GCVF’s Career & Job Preparation Program is designed to help our veterans and their families smoothly transition to civilian life with the goal of achieving long-term success. Our veterans often already have specialized skills and experience to prepare themselves for careers, but sometimes need assistance in channeling these skills towards civilian positions. Through our program, GCVF seeks to simplify the process by offering valuable resources and tools to connect and support job seekers and employers. Preparing for a career requires planning, which is why we take great care in assessing our veterans’ career goals and coaching them on potential job opportunities within the community.
Further, we actively take a more personalized, hands-on approach to career planning by assisting with résumé writing, offering interview skills training, and even hosting job orientation sessions with the State of California Employment Development Department.
In addition, this program includes an educational component for those who desire to take their careers a step further, as some positions require further skills and credentials. Success relies on a good fit between student and institution; therefore, our staff assists in researching the best schools for our veteran’s desired career fields, which includes a comprehensive evaluation of the academic and career assistance programs available at their school of choice.
Pursuing education also requires financial planning. As a result, we work to maximize GI Bill benefits by utilizing a comparison tool to carefully examine academic program affordability on an individual basis. This helps guarantee the effective application of benefits towards the end-goal of receiving an education for a better future.
Workforce Transitions and Career Coaching
We have partnered with several organizations to provide veteran employment service programs to assist veterans in transitioning from military service to the civilian workforce (at no cost).
Please click the logo for each organization to learn more about its respective program.
The Employment Development Department (EDD) provides information about employment and training programs, as well as transitional counseling to help veterans return to civilian life and the civilian workforce, in this once-a-month orientation.
Through its Operation: GoodJobs Program, Goodwill Industries of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties offers an integration of career services with family and financial strengthening services to assist veterans and their families with employment in the civilian workforce.
In tandem with the Ventura County Veterans Service Office and the Ventura County Workforce Development Board, America’s Job Center of California provides a variety of programs for veterans from job preparation to subsidizing employees/employers for on-the-job training.
Jobs for Veterans
We collaborate with several organizations to distribute announcements about companies that seek to add veterans to their workforce.
We are also contacted by numerous organizations who desire to hire veterans. If you are an organization who has available positions here in Ventura County for veterans, please call us at 805-482-6550 or email us the information for those available positions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please review the listings to determine which positions best suit your skills and career aspirations.
You may also click on the logo for each organization to learn more about that organization.
DAV and Recruit Military have partnered to help employers and military veterans and their spouses connect to bring the skills and talents veterans have into the civilian workforce.
Because of COVID-19, the two organizations are holding virtual career fairs across the country. That includes this one for Southern California on Thursday, November 12th.
Black Knight Patrol is a veteran-owned business that provides customized security services for its clients.
It is currently hiring security officers in Ventura County in partnership with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department to service COVID-19 testing sites and shelters.
The County of El Dorado Health and Human Services Agency is currently seeking a Veterans Service Officer to help fellow veterans and their families file for their earned benefits, among many other responsibilities.
Jobs for Disabled Veterans
Amazon has an existing distribution facility in Thousand Oaks, one soon to open in Camarillo this fall, and one to open in Oxnard near the end of 2021.
You may use the link below to view all job opportunities for both locations, as well as sign up for email or text alerts when Amazon posts a new job opportunity.
Please do not forget to indicate your veteran status and that you were referred to this opportunity by Gold Coast Veterans Foundation when you create an application.
International Paper, a well-known paper and packaging products company, has a paper mill plant in Oxnard. It is currently seeking candidates for its Service Technician position.
You may use the link below to view this job opportunity, as well as sign up for alerts when International Paper posts a new job opportunity.
PRIDE Industries connects disabled people with job openings.