Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) Women Veteran Program
The Women Veteran Program monitors the employment situation of women veterans to ensure DOL VETS programs serve women veterans and male veterans equitably. When new or updated information about women veterans in the workforce becomes available, it is made public on this webpage, either as a fact sheet or as a webinar.
Free employment services are available at American Job Centers nationwide, and they are effective for women veterans. In fact, one study showed that women veterans who used them experienced less of a wage gap than women nonveterans using comparable services. Veterans receive priority of service, and veterans with significant barriers to employment may receive more intensive case management, so be sure to tell them you are a veteran!
Women in Service: A Conversation with Four Military Leaders on Blazing Trails in the Armed Forces
On February 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau and its Veterans’ Employment and Training Service hosted a special event to celebrate African American History Month and the Women’s Bureau Centennial: “Women in Service: A Conversation with Four Military Leaders on Blazing Trails in the Armed Forces.” Four African American women veterans discussed their experiences leading in the military, as well as ways we can help increase opportunities for women in all industries and occupations. Learn more about the Women's Bureau Centennial at dol.gov/WB100.
Unemployment Rates of Women Veterans Enrolled in School (PDF Factsheet)
Women as Share of State Veteran Population (PDF Factsheet)
DOL VETS Programs (PDF Factsheet)
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DOL Supports Veterans (PDF Factsheet)
Women Veterans (PDF Factsheet)
Women Veteran Research Gaps (PDF Factsheet)