Commit to hiring qualified veterans. It's the smart choice.

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


  • Facilitate Employing a Veteran with a RVEC

    Regional Veterans' Employment Coordinators (RVECs)
    • engage with local, regional, and national employers
    • connect them with Federal, state, and local resources to facilitate veterans’ employment
  • DOL Employer Guide to Hiring Veterans (PDF)

    The guide intends to:
    • provide accurate information about service member 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
  • National Labor Exchange: Post a Job

    Veterans who find your job openings on the search results page will be taken directly to the job opening on your corporate website.

  • CareerOneStop

    Hiring Toolkit
    Customized solutions to your recruiting, hiring, and training needs.

    Business Center
    Your source for help hiring, training and retaining a strong workforce.

    Recruit and Hire
    Find tools and best practices for the critical steps in your hiring process and including diversity in your workforce. 

  • DOL ETA: Building Registered Apprenticeship Programs (PDF)

    This toolkit provides helpful steps and resources to start and register an apprenticeship program, from exploring
    the apprenticeship model as a workforce strategy to launching a new program. 

  • Vocational Rehab & Employment Programs

    Explore what VA offers to make hiring or rehiring a Veteran with a service-connected disability that much easier.

Related Resources 

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. 

Video: DOL and CareerOneStop
Find out how the Department of Labor and CareerOneStop can help veterans.