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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.

CareerOneStop's Veteran and Military Transition Center can help you:

  • 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

VA.gov's Careers and Employment section connects you to information and resources to:

  • 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

Veterans.gov 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.

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program (VR&E) helps active duty and vets. It's for those whose service-connected disability impacts their ability to work. It can help you find new work, return to your old job, or start a business. It provides help with:

  • Job accommodations

  • Job-seeking skills coaching

  • Career counseling

  • Starting your own business

  • Independent living services for vets with severe disabilities

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

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

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Last Updated: March 24, 2021

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