Veterans Information

Local Veterans

The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Reports 241,000 veterans live in San Diego, of which 29,000 are veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Unemployment rates for veterans over the age of 55 is 11.4%, as compared to 8.1% for non-veterans, and 16% of San Diego veterans are between the ages of 18 and 34. Regional businesses are being asked to do their part by hiring veterans, with state and federal tax breaks designed to encourage the hiring of veterans.

Every month, 2,000 men and women are released from military duty in San Diego County. With this many people seeking employment in an already tough job market, some veterans who are not prepared for the transition to civilian life become unemployed, and unfortunately too often become homeless.

St. Vincent De Paul Employment and Housing Services

St. Vincent de Paul Employment and Housing Services provides professional skills training and job-seeking support to enable residents to secure permanent employment with local businesses. Clients on Career Track receive both rapid education and rapid training to compete in today’s evolving workplaces. Specialized job training in their popular Culinary Arts and Security Programs are  available. A Community College instructor is on site daily at their facility to teach Vocational Education and GED classes. Employment and Housing Services instructors, interns and volunteers teach weekly classes in resume writing and interviewing.


Weekly Class List Class Time  Day of Week 
 Interviewing  8:30-10:30 a.m.  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
 Job Applications 12:30-3:00 p.m. (bi-weekly)  Monday and Tuesday 
 Resume Writing 8:30-11:00 a.m.   Thursday and Friday

San Diego Society of Human Resource Management, Chapter 130
325 W. Washington Street #2355  |  San Diego, CA 92103  
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