James Gouzias, Veteran Employment Representative is currently conducting Virtual Office Hours on Thursdays from 9:00 am to 11:00. Visit: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/99910557481

Veterans Office Hours

Open Office Hours for Veterans on Thursdays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Veterans Employment Representative

Jim Gouzias

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You will be directed to the Waiting Room until Jim is free to meet with you individually

Veterans Priority of Service:

Eligible veterans and spouses have priority of service which entitles them to have precedence over other customers in obtaining Center services. Eligible veterans and spouses receive access to services and resources, earlier in time than other customers or if the service or resource is limited, eligible veterans and spouses receive access to the service or resource instead of or before other customers.

Please complete and submit the form below to the MassHire Cape and Islands Veteran’s Representative to determine your eligibility for additional services. This information is being requested on a voluntary basis and will be kept confidential. Refusal to provide the information will not subject you to any adverse consequences.

Veteran Screening Form

Eligible person as defined in Title 38 §4101 means:

  • The spouse of any person who died of a service-connected disability,
  • The spouse of any member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty, who, at the time of application for assistance under this chapter, is listed, pursuant to section 556 of Title 37 and regulations listed thereunder by the Secretary concerned in one or more of the following categories and has been listed for a total of more than 90 days: (i) missing in action, (ii) captured in line of duty by a hostile force, or (iii)  forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power, or
  • The spouse of any person who has a total disability permanent in nature resulting from a service-connected disability or the spouse of a veteran who died while a disability so evaluated was in existence.

An eligible Veteran is a person defined in Title 38 USC §4211 who:

  • Served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days and was discharged or released there from with other than a dishonorable discharge;
  • Was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability; or
  • As a member of a reserve component under an order to active duty pursuant to section 124301(a) (d) or (g), 12302, or 12304 of Title 10, served on active duty during a period of war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge is authorized and was discharged or released from such duty with other than a dishonorable discharge; or
  • Was discharged or released from active duty by reason of a sole survivorship discharge ( as that term is defined in §1174(I) of Title 10)

The JOBS FOR VETERANS ACT specifies that National Guard and Reserve personnel who served on active duty and who were released with other than a dishonorable discharge would qualify as veterans for purposes of the priority of service requirement.

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Veterans Coffee Hour

Meet our Veterans Representative, James Gouzias, and bring your questions.  The “Veteran Coffee Hour” is a combined in-person and virtual program that brings veterans together for an informal morning social gathering over a cup of coffee.  The event is designed to bring veterans together to network, and, as co-creators of the process, provide peer supported job search guidance and insight through an open forum to share veteran experiences and barriers to employment, resource information, as well as to discuss current events and any issues that is on top of their minds. Registration is required.

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Cape Cod Veterans Programs & Services Video Presentation

An overview of the Veteran programs and services available at Cape Cod Community College, Cape Cod Veterans Outreach Center, MassHire Cape and Islands Career Center and the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation.


The Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center is the only nonprofit veterans outreach center for the Cape and the Islands specializing in addressing Housing Assistance and Homelessness Prevention, Mental Health Support, and Food Insecurity. The Center also provides veterans access to partner agencies and services outside of our core focuses.

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The HIRE Vets Medallion Award Program is now accepting applications!

The Department of Labor’s HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal-level veteran’s employment award that recognizes employers for their investments in recruiting, employing and retaining our nation’s veterans. This award is an opportunity to highlight your organization’s work to support America’s veterans.

The award is based on a number of criteria, ranging from veteran hiring and retention to providing veteran-specific resources, leadership programming, dedicated human resources, and compensation and tuition assistance programs – with varying requirements for large, medium and small employers.

Applications are now open and will run through April 30, 2022. Employers of all sizes can apply online and learn more about the application process at HIREVets.gov.

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