Transition Center Services

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The Veterans' Assistance Commission of Madison County Inc. gives assistance to Veterans in their transition endeavors. Current job openings and job fairs being held throughout the region are posted in the office and will be provided to Veterans upon request. Upcoming job fairs, recruitment events, and business expos also are listed below.

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Transition Center-Related Services:

  • Current job/career fair information
  • Current employment/job boards
  • Community resource and transition meetings
  • Specialized referrals to community agencies
  • Customized transition planning
  • Community outreach and engagement planning
  • Transportation assistance (bus tokens)
  • Computer lab

Documentation Typically Needed to Assist in Employment-Related Services:

  • Résumé draft for Madison County Employment and Training for review and/or development
  • Previous employment history

Transition Center Eligibility Requirements:

  • True certified copy of DD-214 (discharge papers from the military with last discharge of Honorable)
  • Valid e-mail address for employment applications and searches
  • Registered accounts with Southwestern Illinois workNet Center and Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) Illinois Skills Match

Helpful Information:

Upcoming Job Fairs, Recruitment Events, and Business Expos:

The Veterans' Assistance Commission of Madison County Inc. will post job fairs, recruitments events, and business expos in the local area as it receives information. The schedule of events is subject to change. Prior to attending any of these events, you are strongly encouraged to confirm the companies that are participating. Here are some events being held in 2016:

July 2017
Granite City Job Fair
Southwestern Illinois College
Sam Wolf Granite City Campus
4950 Maryville Road Granite City, IL 62040
July 28, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

DAV Recruit Military Veterans' Job Fair (PDF)
Chaifetz Arena at St. Louis University
1 South Compton Avenue, St. Louis, MO  63103
July 13, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Illinois Central School bus Employer Workshop (PDF)
IDES Office 
4519 W. Main St., Belleville, IL 62223
July 13, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Imperial Manufacturing Group (PDF)
East Alton DHS Offce 
608 West St. Louis Avenue, East Alton, IL 62024
July 12, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


June 2017
June  2017 List of Job Fairs (PDF)

SCF Lewis and Clark Fleeting and Terminal, LLC (PDF)
2801 Rock Road, Granite City, IL  62024
June 28 and June 29, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Metro Hiring Event (PDF)
3000 South Brentwood Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63144
June 24, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Illinois State Police Employer Workshop (PDF)
1100 Eastport Plaza Dr. 
June 20, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Highland Job Fair (PDF)
KC Hall (12454 State Route 143, Highland IL 62249)
June 8, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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