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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.