Veteran employment support ranges from intensive in-person job search support to widely available online job search curriculum. Resources are also available for local communities hoping to fund workforce development projects and employers hoping to expand veteran hiring.
American Job Center - Formerly called "One Stop" centers, American Job Centers pool the resources of several federal departments to provide specialized career services tailored to veterans. The career centers focus on job search assistance, job referral, and placement assistance for job seekers. Services include assessment of skill levels, abilities, and aptitudes, career guidance when appropriate, job search workshops, and referral to jobs or training as appropriate. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the physical location nearest to you.
ConnectVETS - ConnectVETS offers an online curriculum to support veterans in their job search (while there is a fee, veterans are eligible for a 3-month free subscription).
Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) - For veterans that require more intensive support, DVOP specialists provide focused services for those who are economically or educationally disadvantaged.
Hire Heroes USA - Hire Heroes is a national nonprofit that provides free personalized employment training to veterans.
Hiring Our Heroes - An initiative of the National Chamber of Commerce, Hiring Our Heroes provides resume-building support, industry mentors, and a jobs database for veterans, and a variety of webinars for employers.
Hero to Hired - H2H is a Department of Defense initiative that aims to connect veterans with military-friendly companies. The site also offers career exploration tolls, military-to-civilian skills translations, and training resources.
Local Veterans Employment Representative Program (LVER) - LVER staff work with employers to increase employment opportunities for veterans in a region and encourage the hiring of veterans.
Hiring Our Heroes, US Chamber of Commerce - The US Chamber of Commerce offers a direct connection to job-seeking veterans, as well as training webinars and an employer roadmap.
Small Business Administration - The SBN offers a variety of resources and support for veteran-owned businesses and businesses that wish to hire veterans. Additionally, prospective business owners can visit one of the 16 outreach centers for business development services and training targeted specifically to veterans.
For Local Communities
Homeless Veteran's Reintegration Program - Federal funds are earmarked for workforce investment boards, public agencies, for-profit/commercial entities, and non-profit organizations to fund a case-management support that directly assists homeless veterans and provides critical linkages to supportive services within their communities. Case-management support is job-focused.
Workforce Investment Act - Provides for veterans workforce investment programs, funded through grants and contracts and administered by the Assistant Secretary for Veterans Employment and Training.
The National Governors Association offers information about veteran employment issues in a recent webinar.