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For more information about how to recognize spam calls, please reference the IRS site about recognizing these imposter calls: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/how-to-know-its-really-the-irs-calling-or-knocking-on-your-door-0

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Post 9/11 Era Veterans Receiving Services In The Wagner-Peyser Employment Service

Post 9/11 Era Veterans Receiving Services In The Wagner-Peyser Employment Service

The Gold Card provides unemployed post-9/11 era veterans with the intensive and follow-up services they need to succeed in today's job market. The Gold Card initiative is a joint effort of the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS).

An eligible veteran can present the Gold Card at his/her local American Job Center to receive enhanced intensive services including up to six months of follow-up. The enhanced in-person services available for Gold Card holders at local American Job Center may include:

Job readiness assessment, including interviews and testing;

Development of an Individual Development Plan (IDP);

Career guidance through group or individual counseling that helps veterans in making training and career decisions;

Provision of labor market, occupational, and skills transferability information that inform educational, training, and occupational decisions;

Referral to job banks, job portals, and job openings;

Referral to employers and registered apprenticeship sponsors;

Referral to training by WIA-funded or third party service providers; and

Monthly follow-up by an assigned case manager for up to six months.