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Jobs and Training for Veterans

Find job opportunities for veterans with the federal government and in the private sector. Learn about career transition and training resources. Also see our general job search pages.

Jobs and Training for Veterans

The government offers many programs to help vets find and keep civilian jobs.

Job and Training Resources for Military and Veterans

These programs and websites can help you explore careers, find training, and find jobs.

  • Assess your job skills and see how they apply to civilian jobs

  • Learn about education and training options like certifications, apprenticeships, and licensing

  • Build your job-search skills

  • Find government benefits including unemployment compensation for ex-service members

  • Find work as a vet with a service-connected disability 

  • Get educational and career counseling

  • Start or grow your own business

  • Find Department of Labor resources for vets and military spouses

  • Job accommodations

  • Job-seeking skills coaching

  • Career counseling

  • Starting your own business

  • Independent living services for vets with severe disabilities

  • from the Department of Labor connects to information on:

  • Federal government hiring for vets

  • Careers with the departments of Agriculture, Energy, Transportation, and Homeland Security

  • Employment resources by state

  • Interstate occupational license recognition options for military spouses. Learn what it will take to get licensed in your new state when you transfer.

Find Federal Jobs for Veterans

These government websites can help vets find federal jobs.

  • The federal hiring process

  • How veterans preference works to give vets the advantage over other applicants

  • Special hiring authorities for veterans

  • VA for Vets has virtual job boards for Department of Veterans Affairs, federal, and civilian openings.

If you plan to go to college or a vocational school, learn about your educational benefits.

Small Business Resources for Veterans

Veterans who own small businesses and vets who want to start a business or franchise can find valuable small business resources through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Veteran Entrepreneur Portal (VEP) links you to the tools you need to guide you every step of the way. Find information about business plans, financing opportunities, government programs, training courses, and more.

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Last Updated: April 13, 2020