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Job Seeking Resources

Benefit Category: Federal

Find the Good Life in North Dakota

Looking for excellent career opportunities?  You'll find them in North Dakota.  We have the lowest unemployment rate in the country with literally thousands of jobs available in high-demand industries like health care, technology, construction, energy, agriculture, transportation, engineering, management, retail and many others.  Not only that, North Dakota is a great place to live, work and raise a family.

eBenefits Veterans Employment Center

Access tools and resources designed to help Veterans and transitioning Service members translate their military skills into new public or private sector careers. Learn how to identify your professional strengths, create and post résumés, achieve success in your next job, and more.  Watch this tutorial to learn more about the Veterans Employment Center and how to use it.

Homeless Veteran Supported Employment Program (HVSEP)

Provides vocational assistance, job development and placement, and ongoing support to improve employment outcomes among homeless Veterans and Veterans at-risk of homelessness. Formerly homeless Veterans who have been trained as Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists (VRSs) provide these services. 

Contact Larry Nelson at the Fargo VAHCS, cell - (701) 200-8485 or email - larry.nelson4@va.gov, for more information.

100,000 Jobs Mission

The 100,000 Jobs Mission began in 2011 as a coalition of eleven companies committed to hire 100,000 veterans by 2020. Since then, the coalition has grown to more than 160 companies that represent almost every industry in the American economy. Each company has committed to hire veterans, report their hiring number on a quarterly basis and share best practices. Together, the 100,000 Jobs Mission companies have already hired 161,752 veterans, exceeding the original goal earlier than planned. Building on this momentum, the 100,000 Jobs Mission has now doubled its commitment. In total, the companies plan to hire a total of 200,000 by 2020.

G.I. Jobs

Our mission is to simplify the military transition experience using education and employment tools and resources to guide you to a successful career.

Employment Assistance Guide for Homeless Veterans

This guide lists many resources for homeless veterans searching for employment. Homeless veterans have the same legal rights as all veterans to employment assistance, preferences in federal hiring practices, and eligibility for Departments of Veterans Affairs and Labor employment programs. However, homelessness presents unique challenges and potential obstacles.

Virtual Job Scout

Valley Bus

Valley Bus will train & pay all expenses related to licensing & DOT requirements. They provide 1st Aid, CPR, defensive driving training, and supplemental insurance as well. They would love to hire veterans young or old. Valley Bus provides transportation services to the Fargo & West Fargo school districts.

There are 3 ways to work as a driver:

-Active Duty - A regular route, every school day

-Standby - They have a small number of people who are trained and available to drive routes to cover vacations, illnesses, and other unforeseen events. They generally come in each day, and are paid 1.5 hours in the morning even if they are not needed to driver.

-Reserve - They are now accepting applications for 15 people who will be paid a monthly amount to be available for the periodic times when we need a driver for a limited period, such as a two week period. Great for people who don't want an everyday job, but still want periodic work.

$14 per hour plus benefits. Contact Valley Bus at 701-235-5912 or stop by their office to apply, no resume necessary.
2761 Leahy Avenue
Fargo, ND 58103

Have experience driving military trucks?

Transystems is now offering a program for experienced truck drivers to get their CDL. You will get credit for your military driving experience.

Call 800-557-3520 and ask about the CDL Program or go to your local Job Service and ask for the Transystems “Green Training” application. Program starts in the summer of 2014 but spaces are filling up fast.

News about Job Seeking Resources

By Steve Maieli
2:37 p.m. EST December 22, 2014

Nothing is more frustrating than applying for a job and not getting a response. All anyone would ask is a simple reply by phone or email stating why you were not chosen for the position. Unfortunately, there's no guarantee you will hear from a company either after you apply for a position or gone through an interview.

Discharge Requests

Most Veteran’s benefits require that applicants provide a copy of their Form DD 214 or discharge record, which is evidence of their veteran status. This is an important document and must be safeguarded. In the State of North Dakota separation documents are considered confidential and privileged NDCC 37-18-11 (13). National Guard members may receive a NGB22 and /or NGB23 upon obtaining 20 years of satisfactory service (20 year letter).