The federal government assists veterans in their efforts to find employment and transition out of the military through a variety of programs. Many of these programs are located within three main bodies of the federal government:
Below are some of the more prominent federal programs that have assisted veterans in this cause:
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a Department of Defense (DoD) organization that was established to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve component members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee’s military commitment.
The Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) is an organization within the Department of Veterans Affairs whose mission is to improve the business climate for veterans, to minimize access barriers and to inform the public about the benefits of working with veteran-owned small businesses. CVE has created VetBiz.org as their online portal.
The Recovery and Employment Assistance Lifelines (REALifelines) initiative is a joint project of the U.S. Department of Labor, the Bethesda Naval Medical Center and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, established to provide individualized job training, counseling and re-employment services to each and every veteran seriously injured or wounded in the War on Terrorism.
America’s Heroes at Work is a Department of Labor endeavor designed for employers and the workforce development system that offers information and tools to help returning service members affected by TBI and/or PTSD succeed in the workplace.
HireVetsFirst.gov is a comprehensive career website for hiring veterans of America’s military. Veterans seeking employment opportunities can use this free site to search for jobs, get help writing a great resume, and find out how military skills translate into occupational skills. Employers can also use this site to post job openings.
Troops To Teachers provides Counseling and Referral services to military personnel interested in beginning a second career in public education as a teacher.