USBLN – hiring disabled Veterans, supply chain and service disabled veteran owned small businesses

This website provides employers with access to the US Business Leadership Network (BLN) whose mission is to help business drive performance by leveraging disability inclusion in the workplace, supply chain, and marketplace.  Employers interested in joining the network or accessing state focused BLN offices will find links and information here.                 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Special Employer Incentives

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. 

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. 

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