Veterans' Programs

Pacific Gateway helps Veterans access a number of resources through our partnership with the Employment Development Department (EDD), and connections to other organizations.  Often, Veterans are eligible for a number of special resources.  
Some of our no-fee services include:
  • Employment preparation that includes vocational guidance, career counseling, workshops on resume preparation, interviewing techniques, and job search strategies
  • Referrals to employment and training programs, including on-the-job training opportunities
  • Connections to the Veterans Service Center at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base
  • Referrals and easy access to Veteran benefits and community services
  • Transition & Housing Assistance Programs to provide a smooth transition for individuals leaving the military and going into the private sector
  • Referrals and service information for the Long Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center
Talk to a Veteran Employment Services Specialist about your specific needs and how we can be of assistance.
To find out more, please call (562) 570-WORK and ask for a Veteran Employment Specialist

Veterans’ Services Staff

Veterans are encouraged to connect with one of our on-site employment specialists.  These staff members have special knowledge about programs and resources to help Veterans transfer their skills to the workplace.  To learn more about how we can help you, please visit one of our One-Stop Career Centers.  
For more information about Veteran Services call Roxana Gomez at (562) 570-3673.


Pacific Gateway has partnered with the Orange County Workforce Investment Board (OCWIB) and the State of California's Employment Development Department (EDD) to provide the Veterans' Employment-Related Assistance Program (VEAP).  VEAP is designed to provide veterans with training that can lead to industry recognized certificates and/or degrees that are required to obtain employment within high growth industries.  The program targets veterans who recently separated from active military duty within the last 48 months, veterans with significant barriers, or campaign veterans.
VEAP services include:
  • Short-term vocational or on-the-job training
  • Assistance with transitioning from military to civilian employment
  • Assessment of skills and interests
  • Career guidance and exploration
  • Job skills development, including interview/preparation, resume development, and networking
  • Job placement assistance
  • Follow-up services to facilitate job retention
Some examples of VEAP training:
  1. Global Logistics Specialist
  2. Medical Assistant
  3. Sterile Processing Technician
  4. Emergency Medical Technician
  5. Project Management
  6. Cisco Cetertifed Network Administrator
  7. OSHA Training
  8. Commercial Driver Trainer
  9. Security Technology and Administration
For more information regarding the VEAP program call Sal Barajas at (562) 570-3651.

Links to Veteran Resources

There are a number of employment and training resources available to help you.  Click the links below:
Department of Labor Veteran’s Resources
CA Employment Development Department Veteran’s Employment Program
Hire A Hero
U.S. Vets / Villages of Cabrillo
LBCC - Veterans
El Camino College - Veterans