Mission & Purpose

The San Gabriel Valley Veterans Employment Committee (SGV|VEC) is an all-volunteer organization that works in partnership with various federal and state agencies, employers, training institutions and nonprofit entities. Its purpose is to serve as an employment-focused “network” for Veterans, their Spouses and Children, as well as to organize events geared toward connecting Veteran jobseekers to employment opportunities and social support service providers.

This committee shall advise the appropriate Division Chief, Los Angeles/Orange/Ventura County Areas of the State of California, Employment Development Department on the quality of services to veterans by local EDD offices and propose policy and regulations wherein both veterans and prospective employers can best be served.

The general purpose of the SGV|VEC shall be to:

  • Improve and implement the veterans employment program in the offices of the Employment Development Department, by providing a central coordinated group to which individuals or organizations may direct questions, complaints, suggestions or recommendations relative to the adequacy or effectiveness of employment and manpower services provided by the Employment Development Department;
  • Encourage organized veteran group and individuals to become job conscious and to report all job openings to local offices of the Department;
  • Keep before employers and the public the importance and advantages of hiring, training and retraining veterans whenever possible, and to urge all employers to avail themselves of the placement services offered by the Employment Development Department;
  • Act as a coordinating body, subject to the aims and purposes of the California State Veterans Employment Committee.
  • Advise the appropriate Division Chief, Los Angeles/Orange/Ventura County Areas of the State of California, Employment Development Department on the quality of services to veterans by local EDD offices and propose policy and regulations wherein both veterans and prospective employers can best be served.
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