U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - VOW to Hire Heroes Act

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.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Service (VR&E)

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. 

U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans’ Employment and Training Services

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. 

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) Advisor

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. 

National Resource Directory – Help Finding Veteran Job Candidates: Resources for Employers

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. 

White House Business Council

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. 

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