Disability accommodations and practices- Veterans Employment Toolkit

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.

Disability accommodations and practices- Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

This website acts as a portal to tools, techniques, and resources 1) for employers and 2) for Veterans who have sustained disabilities and their families.  Job accommodations for various injuries are described, including links to JAN's Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR) for accommodation sources and resources.

Society for Human Resource Management - Employing Military Personnel and Recruiting Veterans

This downloadable report documents the results of a Society of Human Resource Professionals (SHRM) member survey in 2010, “Employing Military Personnel and Recruiting Veterans” and provides an overview of SHRM’s “Military Veterans: Transitioning Skills to the New Economy” conference findings.  These reports stress the importance of human resource leadership to support a Veteran’s successful transition to the civilian workforce. 

USBLN – Supply Chain and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses

The USBLN® Disability Supplier Diversity Program® is the nation's leading third-party certifier of disability-owned business enterprises (DOBE®s), including companies owned by service-disabled Veterans. Diverse suppliers may be certified as service-disabled Veteran owned small businesses (SDVOSBs), gaining access to a large market of private-sector corporate buyers. This is complementary to the VA’s program, which focuses on government purchasing.

Hero*Health*Hire

Hero*Health*Hire is a coalition of health care companies focused on helping disabled Veterans find and retain meaningful employment. This website provides resources advancing wounded warriors’ careers in health care. 

Operation IMPACT (Injured Military Pursing Assisted Career Transition) - Northrop Grumman

Operation IMPACT provides career transition support to candidates for employment with Northrop Grumman and has built a “Network of Champions,” companies sharing the same commitment to a mission to assist severely injured service members with their transition from the military to civilian careers.   

U.S. Chamber of Commerce – Hiring Our Heroes

Hiring Our Heroes, an initiative by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce provides resources for Veterans including a job search tool, Fast Track, which identifies careers in the fastest-growing job markets, links to employment workshops, hiring fairs, a Personal Branding Resume Engine and mentoring. Veterans will find multiple resources from the Chamber and their partners. Included is a program for Military Spouses. Click on the “Job Seekers” tab, or the “Where to Start” tab.

GE, Alcoa, Boeing, Lockheed – Get Skills to Work

This website provides Veterans with links to opportunities to be “badged” for prior experience, training, and education.  It also provides an opportunity to register for the U.S. Manufacturing Pipeline job matching site and to find and apply for skills training in advanced manufacturing. The resources tie to advanced manufacturing companies, associations, trainers and education institutions.

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