The Veterans Employment Program of Lake County (VEP) was created by Catholic Charities with two goals in mind:
- Help our local unemployed U.S. Military Veterans (and military spouses) find employment.
- Help our business community find qualified people to fill their employment needs.
Are You an Unemployed Veteran or Spouse?
We recruit and screen men and women from a wide variety of backgrounds and skill levels but who have all honorably served our country either directly as a veteran of our armed forces or as the spouse of a veteran or active military member.
Those who join our program must be motivated individuals either looking to pick up where they left off in their previous careers, or looking to find new opportunities where they can apply their knowledge and skills.
When you join, we work with you to make your job search more effective. We contact employers to learn about their hiring needs.
We follow your progress and offer tips and leads along the way. Also, our services include access to many useful employment resources such as:
- Job Readiness
- Mock Interviews
- Job Motivation
- Job Placement
- Resume Writing
- Job Retention
Employers: How Your Organization Can Benefit
VEP is a helpful resource for anyone looking to hire. Finding the right people to fill your employment needs can be difficult, time consuming and costly. VEP's services are free.
We screen candidates for you and only refer individuals who possess the qualifications you ask for. We even conduct follow ups after placement to ensure there was a good organizational fit.
Among the many benefits of hiring our participants is the knowledge you are employing individuals who have already demonstrated leadership, discipline, dedication, responsibility, and a strong work ethic.
We love telling our thousands of friends, supporters, and contacts how a particular organization helped further the mission of The Catholic Charities VEP here in Lake County. We look forward to adding your organization's name to this list. Call today to hire one of our clients.
Our services are offered at NO COST to veterans, spouses or employers. For more information on how we may assist you, please contact:
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. • Monday - Friday