Department Of Labor And Training Veterans’ Employment And Training Service (VETS)

Program Description

For those transitioning from the military or who once served in the armed forces, designated veteran employment counselors are prepared to assist veterans and eligible spouses in finding a new career.


Through Veterans Preference, DLT Career Centers offer priority of service to veterans and eligible spouses of veterans under the Jobs for Veterans Act. Priority of service gives covered individuals preference over non-covered individuals in receiving any Workforce Investment Act employment, training and placement services. This includes providing first access to services when a time element is involved, and giving veterans preferred registration in a limited enrollment situation.

Veterans are asked to identify themselves at all points of entry to the DLT Career Center system, including in-person check-in at any career center, online registration on the Back to Work RI virtual career center, or in the EmployRI online job search toolkit. Once identified as veterans, claimants will be referred to a Veterans’ Employment Counselor.

For Job Seekers:

  • Job search assistance and access to online job listings
  • Career counseling
  • Coaching on job search skills
  • Workshops on a variety of job search strategies
  • Access to resources including PCs, reference materials, resume building software, and economic data
  • Networking groups
  • Specialized services for veterans, dislocated workers, disabled workers, and other special groups
  • Attend a Career Centers Workshops at a career center to learn more

For Employers:

  • Access to qualified applicants
  • Applicant pre-screening
  • Posting of jobs
  • Assistance with small and large-scale recruitment activities
  • Help planning job fairs
  • Testing and assessment of job candidates
  • Targeted mailings
  • Labor market information
  • Information on training grants and tax credits

netWORKri Training:

netWORKri offers a vast array of training, as well as partners with numerous providers to offer assistance to job seekers who may need to add training prior to finding new employment. Training include:

  • WIOA Approved Training Programs
  • Unemployment Tuition Waivers
  • Pell Grant Information
  • Licensed Occupations
  • Apprenticeship
  • Journeyman/Lineman
  • Construction Craft Laborer
  • Real Jobs Training Opportunities
  • Online Learning Resources

How To Apply

Contact Info

Jeremy Tolleson - Veterans Service Coordinator


1511 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston

Rhode Island


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