Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense program that develops and promotes supportive work environments for Service Members in the Reserve Components through outreach, recognition, and educational opportunities that increase awareness of applicable laws and resolves employment conflicts between the Service Members and their employers.
Eligibility: All employers, all uniformed Service Members, and Families of affected Service Members.
Employment Support Program
Assists CO National Guard Service Members obtain employment. Services include translation of military skills into civilian skills, online marketing assistance, resume building strategies and review, as well as Federal job application assistance.
Eligibility: Member of the CO National Guard or eligible dependent.
Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP)
This is an employment focused competitive grant program of the Department of Labor, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS), the only federal grant to focus exclusively on competitive employment for homeless veterans. HVRP has two core objectives, which are to provide services to assist in reintegrating homeless veterans into meaningful employment within the labor force and to stimulate the development of effective service delivery systems that will address the complex problems facing homeless veterans.
Eligibility: HVRP serves three different categories of veteran populations:
Homeless female veterans and veterans with children
Currently, Colorado has 2 grant recipients who can receive referrals: The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (Denver) & Hire Heroes USA (Colorado Springs).
Project: Return to Work, INC
Project: Return to Work Inc. (R2W), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1998, provides personlized employment service to Veterans, their Spouses, and Americans with disabilities.
Eligibility: Veterans (any), their Spouses and disabled Americans.
Service Source Inc.
Service Source is a non-profit agency helping people with all ranges of disabilities obtain a job at the dining facilities on Ft. Carson doing janitorial support services for the military. Through supports and accommodations we help people with disabilities thrive in a non-competitive work environment.
Eligibility: Must be 18 years of age. Must be able to pass a background and drug screen. Must have documentation of disability. Must be flexible to working weekends and holidays. Must have reliable transportation (City bus is not considered reliable)
This non-profit attempts to bridge the gap between the demand for trained and deployable communication infrastructure technicians and the thousands of qualified service men and women eager to transfer the skills they’ve learned in the military. Provides training, advanced certification and transitional support, giving Veterans the building blocks they need for an exciting and fulfilling career in this rapidly growing industry. Warriors4Wireless seeks to place qualified Veterans into open job positions.
Eligibility: Currently or previously served in the military.
Workforce Centers provide a variety of free services to assist employers and job seekers. These include job listings, computer and internet access, and career counseling and training. Veterans receive additional support with their job search.
Eligibility: Anyone can utilize the services at county Workforce Centers. Veterans recieve priority of service in all federally funded programs at the workforce center. If applicable in order to qualify for the Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Progam (DVOP), the Veteran must first meet with an employment specialist at the workforce center. If appropriate, intensive services for Veterans with significant barriers to employment will be provided.
Army Reserve Readiness
13137 E 23rd Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
Job Assistance for Army Reserve, Spouses, and Veterans to include resume review, interviewing techniques, and placement assistance.
Eligibility: Army Reserve Soldier, Veteran, or spouse of the Solider or Veteran
CWT/ Vocational Employment Services
1700 N. Wheeling St.
Aurora, CO 80045
VA sponsored recovery-oriented program for Veterans with severe mental ilness wishing to obtain competitive employment.
Eligibility: Must be a Veteran who is eligibled for VA services. Veterans must be referred by a VA PCP or VA Mental Health Provider. Veteran must have a severe mental illness diagnosis and be willing to pursue competivtive employment.
Goodwill of Colorado
1460 Garden of the Gods Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Goodwill of Colorado offers a variety of community program including job training programs, employment services, home care, community transpiration, and energy bill assistance.
Eligibility: Varies by service.
Wounded Warrior Project®
Warriors to Work®
1 S Nevada Ave #205
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
The Wounded Warrior Project® is a Veteran employment program that provides career guidance and support services to Wounded Warriors and their Families as well as caregivers interested in transitioning to the civilian workforce. We match your skills and experience to the needs of hiring managers. These services are also open if you are registered with Family Support.
Eligibility: Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) serves Veterans and Service Members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, coincident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001.
Mesa County Workforce Center
512 29 1/2 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81504
We are the Mesa County Workforce Center, a One-Stop Shop designed to efficiently serve the needs of businesses and job seekers in an effort to promote economic development and vitality. Our no-cost services, which include assessments, workshops, recruitment assistance, business services and much more, continue to propel our community into the future with education, training and resources invaluable in making our community prosperous and globally competitive. Our exceptional collaboration with local education establishments, businesses and other resources, dedicated to economic development and growth, make us a fundamental link between businesses and prospective employees.
Eligibility: Varies by program. To be eligible for Veteran Priority of Service = 1 day active duty, any discharge other than dishonorable.