The Salvation Army Veteran Employment Services Program has provided quality employment services exclusively to unemployed and underemployed Veterans since 2009.  In a very competitive job market, we help veterans leverage their veteran status, passion and skills to stand out in front of HR recruiters and hiring managers. Our team works in partnership with our veteran clients and together, we have achieved employment success – nearly 80% of our clients have obtained a job or a better job.

Our clients are diverse, ranging from recently returning to those being out of the service for longer periods of time; veterans of all ranks and MOS; veterans with no civilian work experience to veterans with significant civilian work experience; veterans with no or some higher education to veterans with Bachelor's and Master's degrees.

 

 

Are you a Veteran?

Click here to be contacted for employment assistance

We celebrate all those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Since each veteran is unique, we take a customized approach to each veteran we assist by providing customized job preparation services matched to the veteran's needs, interests and qualifications. Services include:

  • Individualized job search coaching and strategies
  • Resume enhancement or development
  • Cover letter assistance
  • Employment application assistance
  • Interview skills training
  • Mock interviews
  • Targeted job search
  • Connection with employer partners
  • Connection with community resources
  • Presenting veterans as pre-screened candidates to employers
  • Job related supportive service, i.e. interview attire, gas cards, work related clothes or tools

Veterans Served

> 600

Job Ready Candidates

> 500

Placement Rate

78%

Retention Rate

80%



 

 

Are You an Employer?

Veterans are good for the bottom line!

We're successful helping organizations build their workforce because we:

  • Gain a thorough understanding of your organizations culture and structure
  • Conduct in-depth screening for specific job and skill requirements
  • Refer only the most qualified veterans for each position
  • Offer assistance in obtaining state and federal tax credits

Military Veterans Offer:

  • Leadership
  • Advanced Team-building Skills
  • Diversity and Inclusion in Action
  • Strong Organizational Commitment
  • Efficient Performance Under Pressure
  • Respect for Procedures
  • Adept at Skills Transfer Across Contexts
  • Exhibit High Levels of Resiliency

 

Computer Lab Hours

Our computer labs are available for veterans to use for job seeking purposes as well as employment related personal care needs. Our knowledgeable team provides a warm, caring environment for veterans to feel at ease while seeking employment with the comfort of having well trained staff available for guidance and to answer questions.

West LA Computer Lab

1401 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90075
Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

South LA Computer Lab

736 E. Compton Blvd.
Compton, CA 90221
Mondays, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

 

For more information, please contact us!

North Los Angeles County
(310) 694-7332

melva.atayde@usw.salvationarmy.org

Central & East Los Angeles County
(562) 330-7765

susanna.iniguez@usw.salvationarmy.org

South  L.A. & Orange Counties
(310) 562-2874

christan.starling@usw.salvationarmy.org

Santa Barbara & Ventura Counties
(310) 592-9856

victor.farley@usw.salvationarmy.org



 

 

 

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