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
Get started with valuable one-on-one assistance
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
Email your RVEC by region
Contact your regional RVEC to find, hire and retain service members, veterans, and military spouses.
National Veterans Employment Manager
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)
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)
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.
Post a job on the National Labor Exchange (usnlx.com)
American 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.
- Find an American Job Center near you or make an appointment by calling 1-877-US2-JOBS for free one-on-one assistance.
- Hiring Toolkit
Customized solutions to your recruiting, hiring, and training needs.
- Business Center
Your source for help hiring, training and retaining a strong workforce.
- Find tools and best practices to recruit and hire employees for the critical steps in your hiring process and including diversity in your workforce.
- Video: DOL and CareerOneStop (YouTube.com)
Find out how the Department of Labor and CareerOneStop can help veterans.
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.
Download the Building Registered Apprenticeship Programs toolkit (PDF, doleta.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)
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)