Employment & Training
Listed below are a variety of organizations that assist veterans who are searching for employment and new career opportunities:
American Corporate Partners
American Corporate Partners offers free career counseling and mentoring to recently returned veterans by professionals from America’s finest corporations.
AMVETS provides support for veterans and the active military in procuring their earned entitlements, as well as community service and legislative reform that enhances the quality of life for this nation’s citizens and veterans alike. AMVETS also provides veterans with access to career centers that provide an array of career training and employment services to veterans including career assessment, training, certification assistance, and assistance in the career search process.
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.
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’s (HHUSA) mission is to offer transition assistance, job search assistance, and job placement services to those who have honorably served in the US military – and to their spouses – in order to reduce veteran unemployment. HHUSA prioritizes veterans statistically most likely to be unemployed: veterans of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, and veterans that are wounded or disabled.
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
Iraq 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.
Military To Medicine
Military to Medicine is a national, non-profit military service organization of Inova Health System. It provides online healthcare training that leads to entry-level healthcare careers. For individuals who have healthcare work experience, Military to Medicine provides career opportunity assistance.
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.
Student Veterans of America
Student Veterans for America provides peer-to-peer college campus networks for veterans. The group coordinates campus activities, provides pre-professional networking, and generally provides a touchstone for student veterans in higher education to ultimately ensure every veteran is successful after their service.
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.
As a nonprofit, non-political organization, the USO is now, and always will be, about our troops. The USO provides career support to wounded warriors and their families through the creation of two new facilities at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland and a new medical campus at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
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 Diego provides housing, food, clothing, substance abuse recovery and mental health counseling, job training and job search assistance for veterans.
USA Cares exists to help bear the burdens of service by providing post-9/11 military families with financial and advocacy support in their time of need. Assistance is provided to all branches of service, all components, all ranks while protecting the privacy and dignity of those military families and veterans who request our help.
CivilianJobs.com is dedicated to providing unequaled customer service to our clients and our candidates. For our clients, our experienced team will help you in every phase of your online recruiting experience. For our candidates, we are military veterans also, and we will provide information to assist you in your career search and provide feedback on a regular basis. We work for you and our team is ready to show you how efficient and cost-effective online recruiting for military candidates can be.
The DefenseTalent Recruit Assist process matches your job posting requirements to our proprietary database of over 4 million active and passive candidates (over 150,000 with clearances). DefenseTalent contacts these qualified, prospective candidates with information about your job opportunity.
As part of the Veterans Today Network, Hire Veterans service hundreds of thousands of job seekers from the military community – active service members, veterans, DoD civilians, spouses, family members and others.
Military.com’s free membership connects servicemembers, military families and veterans to all the benefits of service — government benefits, scholarships, discounts, lifelong friends, mentors, great stories of military life or missions, and much more.
MilitaryHire.com is a job and resume website for veterans. With thousands of jobs currently available worldwide. These jobs have been posted by hundreds of companies who appreciate the quality and dedication the military veteran brings to the private sector.
Whether you’ve just begun transitioning, are looking for a job after serving in the Armed Forces, or are a veteran, MilitaryStars is here to help you with your civilian career.
RecruitMilitary is veteran-owned, veteran-operated, and veteran-advised. All of our officers, national account executives, and search consultants are either veterans or active or former reservists. As the nation’s leading military-to-civilian recruiting firm, we have established working relationships with industry associations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.
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.
VetJobs makes it easy for employers to reach and employ all the members of the military community. VetJobs defines the military community to include Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Department of Defense Civilians, Marine Corps, Merchant Marine, National Guard, Navy, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Public Health Service, Reserves and their spouses and dependents.
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.
Operation Life Transformed (OLT)
Operation Life Transformed
supports military spouses and caregivers by helping them reenter the workforce. “The mission of Operation Life Transformed (OLT) is to provide education and resources to our military spouses and caregivers, and increase awareness of the long term needs of these families and support the military spouse and caregiver as they re-enter the workforce.”
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.
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.