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
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-seeking skills coaching
Starting your own business
Independent living services for vets with severe disabilities
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.
Find Federal Jobs for Veterans
These government websites can help vets find federal jobs.
Feds Hire Vets explains:
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.
Veterans' Preference Advisor offers guidance on veterans' preference in federal hiring.
Federal Apprenticeships for Veterans helps service members and veterans find high-skill, good-paying apprenticeships.
Federal Government Employment walks you through the steps to apply for a job on USAJOBS. USAJOBS is the federal government's jobs portal.
If you plan to go to college or a vocational school, learn about your educational benefits.