A Place to Call Home
A large population of military personnel, veterans and their families call Macon-Bibb County home. There are a variety of resources available to support those who have served, including information on available career opportunities, access to counseling services, and guidance on how to receive rightfully earned benefits.
- Robins Air Force Base
- Education and Training Programs
- Veteran Benefits and Support
As the long-standing Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, GA continues to expand, so do the benefits it provides to its next-door neighbor, Macon-Bibb County. In February 2020, Robins AFB opened a new software lab in downtown Macon (Blue Sky) that brought 50 new technology jobs to the city.
As one of the largest economic drivers in Central Georgia, Robins Air Force Base offers a wide variety of job opportunities. Qualified veterans may be eligible for Veterans Preference, which prioritizes their applications for a position over many other applicants. To learn more about available positions and eligibility requirements for Veterans Preference, visit the Robins Air Force Base Employment page.
For assistance in advancing your career, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) provides excellent resources to help military personnel transition into the civilian workforce. GDOL ensures that veterans receive preference and priority of service in finding work, building career skills, credentialing military experience and training, and accessing state and federal veteran services. To find a full list of GDOL services, visit the Veteran Assistance and Information page.
Looking to level up your skill set? The Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource (VECTR) Center offers accelerated college programs and short-term certifications in high demand careers to Georgia residents or those stationed in Georgia for little to no cost.
Serving Those Who Have Served
For all matters involving veteran benefits, Macon’s Veterans Field Service Office offers personal assistance to veterans and their families.
To provide the best care possible, the Georgia VECTR Center introduced a new electronic referral platform in 2020 that efficiently connects veterans in Central Georgia with community-based resources. The use of this current technology has provided access to food assistance, mental health care, housing assistance, and other social services to more than 2,620 veterans . You can find more information about this platform and other VECTR Center services here.