Gold Card Services for Post 9/11 Era Veterans
On November 7, 2011, President Obama announced the Gold Card program for post 9/11 era veterans. The Gold Card provides unemployed post 9/11 era veterans with the intensive and follow-up services they need to succeed in today’s job market. The Gold Card initiative is a joint effort of the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and the Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS).
Veterans’ Priority Statement. The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) provides grant funds to the State of Delaware to provide employment and training services to eligible residents and workers. As a condition to receiving those funds, priority of service will be given to qualified veterans when referring individuals to job openings, USDOL funded training programs or related services. In accordance with the implementation of the Veterans’ Priority Provisions of the “Jobs for Veterans Act” (PL 107-288), qualified veterans will receive priority referral to services over non-veterans as determined by each program’s mandatory eligibility criteria.
Information and assistance will be provided by the Delaware Department of Labor, Division of Employment and Training, One-Stop office staff and the One-Stop website regarding available employment programs, training opportunities, services, eligibility requirements, and veteran’s priority. The Delaware JobLink registration process has been developed to determine veterans’ eligibility, and an American Flag identifies veterans’ resumes listed on Joblink for employers. Veterans are encouraged to avail themselves of these opportunities. For more information on program eligibility and Veteran Priority details visit or contact your local One-Stop office. Veteran Employment and Training staff, as well as One-Stop staff, are available to explain mandatory program eligibility and veterans’ priority. A list of offices is available in Delaware JobLink.
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