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Crucial Career Resources for Veterans
Veterans seeking to transition from military to civilian careers can find a wealth of information and help online.
Those resources include the following:
Supported by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
Provides details to veterans about registered apprenticeship.
Sponsored by DOL and is a partner of the American Job Center Network.
Helps veterans explore career options, locate training and find jobs.
Feds Hire Vets
Operated by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
Serves as OPM’s government-wide veterans employment website, and is a critical component of the federal government’s strategy for the recruitment and employment of veterans.
The Gold Card Initiative
Joint effort of the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS).
Provides unemployed, post-9/11-era veterans with the follow-up services they need to succeed in today’s job market.
Hire Heroes USA
Founded by John Bardis as a non-profit organization that empowers U.S. military members, veterans and military spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce.
Works to transform military service into civilian successes via personalized career preparation alongside resources for interested employers.
Hiring Our Heroes
Supported by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
Connects veterans, service members and military spouses with meaningful employment opportunities.
My Next Move for Veterans
Sponsored by ETA and DOL, and developed by the National Center for O*NET Development.
Offers an interactive tool to help vets learn about career options.
Run by OPM.
Helps recruit, retain, and honor a world-class government workforce for the American people, and offers different hiring paths.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Run by the U.S. government.
Offers myriad resources and essential information for veterans.
Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS)
Supported by DOL.
Prepares America’s veterans, service members and their spouses for careers, provides them with employment resources and expertise, protects their employment rights, and promotes their employment opportunities.
Veterans Employment Center (VEC)
Supported by VA.
Connects veterans and their families with employment and career-development opportunities.
Supported by DOL.
Offers employment resources for veterans.
Veterans Jobs Mission
Partnered with Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF). Began in 2011 as the 100,000 Jobs Mission with 11 leading companies committed to hiring 100,000 veterans by 2020, and evolved to 200-plus leading member companies that represent virtually every industry in the U.S. economy. Renamed the Veteran Jobs Mission and collectively hired 450,000-plus veterans.
Offers class-leading programs in career, vocational, and entrepreneurship education and training, and provides service members, veterans, and their families with the skills needed to be successful in education, work, and life.
Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), Warriors to Work
Veteran employment program run by WWP, which was founded in 2003 as a non-profit organization to help post-9/11 wounded warriors.
Provides career guidance and support services to wounded warriors, their families, and caregivers interested in transitioning to the civilian workforce.
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