Private Sector Employment Resources

This Transition Field Guide is a helpful resource as you develop your post-military plans. The guide lays out four paths you could pursue and then explains each step along the way. The four paths explored include: entering the job market, obtaining further training or certification, going back to school or starting a business.

The Veteran Jobs Mission has grown into one of the largest private sector coalitions committed to Veteran employment.  The coalition represents almost every industry in the American economy and the companies are looking to hire Veterans. Join the Veteran Jobs Mission Veteran Talent Exchange (VTX) to receive job announcements from Veteran Jobs Mission member companies as well as tips and tools to optimize your job search. VTX is not a direct path to employment, but is a helpful tool as you consider your next career.

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.

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.   

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. 

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.

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.

Veteran Jobs Mission is the leading private-sector solution addressing unemployment of U.S. military Veterans. The coalition represents almost every industry in the American economy and the companies are looking to hire Veterans. Join the Veteran Jobs Mission Veteran Talent Exchange (VTX) to receive job announcements from more than 200 member companies as well as tips and tools to optimize your job search. VTX is not a direct path to employment, but is a helpful tool as you consider your next career.