The Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) offers up to 12 months of retraining assistance equal to the full-time Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty rate, currently $1,473/month, for qualified Veterans. Unemployed Veterans with service-connected disabilities may qualify for additional vocational rehabilitation and employment benefits as well. Employers can refer under-skilled Veteran job applicants to these programs to obtain funding for training prior to hiring them. Additionally the VOW to Hire Heroes Act extended the WOTC Tax Credit.
The Special Employers Incentives (SEI) program for Veterans who face challenges in obtaining employment is offered through the Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment. Employers are reimbursed for up to fifty percent of the qualified Veteran’s salary/wage and expenses incurred during skill instruction and development.
The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder provides resources to employers, service members, Veterans, and their families, helping them understand and cope with the effects of post-traumatic stress of military service.
Managed by the Veterans Administration this website provides links to resources for businesses who want to hire Veterans, including links to information on Work Opportunity tax credits (WOTC) and a job posting tool focused on recruiting Veterans. Communications professionals will be able to access a wealth of information to support their organization’s Veteran’s initiatives.
Managed by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) this website provides employers and the workforce development system with downloadable presentations and links to information and tools to address employment challenges facing returning service members and Veterans living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
To learn more about how to overcome the on-the-job challenges of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) this webpage provides employers with downloadable fact sheets, presentations, training tools, real-life success stories, and answers to frequently asked questions about TBI, PTSD and employment.