A quick internet search shows articles from many recognized business leaders who endorse hiring veterans as a good business practice. Why? Veterans bring the following attributes and characteristics to the workplace:

  • Proven leadership and leadership readiness 
  • Mission-focused approach to work
  • Experience working in diverse teams and organizations 
  • Adaptable and immediate contributors
  • Strong work ethics 
  • Strong performance under pressure
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Self-starter
  • Integrity

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U.S. Department of Labor VETS Regional Veterans’ Employment Coordinators (RVECs) work to help employers find service members, veterans, and military spouses.

They engage with local, regional, and national employers and connect them with Federal, state, and local resources to facilitate veterans’ employment.

  • Connects employers with resources
  • Helps employers understand their needs, address skill gaps, and attract veteran talent
  • Coordinates across local and strategic partnerships
  • Consult and coach employers in developing veteran hiring initiatives
  • Share industry recognized best practices
  • Leverages resources to reduce employer costs
United States map of RVEC regions color coded.

Email your RVEC by region

Contact your regional RVEC to find, hire and retain service members, veterans, and military spouses.

Atlanta Region | Andre Anderson
Anderson.Andre.D@dol.gov
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

Boston Region | Matthew Passmore
Passmore.Matthew.A@dol.gov
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Rhode Island, Vermont

Chicago Region | David Seay
Seay.David@dol.gov
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Wisconsin

Dallas Region | Janice Maupin-Anderson
MaupinAnderson.Jan@dol.gov
Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming

Philadelphia Region | Matthew Passmore
Passmore.Matthew.A@dol.gov
Delaware, DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

San Francisco Region | David Seay
Seay.David@dol.gov
Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington

National Veterans Employment Manager

Eric Asmussen
Asmussen.Eric.K@dol.gov

DOL Employer Guide to Hiring Veterans

The guide provides veteran hiring best practices about service members and veteran demographics; share federal, state and other resources for employers to facilitate veteran employment; make recommendations on how to attract, train, and retain veterans.
DOL Employer Guide to Hiring Veterans (PDF)

Employer Guide to Hiring Veterans cover

HIRE Vets Medallion Program

The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development.
HIRE Vets Medallion Program (hirevets.gov)

HIREVets.gov logo - Vets Medallion Program

National Labor Exchange: Post a Job

NLx - National Labor Exchange logo

Veterans who find your job openings on the search results page will be taken directly to the job opening on your corporate website.
Post a job on the National Labor Exchange (usnlx.com)

CareerOneStop

CareerOneStop logoAmerican Job Centers give businesses access to resources they need to recruit, train, and retain a skilled workforce. They may also be known as “Career One-Stops” or “Career Centers” depending on the state.

 

Building Registered Apprenticeship Programs Toolkit

This toolkit provides helpful steps and resources to start and register an apprentice ship program, from exploring the apprenticeship model as a workforce strategy to launching a new program.
Building Registered Apprenticeship Programs toolkit (PDF, apprenticeship.gov)

Vocational Rehab & Employment Programs

Explore what VA offers to make hiring or rehiring a Veteran with a service-connected disability that much easier.
VA.gov Vocational Rehab & Employment Programs (va.gov)

DOD SkillBridge

The DOD SkillBridge program is an opportunity for service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific industry training, apprenticeships, or internships during the last 180 days of service.
DOD Skillbridge (skillbridge.osd.mil)