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Veterans Employment Toolkit

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Veterans Are Valuable Assets

Veterans bring valuable skills and experience from their military service to your workforce. This toolkit is designed to help you better understand how Veterans can be valuable assets to your company. You can also learn more about how hiring Veterans may benefit your organization, its mission, and bottom line.

Why Veterans Make Good Employees

Want to know what skills and positive attributes a Veteran brings to the workplace?

Read our Why Veterans Make Good Employees (Handout).

Visit Rand Corporation's toolkit: What Veterans Bring to Civilian Workplaces

Want to learn about landing a job, pinpointing a career or benefits?

Visit the Wounded Warrior Project* and connect to the Career and Benefits page*.

Interested in supporting career opportunities for wounded warriors?

Operation IMPACT (Injured Military Pursing Assisted Career Transition) assists severely injured Service Members with the transition to civilian careers. They have created a Network of Champions* for companies looking to hire these Veterans.

Tax Credits

Want to know more about tax credits for hiring Veterans?

Find more information on the Department of Labor's Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Site*. Additional information about tax credits can be found on the White House Fact Sheet: Returning Heroes and Wounded Warrior Tax Credits*.

Hiring Veterans

Want to exhibit at job fairs or advertise job postings to Veterans?

To post online, consider Hire Veterans* or VetJobs*.

What are other reasons to hire Veterans?

A number of articles and online posts discuss reasons to hire Veterans. The benefits of hiring a Veteran can be learned about here *. Additional resources include 10 Reasons to Hire Veterans*  and Four Reasons Hiring Veterans Makes Good Business Sense* .

The federal Veterans Employment Initiative, Executive Order 13518, states that “Veterans have served and sacrificed in defense of our Nation. When they complete their service, we must do everything in our power to assist them in re-entering civilian life and finding employment. Government as well as private employers should play a prominent role in helping veterans who may be struggling to find jobs.” Learn more about Executive Order 13518 and view a fact sheet on the Presidential Memorandum Supporting Veterans’ Employment and Reemployment Across the Federal Workforce.


Want to learn about landing a job, pinpointing a career or benefits? Visit the Wounded Warrior Project* and connect to the Career and Benefits page*.

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*Links will take you outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs web site. VA does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of the linked websites.