297-0408.
The Business & Workforce Center, a proud partner of the American Job Center Network, serves Jefferson, Clear Creek and Gilpin counties, and is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
This program is funded by U.S. Department of Labor and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.