Career & Job Preparation

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.

Salvation Army’s Veteran Employment Services (VES) program exclusively serves unemployed and underemployed veterans of all background. This is accomplished by providing individualized services and that veteran’s passion and skills to stand out to potential employers.

Jobs for Veterans

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.

Jobs for Veterans

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.

Jobs for Veterans

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 info@gcvf.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.

Career Fairs

Construction

Brighten Sheet Metal is a full-service sheet-metal fabricator and installer for both residential and commercial properties.

The owners of Brighten Sheet Metal have military veterans in their family and desires to add veterans to its team.

They currently have an opening for a Sheet Metal Field Installer/Helper. Please review the link below for more details.

For additional questions and to apply, you may contact Andrew at (805) 375-5055 or info@brightensheetmetal.com

Government

Jobs for Veterans

TAD PGS, Inc. provides staffing services to the U.S. government and prime contractors.

Security

Black Knight Patrol is a veteran-owned business that provides customized security services for its clients.

Cobalt Security Services, Inc. is a veteran-owned business that provides customized security services for its clients and desires to add military veterans to its team.

Available positions include the following:

  • Unarmed security guards
  • Armed security guards
  • Security consultants

For any additional questions, you may contact Jessica Nostadt, HR Manager, at (805) 558-6926 or jessica@cobaltsecurityservices.com

Securitas provides customized security services for its clients.

Transportation

MV Transportation, Inc. provides a variety of transportation services not only for various jurisdictions, but also for individual organizations.

It is currently seeking drivers at its Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley locations.

You may use the links below to view their qualifications and apply for these job opportunities.

For any questions, you may contact Eduardo Magana, Recruiter, at (805) 660-7308 or at eduardo.magana@mvtransit.com

Veterans Affairs

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be opening a brand-new outpatient clinic in the City of Ventura mid-September 2022.

It is actively hiring for several positions to fill prior to the opening of this clinic.

For more information on the available positions and each one’s requirements, please visit USAJOBS by clicking on the link below.

Jobs for Disabled Veterans

Amazon

Amazon has existing distribution facilities in Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, and Oxnard.

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.

CFR & Associates, a small business veteran advocacy company, is seeking the following construction workers for a project in the Los Angeles area. All these positions will be handling concrete:

  • Class A Truck Drivers (who will also perform some on-site work)
  • Concrete Workers (on-site work)
  • Laborers (on-site work)

For any questions and to apply, you may directly contact William J. Osgood, the President and CEO of CFR & Associates – U.S. Marine Corps veteran, at the following:

Implant Direct is a Thousand Oaks-based dental implant manufacturer that works directly with dentists around the world to create implants for their patients at reduced, factory-direct prices.

It is currently seeking candidates for CNC Machine Operators and Clean Room Assemblers, among a variety of positions. Please review the provided list of all available positions and their qualifications.

You may use the link below to view and apply for these job opportunities.

For any questions regarding these available positions, please contact their HR representative, Gaby Castro, at gaby.castro@implantdirect.com.

MD&D Pools is a family-owned pool-service business based in Newbury Park. It assists clients in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties.

MD&D Pools is currently seeking a Pool Technician. Prior experience is preferred, but it is open to training for pool cleaning, filter cleaning, water chemistry, and minor repairs.

If you are interested, you may contact Mike Anderson, owner of MD&D Pools, at (805) 857-0580 or at mike@mddpools.com.

Jobs for Veterans in Ventura County

PC Recycle is an electronics recycling center dedicated to ensuring e-waste can be re-used in a beneficial way. PC Recycle serves individuals, businesses, government, and municipalities.

PC Recycle is seeking to fill several positions at its facility in Newbury Park. Please review each of the available positions.

If you are interested in any of the positions, you may contact Sarah Murdock, its Warehouse Manager, at (760) 402-7489 or at sarahmurdock@fcsrvs.com.

The Port of Hueneme, owned by the Oxnard Harbor district, is a prime commercial gateway for Ventura County and Southern California. It is responsible for over $2.2 billion in overall economic impact each year.

The Port of Hueneme is also a key ally for our wheelchair program, in collaboration with several other veterans’ organizations here in Ventura County.

It is now currently seeking to hire a Business Development Representative and a Harbormaster. Please click the links below to review requirements and how to submit your application.

For any questions, please contact their HR Management Specialist, Robin Campos, at rcampos@portofh.org.