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Air Force vet in San Diego..

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by musicianary, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. musicianary


    Jun 23, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    I just separated from the military a couple of months ago, and I'm here in SD with my wife and twin daughters. I've been looking for work since I got out here, but nothing has presented itself. Is there anyone in the SD area that can help me find employment so my wife and baby girls can be provided for? You will NOT be disappointed.
  2. Indiana Mike

    Indiana Mike Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    What was your specialty in the air force?
  3. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    My company has several openings but we're all the way on the East Coast.. what sort of work are you looking for?
  4. I just discovered this while helping out another vet. The Veterans' Village of San Diego. They help with your job search and provide help with free vocational training in other fields such as:
    HVAC renovation
    Wind technology
    Green automotive technology
    Smart Meter installation
    Solar Installation
    Truck driving
    Public safety/weapons permit
    Licensed vocational nursing
    Certified nursing assistant

    This is all free to veterans!

    Here's the link:
    http://www.vvsd.net/south.htm (South county)
    http://www.vvsd.net/north.htm (North county)

    Here's the address and phone number:
    4141 Pacific Highway
    San Diego, CA 92110

    Good luck dude.
  5. musicianary


    Jun 23, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    1N3, Arabic language analyst. Along with that I did a TON of office/admin work.
  6. musicianary


    Jun 23, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    At this point, I'm looking for pretty much anything.
  7. musicianary


    Jun 23, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    Thank you! I've actually driven by that, but I haven't been able to stop by. I'll definitely have to check it out.
  8. Tense Zombie

    Tense Zombie

    Dec 4, 2012
    Central PA
    Hey man. Hang in there, from another vet (ex-Army).

    For what it's worth, most unemployment offices and VA centers have gotten a lot better about helping with things. You might be able to qualify for certain kinds of paid internships, under the moniker of Vocational Rehab.

    If you were any sort of linguist, you must have had great ASVAB scores; I'd use that to your advantage.

    Sorry I can't help with anything specific to your region, but trust me, the VA has gotten a lot better most places. They helped my get my current job. Good luck; it will get better.
  9. Hey, that's what I do for the Navy.
  10. musicianary


    Jun 23, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    No kidding? Where are you stationed?
  11. musicianary


    Jun 23, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    Thanks for the general encouragement. I'll keep using those resources!
  12. Fort Gordon, Georgia.
  13. musicianary


    Jun 23, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    Nice. I have a lot of buddies stationed there. What language?
  14. Levantine and MSA.
  15. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Ever think about working for the Feds - FBI, Homeland Security? Seems to me someone with your skills may be useful to them.
  16. Bipslapper

    Bipslapper Well Ahoy, Paloi Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    Cape Cod, MA
    First off - Thanks for your service, I really do appreciate all who serve.

    I can't help you from the East Coast, but I just got back from a trip to SoCal and we ended up in San Diego (Conference @ Rancho Bernardo Inn off Rt. 15). I wish you the the best; hope you can find work out there - it's a beautiful area, for sure.
  17. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
  18. musicianary


    Jun 23, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    I've checked them out, and I'm in consideration for a DHS job doing interpreter and translator work. Federal hiring process moves like molassas in January, though.
  19. musicianary


    Jun 23, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    If only the job market were as beautiful as the area.. THAT would be awesome. But thank you for the well-wishes. Let's hope they manifest themselves into something good!
  20. musicianary


    Jun 23, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    I'll check it out. It'd be pretty sweet working for them!