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100,000 Jobs Mission

100,000 Jobs.pngJPMorgan Chase and a number of leading U.S. companies launched the 100,000 Jobs Mission with a goal of hiring 100,000 transitioning service members and military veterans by 2020. Our nation's military and veterans represent the best this country has to offer. We owe our nation's veterans more than gratitude—we owe them the opportunity to lead successful lives following their service.

Able Forces

Able Forces.pngAble Forces non-profit providing professional, career-oriented employment exclusively to Wounded Warriors and Disabled Veterans. The primary focus of employment for our Warriors is on Federal and Commercial contracts.

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American Corporate Partners

ACP.pngAmerican Corporate Partners (ACP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting veterans in their transition from the armed services to the civilian workforce. With the help of business professionals nationwide, ACP offers veterans tools for long-term career development through mentoring, career counseling, and networking opportunities.

Career One Stop

Career One Stop.pngCareer One Stop is sponsored by the Department of Labor. On the website, there are multiple resources about career exploration including writing resumes, preparing for interviews, and more. Futhermore, you can do an online search for an American Job Center in your own community. Veterans receive priority status through the Gold Star Card program. You have access to career case management services including help with resumes, interviewing, and salary negotiating. Most centers offer computers, copiers and fax machines free of charge and some offer workshops and job boards.


EBenefits.pngThe eBenefits portal is a safe, secure, and centralized resource for benefits associated with pre-separation, employment assistance, education and training, and Reserve affiliation. Navigating to the VEC provides access to the career tools, employment resources, and services for the job seeker.

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eMentor.pngeMentor is a cutting-edge online mentoring program for military personnel, veterans and military spouses. eMentor connects individuals for dynamic mentoring experiences that powerfully move them forward both professionally and personally. Turn a lifetime of experience into the experience of a lifetime.

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Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Program

ESGR.pngAs a partner of Joint Services Support (an advocate for National Guard Service Members, Families and Veterans), ESGR works to promote civilian job security and a culture where all industries and companies support and value the military service of their National Guard employees.

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Get Skills to Work

Skills to Work.pngGE's new program, Get Skills to Work, joins major manufacturers and educators to prepare and place veterans in long-term careers. With an estimated 600,000 open advanced manufacturing jobs across America, this program is committed to closing the gap and creating new futures for those who worked to make ours better.

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Heroes Get Hired Ebook

Heroes Get Hired.pngIn Heroes Get Hired: How to Use Your Military Experience to Master the Interview, author Michelle Tillis Lederman addresses the particular issues, questions, fears, and mental roadblocks that you as a veteran may encounter as you re-enter the civilian workforce. She also explores how you can overcome these challenges to acquire the skills you need to excel at the interview process. Featuring contributions from IAVA and MSCCN, this free book sheds light on the specific strengths and competitive advantages that you as a veteran bring to the civilian workforce, and how you can make sure to communicate these qualities to a recruiter or potential employer.

Heroes Work Here

Heroes Work Here.pngThe Walt Disney Company has made a commitment to hire an additional 1,000 U.S. veterans over the next two years as part of the Joining Forces Initiative. Their Heroes Work Here website has a wide variety of information for veterans, including a career finder tool that matches your military experience with a position within the Disney company. They have also recently announced a new Diversity Resource Group for cast members with military connections.

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Hiring our Heroes

Hiring Our Heroes logo in Box.pngHiring Our Heroes and Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Program provide digital resources that include distinct resume builders for veterans and transitioning service members as well as military spouses; a jobs portal that allows veterans and service members to search for employment opportunities in America’s fastest growing job markets and industries; and a virtual mentorship program that connects veteran and spouse protégés with experienced mentors. These online tools have also been integrated into the employment workshops that take place at hundreds of our job fairs. Their goal is to ensure veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses are able to utilize our resources to connect with employers no matter where they are in the world.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Box_IAVA.pngIAVA strives to build an empowered generation of veterans who provide sustainable leadership for our country and their local communities. They work toward this vision through programs in four key impact areas: supporting new veterans in Health, Education, Employment and building a lasting Community for vets and their families (HEEC).


Joining Forces

Box_Joining Forces.pngThe Obama Administration has created resources to help veterans translate their military skills for the civilian workforce, built new online tools to aid their search for jobs, and partnered with the Chamber of Commerce and the private sector to make it easier to connect our veterans with companies that want to hire them.

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Military Connection

Military Connection.pngMilitary Connection features a comprehensive directory for ex-military, veterans, military spouses and family for on-duty to civilian transitions. They offer job searches by posting your resume to their online fairs and employment listings. They are proud to help ex-military search for government jobs, apply for military school, find federal jobs and receive vital information on loans and pay.

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National Veterans Foundation

National Veterans Foundation.png​​Since 1985, ​the​ National Veterans Foundation has helped over 350,000 veterans and their families with crisis and information services through ​the nation's first toll-free, vet-to-vet hotline for all U.S. veterans and their families.​ They also maintain an extensive job posting site with current openings around the nation.


