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Information for Veterans
The Athens County Veterans Services Office is located in the same building as the OhioMeansJobs - Athens County, at 70 N. Plains Road, Ste. C, The Plains, Ohio.
Our goal is to assist eligible veterans, including disabled veterans, campaign veterans, and other targeted veterans and eligible spouses in alleviating unemployment and underemployment.
The Ohio GI Promise allows all veterans of the U.S. Armed Services, their spouses and dependents who choose to attend Ohio colleges and universities to do so at in-state tuition rates.
Veteran Priority of Service
A recently enacted U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulation requires emphasis on Veteran Priority of Service as outlined in 20 CFR Part 1010 - Priority of Service for Covered Persons.
What is Veteran Priority of Service?
“Priority of service” means, with respect to any qualified job training program, that a covered person shall be given priority over a non-covered person for the receipt of employment, training and placement services provided under the program. Priority means the right to take precedence over non-covered persons in obtaining services.
Veteran Priority of Service is federally mandated. All covered persons will receive priority of service over non-covered persons in all Department of Labor (DOL) funded employment and training programs.
- Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)-Adult
- Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
- Dislocated Worker National Emergency Grant
- Senior Community Service Employment
- Trade Adjustment Assistance