The Department of Labors Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) assists veterans, reservists, and National Guard members in securing employment.
Reservists and National Guard members called to active duty have rights and responsibilities under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).
The Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) promotes equal employment opportunity on behalf of qualified special disabled veterans, Vietnam era veterans, recently separated veterans, and veterans who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized.
Additional information is available from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), another government resource that provides information on programs and benefits for veterans, and locations of VA facilities worldwide.
DOL Web Pages on This Topic
DOL Veterans' Opportunities
Provides information about how DOL supports the Veterans Hiring Initiative along with links to jobs and resources at DOL and other federal agencies.
Hire Vets First
Provides information on the Hire Vets First initiative and directs businesses interested in hiring veterans to America's Service Locator or to 1-877-US2-JOBS to find their closest One-Stop Career Center for services. The Web site also refers veterans interested in employment opportunities to their nearest One-Stop Career Center.
Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS)
Promotes the economic security of America's veterans through programs designed to minimize unemployment and underemployment among veterans with service connected disabilities and other targeted veterans groups, and by assisting programs and activities that are designed to maximize the employment and training opportunities of all veterans.
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
Monitors contractor and subcontractor compliance with the nondiscrimination and affirmative action provisions of the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA).
e-VETS Resource Advisor
Assists veterans preparing to enter the job market. It includes information on a broad range of topics, such as job search tools and tips, employment openings, career assessment, education and training, and benefits and special services available to veterans.
elaws Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) Advisor
Understand veterans' employee eligibility and job entitlements, employer obligations, benefits and remedies under the USERRA.
elaws Veterans' Preference Advisor
Veterans can examine the preferences for which they might be entitled with regard to federal jobs.
Federal contractors and subcontractors are required to complete this annual report showing the numbers of qualified special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, and any other protected veterans hired or employed during the reporting period.
If after reviewing this information you still have questions, please contact your local VETS office.
The Department of Labor's toll-free Call Center can assist workers and employers with questions about Reemployment Rights for Veterans, National Guard or Reservists: 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365) (TTY: 1-877-889-5627).
Additional information on topics relevant to veterans can be found on the Department of Labor's Web interface, Find It! By Audience Veterans.
Related Web Pages on This Topic
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) The government resource that provides information on programs and benefits for veterans, and locations of VA facilities worldwide.
- Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)
This program assists veterans with service-connected disabilities to achieve employment or enhance their ability to function independently at home and in the community.
- Special Programs from the Department of Veterans Affairs
Several of VA programs target specific veteran populations such as disabled, homeless, minority, and women veterans.
Laws & Regulations on This Topic
38 USC §4212 Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA)
38 USC §4301 The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
41 CFR Part 60-250 Affirmative Action Obligations of Contractors and Subcontractors for Disabled Veterans and Veterans of the Vietnam Era
41 CFR Part 61-250 Part 61-250 Annual Report from Federal Contractors