Career Advising & Job Placement
Assistance for All Veterans
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
2417 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
727 Goucher Street
Johnstown, PA 15905
The mission of the Veterans Leadership Program is to address existing and emerging needs facing veterans and to increase the self-esteem and well being of veterans and their immediate families. Our primary focus is to provide assistance to unemployed, underemployed, and homeless veterans.
The VLP is a non-profit organization which has provided job assistance and supportive services of the veteran community of Southwestern Pennsylvania since 1982. This agency was founded by Vietnam-era veterans to improve the image and quality of life for ALL veterans of the United States Armed Services, including those who served during peace time.
Career Counseling and Needs Assessment for All Levels of Employment
Whether pursuing continued employment in the same field or seeking a career change, you will work one-on-one with a Career Advisor who will help you develop an action plan that best utilizes your potential and experience.
Job Search Workshops
Our workshops will teach you resume writing and interviewing techniques, job search and networking tactics, and job retention skills.
Job Club will offer you a forum for sharing job leads and job search strategies.
Vet Net (Veteran's Network) offers job search assistance through outside speakers who address employment related topics as well as networking opportunities, job search skills, and group support.
Our career advisors will help put you in contact with employers who want to hire veterans. Our Job Book provides you with constantly up-ated job listings.
We recognize the importance of post-placement follow-up to help you stay on the job. Our staff will continue to offer you support after you have found employment.
We have newspapers and publications for job search purposes and we offer resume writing workshops. Personal computers with a resume writing program will be available shortly.
Help for Homeless Veterans
(Pittsburgh Office only)
It's almost impossible to find a job if you don't have decent clothing, food, or a place to live. And it's almost impossible to get those necessities without a job.
We can help you break this vicious cycle.
VLP's Homeless Veteran's Program provides emergency housing and food provision referrals in addition to our job assistance programs.
We can help you break the vicious cycle of fear, hunger, and poverty for yourself and your family.
So . . .
if you need a place to live . . .
and a job that utilizes your potential . . .
and you're willing to put in some time & effort . . .
call the VLP . . .
we're here to help you.
Visit the Veterans Leadership Program Web site for more information.