Patriotic Hearts

Patriotic Hearts.pngPatriotic Hearts' mission is to create effective economic stability and enhancement programs that assists U.S. Military, veterans and their families and aids their return to the civilian sector as healthy, successful and important contributors to the American way of life; and, to educate the US citizenry about their valiant sacrifices and value to our nation.


ReruitMilitary in Blue Box.pngRecruitMilitary is a full-service military-to-civilian recruiting firm in the United States. They use online and offline products to connect employers, franchisors, and educational institutions with men and women who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, veterans who already have civilian work experience, members of the National Guard and reserve forces, and military spouses. RecruitMilitary serves veterans of all ranks, rates, and branches of the armed forces, and services are free to all men and women who have a military background.

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Stars & Stripes Veteran Job Center

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Stars and Stripes Veteran Job Center is a dedicated job center that's easily accessible, costs nothing, and features employers who seek former military employees. They offer job search, transition assistance and career tools.

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Startup Alerts

Startup alerts.pngThis mobile app notifies you of new events in your area's entrepreneurial community. You are able to choose the type of events you are interested in - everything from networking to hackatons.

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Teach For America

Teach for America in Box.pngTeach For America is committed to having a teacher corps that is rich in diversity—ethnic, socioeconomic, gender and diversity of experiences—to ensure the greatest impact on the students our corps members teach.

Entire Schools greatly benefit from a veteran’s depth of experience, strength in leadership and desire to continue to serve his or her country. This year over 100 teachers with military experience are serving as Teach For America corps members. By 2015, they expect that up to 5 percent of their total incoming corps will be made up of veterans.

Texas Veterans Commission

TVC.pngVeterans Employment Services offers employment services to Texas veterans and helps employers find qualified veteran job applicants. The goal of these services is to match veteran job seekers with the best employment opportunities available.

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act

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The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) protects service members' reemployment rights when returning from a period of service in the uniformed services, including those called up from the reserves or National Guard, and prohibits employer discrimination based on military service or obligation. The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL), Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) administers USERRA.


Walmart Welcome Home Commitment.pngStarting Memorial Day 2013, Walmart will hire any honorably discharged veteran who would like a job with them within the first 12 months of leaving active duty.

Find out more about Walmart's Welcome Home veteran hiring program.

Military Family Promise guarantees a job at a nearby store or club for all military personnel and military spouses employed at Walmart and Sam's Club who move to a different part of the country because they or their spouse have been transferred by the United States military. The Promise also ensures associates called away to active duty will be paid any difference in their salary if the associate is earning less money during their assignment.

Warriors to Work

Box_WWP.pngThe Warriors to Work program provides career guidance and support services to Wounded Warriors interested in transitioning to the civilian workforce. WWP matchs your skills and experience to the needs of hiring managers. These services are also open to registered family members and caregivers.

Wounded Warrior Mentor Program

WWMP.pngThe Wounded Warrior Mentor Program (WWMP) matches volunteer Mentors with Wounded Warriors at several military hospitals in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, as well as facilities in other parts of the United States. Mentors work with Wounded Warriors to help them prepare for life after leaving the military or for a new military career. Mentors help Wounded Warriors identify education, internship, and employment opportunities and assist them in identifying and accessing benefits and other resources.


Veteran Curation Program

VCP in Box.pngThe Veteran Curation Program was set up by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and is designed as transitionary employment/training for wounded, disabled and recently separated veterans. The program uses the Corps’ archaeological collections to teach transferable job skills, such as data entry, photography and digitization of documents, and general archival and archaeological stabilization and identification. In addition, veterans are provided time and assistance in furthering their educational and career development through resume building, job and school applications, and fellowship outreach. The veterans hired fill laboratory technicians positions, which can be full-time or part-time work, with a competitive salary for up to 6 months.

Spouse Employment Resources

This powerful tool helps military spouses translate their experience into a free, printable, skills-based resume that focuses on tangible and intangible skills gained through education, volunteer experience, and prior work. A skills-based resume counters the need to explain the employment history gaps and continuing education often caused by moves and deployments, while highlighting all of the qualities that come from serving as a spouse. Once completed, spouses can make their resumes searchable to hundreds of employers nationwide as well as save and print Word and PDF versions - for free!

This program puts on hundreds of job fairs each year and provides online tools for finding a career. See top description for more features.

In Gear Career is a nonprofit that was started by Military Spouses for Military Spouses, and operates on the principle that past and present Military Spouses will help each other find fulfilling employment, build community, expand professional networks, capture lessons learned, and mentor each other towards meaningful careers.

The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship helps military spouses achieve their career goals by providing financial support to eligible applicants.

The eMentor Leadership Program connects spouses with more experienced military spouses, career mentors, and military spouse-friendly employers.

The MSCCN is a team of highly educated and experienced military spouses, caregivers, and veterans who specialize in employment readiness, resume assistance, virtual training, mentorship and individualized assistance, and more. