Employment Resources for Veterans

Though many Veterans are aware that they are able to receive employment services through Veterans Affairs (VA), there is also another option for free of cost employment services for Veterans who have been diagnosed with a disability. Through Vocational Rehabilitation, a federal-state program not affiliated with the VA, Veterans can request to work with employU for employment services at no cost to them.

Vocational Rehabilitation (through Florida Statute 413) defines a disability as "a physical or mental impairment that constitutes or results in a substantial impediment to employment." Therefore, a disability includes, but is not limited to, the following diagnoses;

  • PTSD
  • Vision Impairment
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD

How to Get Started

To take advantage of employU's free of cost employment services, you must first register with Vocational Rehabilitation (VR). To learn more about registering with VR click here or fill out the contact form on this page and a member of our staff will contact you to answer any questions you may have and help you through each step of the process.

Once you have registered with VR, you are able to choose which employment services vendor your would like to work with. If you would like to choose employU as your vendor, simply request to do so when meeting with your VR counselor. Once we receive your referral from VR, a member of our staff will reach out to get you started with our employment services.

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employU's Free Employment Services for Veterans

Free of Cost Through Vocational Rehabilitation (Separate from the VA)

Vocational and Psychological Evaluations

employU offers Vocational and Psychological Evaluation services. Available in both virtual and in-person formats, these evaluation services work together to provide a clearer, more detailed picture of the best career path for each client.

For more information on Vocational Evaluations click here.

For more information on Psychological Evaluations click here.

Pre-Employment Training, Job Coaching and Placement

employU’s services allow customers to work with Employment Specialists to find the right career path for them. Our team explores available job opportunities in each customer’s travel radius, accompanies them to interviews, and advocates on their behalf with employers.

We ensure customers have a positive seeking experience and adjust well to their new job roles once they are hired. It is not just a job search, it is about highlighting a customer’s strengths and abilities to secure employment that is fulfilling and rewarding.

For more on Pre-Employment Training, Job Coaching and Placement click here.

Paid On-the-Job Trainings and Industry-Based Work Experiences

Paid On-the-Job Trainings, also called Work-Based Learning Experiences, give individuals the opportunity to get paid while receiving hands-on training and work experience.

This includes Industry-Based Work Experience programs that allow individuals to train and earn certifications within certain industries such as construction and skilled trades, manufacturing, and hospitality.

For more information on Industry-Based Work Experiences click here.

Benefits Counseling

The Work Incentives Planning Assistance (WIPA) program is specifically designed for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries to clearly explain how work affects your benefits and what available work incentives there are based on your particular circumstances. employU’s WIPA Specialists, also known as Certified Work Incentive Practioners (C-WIP) or Counselors (C-WIC), will provide you with the correct information and support you need to make a successful transition into the workforce. If you receive SSI or are an SSDI beneficiary, a WIPA Specialist can help you figure out how to work and keep the support you rely on.

For more information on Benefits Counseling services

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employU is an approved vendor with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and we are happy to serve VR’s customers.
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