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Job Search & career resources for US Veterans

  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes initiative offers an impactful set of resources, tools and opportunities.
  • Resources like Veteran Jobs Mission and PsychArmor can help bridge the knowledge gap about military experience and offer best practices to business leaders and hiring managers for finding a good fit for a veteran employee.
  • There are numerous programs to help veterans pivot into working in technology &/or entrepreneurship, including MicrosoftSalesforce, Patriot Boot Camp & Bunker Labs.
  • Habitat for Humanity and its Veterans Build initiative offers both employment and housing opportunities for veterans, and the Home Builders Institute (HBI) Veterans Program provides skill building opportunities in the construction and trade industries with support from partners like the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the Home Depot Foundation. 
  • Free LinkedIn premium access is available to members of the military community to assist in the job hunt process.
  • Resources like the Military Spouse Employment Partnership can be key to connecting military spouses to job opportunities, career counseling and financial support for education and training to enter into a “portable” career field. 
  • The Veterans Hire Veterans Employment Network is a FREE job/resume bank that allows VOB's over 33,000 members and millions in the military community an easy way to post jobs and search resumes. Veterans, active duty military and military spouses can submit resumes as well as search for open positions by visiting VeteransHireVeterans.com.
  • Other websites that match veterans with employers are hiremilitary.us and recruitmilitary.com.
  • The U.S. Department of Labor sponsors American Job Centers nationwide to help workers find career services nearby. Veterans employment representatives in these offices should be able to assist with understanding eligibility requirements and state rules.
  • The U.S. Office of Personnel Management maintains a FedsHireVets website, which provides information on federal employment for veterans. 
  • The "My Next Move for Veterans" program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and provides career exploration information, and states may have their own programs and websites as well.
  • American Corporate Partners provides free yearlong mentorships that are intended to help service members achieve civilian career goals. Veterans must apply for the program; once admitted, each veteran is matched to a mentor who aligns with his or her career interests and professional history.
  • The Veterans Upward Bound program is available at select colleges and universities across the country. Free to qualified veterans, the program helps demystify military education benefits, offers refresher courses and tutoring and provides career counseling, among other services.
  • The University of Notre Dame,Yale University, Harvard University and Texas A&M are among more than a dozen prestigious universities that participates in the Warrior-Scholar Project. The free program offers a one- to two-week academic boot camp to veterans who are transitioning from the military to higher education.

Resources courtesy of:

  1. https://citiesspeak.org/2019/10/30/four-ways-city-leaders-can-help-veterans-with-employment/
  2. https://money.usnews.com/careers/articles/available-resources-for-unemployed-vets