VA Office of Economic Opportunity - Changes in Veterans Employment Center (VEC)

Curtis L. Coy


By Curtis L. Coy

Colleagues and Fellow Veterans, I’m writing to inform you all of some changes that will be happening in the Veterans Employment Center (VEC).

VA launched VEC two years ago, and the statistics have continued to grow each month – the VEC has seen over 28M hits during that time.  Unfortunately, our profile tool was not being used to the extent we had hoped.

 As such, we are disabling this feature based on your feedback, low usage rates, and data collected over the past two years.  Disabling the profile feature will also eliminate junk mail and phishing attempts. This is all part of our continuous effort to protect Veteran information and improve our technology.

We are currently working on the next feature, moving to a badging feature that will facilitate greater connections between Veterans and the private sector by leveraging industry-recognized job boards.


We've sent notifications to our Veterans who have profiles on VEC, as well as employers who are verified announcing this change.  We will be removing the profiles on 12 May 2016.


VA is committed to supporting our Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families in their transition into the private sector.  We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to launching new and improved capabilities on vets.gov based on Veteran and private sector feedback.


You will still have access to the Military occupational code translator (skills translator), resume builder and the job bank.


V/R


Curtis L. Coy

Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity

Veterans Benefits Administration

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


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