Alaska Veteran State Benefits
This description of benefits for Alaska's Veterans and their spouses and dependants was developed by
the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to make veterans aware of the benefits the state offers and to illustrate
that the benefits are from different state departments. The best way to determine if you qualify for a certain benefit is
to reach the person or program throughout the contact information provided.
State Employment Hiring Preference for Veterans, Prisoners of War,
and National Guard Members
Workplace Alaska in the Division
of Personnel in the Department of Administration is the on-line recruitment process for all the state's classified service
positions. Every vacancy in the classified service, except those requiring registration with Job Service, are posted on the
homepage and are available for on-line application. Vacancies are advertised in the Sunday editions of the Fairbanks News
Miner, Juneau Empire, and Anchorage Daily News along with recruitment phone lines.
Veterans who possesses the necessary qualifications
for a given state job classification and served on active duty and received an honorable or general discharge during the dates
listed on the employment application, are eligible for a state employment hiring preference.
If a numerical rating is used
in assessing preference, then Veterans are entitled to 5% or 10% of the points available. If no numerical rating device is
used, then Veterans will either be afforded "consideration" or an opportunity to interview. Disabled Veterans and
former prisoners of war are entitled to 10% or the opportunity to interview, all other Veterans entitled to preference will
receive the 5% or be afforded "consideration".
Veterans Services Section of the Employment Security
Division of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development promotes employment, economic stability, and growth by
operating a no-fee labor exchange that meets the needs of employers, job seekers, and veterans. The provides job placement,
job matching and referral, vocational counseling, and job search assistance.
Job Centers in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Wasilla, Kenai, Juneau,
and Eagle River have Local Veteran Employment Representatives and Disabled Veteran Outreach Program specialists who provide
the following services to qualified vets:
>Priority Job Referral
to Educational Services
>Labor Market Information