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In 2014, the RAND Corporation conducted a survey of 100,000 Veterans hired through the efforts of the Veteran Jobs Mission, representing diverse industries, geographic locations, company sizes, and coalition tenures. Results revealed insights on the successes and challenges of Veteran hiring initiatives, and prompted recommendations on career development, mentoring and retention programs that are useful for Veterans and employers alike.

The Guide to Hiring Veterans provides employers with resource links; information on Veterans’ benefits and tax credits; and military to civilian skills and classification cross walks.  This guide also provides tips on recruiting, interviewing, hiring, retaining, and advancing Veterans to achieve the greatest benefit for both the Veteran and the business. 

This webpage of the National Resource Directory is a portal to resource links in five categories: 1) Help Finding Veteran Job Candidates, 2) Employment Laws and Regulations, 3) Employer Associations, 4) Supporting Veterans in the Workplace, and 5) Information for Federal Employers and Federal Contractors. 

This webpage of the National Resource Directory provides employers with instructions to and a means by which they can post jobs in the Veterans Job Bank. 

The Business Center of the careeronestop.org site provides links for employers to find qualified candidates, explore local training options, and determine if there are funding resources for training. 

Hire a Vet connects employers with links to an organization’s state job bank, the American Job Center, and tools to translate military skills.

The purpose of this website is to assist Veterans in understanding employee eligibility and job entitlements, employer obligations, and benefits and remedies under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).  However, employers will find this site helpful to understand their requirements under this legislation. 

The U.S. Department of Labor helps connect employers with qualified Veterans and provides employers with information about legislation and funding to train and hire America’s Veterans and separating service members. Veterans can apply for a Gold Card to receive enhanced intensive services at his/her local One-Stop Career Center, including job readiness assessment, career guidance, and referrals to employers.  Employers using the Veteran Job Bank would have access to these qualified Veterans. 

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit is a Federal tax credit available to private-sector businesses and certain non-profit organization for hiring individuals, including Veterans, who face significant barriers to employment.  Employers can receive up to $2,400 and $9,600 in tax credits by hiring Veterans as new employees. 

The Department of Veteran Affair's Veteran Benefits Administration's Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR & E) Program provides a national employment resource for employers.  This website provides a description of the services this organization provides for employers and Veterans, including salary/wage supports and payment of necessary tools as the Veteran learns the skills of the job. 

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