Resources for Veteran Jobs

For information on government initiatives that give employment preference to veterans, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at: www.opm.gov/veterans

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) ensures that veterans are able to compete for government positions that previously may have only been available to existing civil service employees.

Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) and 30-Percent-or-More Disabled Veterans programs allow eligible veterans to fill certain positions without competition.

Disabled Veterans Enrolled in VA Training Program allows eligible disabled veterans to receive training or work experience at VA.

Veterans Preference gives special consideration to eligible veterans looking for Federal employment. Veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the United States Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military campaigns are entitled to preference over non-veterans in hiring and in retention during reductions in force.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) is an employment-oriented program that assists veterans with service-connected disabilities by offering services and assistance to help them prepare for, find, and keep suitable employment. Suitable employment is work that is within the veterans' physical, mental, and emotional capabilities and matches the veteran’s skills, abilities, and interests. For more information on this program, visit the Veterans Benefits Administration website at URL www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre.

In addition to those listing employment preference opportunities, there are many websites that offer non-preference employment opportunities for veterans:

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Employment Opportunities: www.va.gov/jobs publishes job vacancies for veterans that are hard to fill and provides links to other agencies as well.

U.S. Department of Labor Veterans' Employment & Training Service (VETS): www.dol.gov/vets provides veterans and transitioning service members with the resources and services to succeed in the 21st century workforce. 

U. S. Office of Personnel Management: www.opm.gov/veterans contains information for job seeking veterans, veterans currently employed by the Federal Government, and Federal human resources specialists. This site will assist individuals when determining a veteran's special rights and privileges for Federal civil service employment. The links below contain the most recent information and developments regarding Veterans employment.

Veterans Employment Coordination Service (VECS): www.va.gov/vecs recruits and hires veterans into the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs, particularly severely injured veterans returning from the Global War on Terror. Nine Regional Veterans Employment Coordinators (VEC) who are positioned throughout the United States, support efforts that assist veterans interested in employment at the VA.   

Veterans Employment.com: www.veteranemployment.com in partnership with Monster.com helps veterans, active duty, guard and reserve members search for jobs with employers who value military experience. 

Vet Jobs: www.vetjobs.com assists Active Duty, Transitioning Military, Reservists, Veterans, Retirees, of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Merchant Marine, National Guard, Navy, NOAA and Public Health Service along with Trailing Spouses, Eligible Former Spouses, Widows, Widowers and Dependents and DOD civilians with finding employment.

Veteran Jobs.com: www.veteranjobs.com helps veterans search for jobs in their local area.

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