Employing Your Next Veteran
Listed below are a variety of organizations that assist veterans who are searching for employment and new career opportunities:
Value of a Veteran
Value of A Veteran is an organization that helps businesses and organizations improve their veteran recruiting and retention programs. The site is designed to train recruiters and hiring managers on specific topics such as hiring disabled veterans and translating the military resume. Founded by CODE’s advisory board member, Lisa Rosser, Value of A Veteran provides one-on-one consulting, training for the entire company, and a number of other helpful workshops that are available on the website.
American Corporate Partners
American Corporate Partners offers free career counseling and mentoring to recently returned veterans by professionals from America’s finest corporations.
Department of Veteran Affairs
To provide veterans the world-class benefits and services they have earned – and to do so by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship.
The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV)
EBV offers cutting edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines disabled as a result of their service supporting operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. The intent of the EBV is to open the door to entrepreneurial opportunity and small business ownership to you, by developing your competencies in the many steps and activities associated with creating and sustaining an entrepreneurial venture, and also by helping you coordinate your efforts with programs and services for veterans and others with disabilities.
Give an Hour
Give and Hour is a Washington, DC area non-profit organization providing free mental health services to U.S. military personnel and families affected by the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan.
Helmets to Hardhats
Helmets to Hardhats is a national program that connects National Guard, Reserve and transitioning active-duty military members with quality career training and employment opportunities within the construction industry.
Hire a Hero
Hire a Hero provides free employment services to returning service members and their families. Hire A Hero was created as an online professional networking site that provides employment services specifically geared towards meeting the employment needs of returning military members and their families.
Hire Heroes USA
Hire Heroes USA matches the skills and interests of returning veterans with the needs of participating hiring companies nationwide.
International Franchise Associations’ “VetFran” Initiative
VetFran was developed to honor those men and women who have served in the U.S. military by helping them transition to civilian life. 388 participating companies have helped veterans purchase 1400 small businesses through financial incentives and scholarships.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Iraw and Afghanistan Veterans of America addresses critical issues facing new veterans and their families, including mental health injuries, a stretched VA system, inadequate health care for female veterans, and GI Bill educational benefits. IAVA also provides valuable resources and empowers veterans to connect with one another, fostering a strong and lasting community.
Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Vocational Rehabilitation Program
PVA offers vocationally-oriented services to veterans with disabilities, especially those veterans with spinal cord dysfunction including counseling, information, and networking.
The Pathway Home
The Pathway Home is a residential treatment program for combat-related stress or other military-related stressors specifically created for our Nation’s “New Warriors”—those of any age, who have served our Nation’s Global War on Terror in areas of the world such as Afghanistan and Iraq.
Return to Work
Return to Work is a non-profit organization that helps Americans with disabilities, including injured soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, to prepare for, find, and keep sustainable employment.
Still Serving Veterans
Still Serving Veterans bridges the gaps, helping veterans assess their medical, vocational and counseling needs, and then connecting those veterans with existing federal, state and local support services.
Swords to Plowshares
Swords to Plowshares is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that provides counseling and case management, employment and training, housing and legal assistance to veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area.
TAOnline is a career website for military veterans transitioning into civilian careers. The site has the largest source of transition assistance information, job postings, and tools for today’s veterans. Employers can post job listings, advertise job fairs, and search resumes to find hard working veterans.
The Veterans’ Coalition Innovation Center
The Veterans’ Coalition Innovation Center brings together a number of highly influential organizations to address strategic issues affecting the veterans community in healthcare, services, benefits and related areas.
Veterans in Piping
Veterans in Piping provides returning vets with 16 weeks of accelerated welding training with an additional two weeks of transitional training to help returning veterans adjust to civilian life. The training is free to veterans who are placed in construction careers nationwide.
Veterans Village of San Diego
Veterans Village of San Siego provides housing, food, clothing, substance abuse recovery and mental health counseling, job training and job search assistance for veterans.
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment VetSuccess Program
The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program is authorized by Congress under Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 31. It is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program. The VetSuccess program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.
Wall Street Warfighters
Wall Street Warfighters is an organization focused on benefiting service disabled veterans. Its mission is to identify, develop, and place disabled veterans in long-term professions in the financial services industry following their military service.
Wounded Warrior Project’s “Warriors to Work”
The Warriors to Work program helps individuals recovering from severe injuries received in the line of duty connect with the support and resources they need to build a career in the civilian workforce.
As an industry leader, Activision Blizzard’s goal is to give veterans returning from Iraq, Afghanistan and other military conflicts the opportunity of 21st Century careers. Establishing a civilian life after military service requires a meaningful chance to build the foundation of a career. Military veterans should rank among the top candidates when companies fill job openings and Activision Blizzard is committed to actively interview and hire veterans throughout its employment process.