Small Business

Authored by the U.S. Department of Labor the Americas Heroes at Work Hiring Veterans: A Step-by-Step Toolkit for Employers website outlines a five step process to 1) design a strategy for Veterans programs, 2) welcome Veterans, 3) recruit Veterans, 4) hire and accommodate Veterans, and 5) retain a Veteran workforce.  The site provides tips and techniques as well as links to tools and resources to support these steps.

SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development is responsible for liaisoning with the Veterans business community; for policy analysis and reporting; for acting as an Ombudsman for Veterans in Small Business Administration programs, for providing business training, counseling and assistance, and for overseeing the Federal procurement programs for Veteran and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned small businesses. This link within the SBA site provides a list of the locations and areas of coverage of the Veterans Business Development offices. 

The Hiring our Heroes website has links to various initiatives for employers including mentoring Veteran job seekers, participating in hiring fairs and volunteering at workshops.

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.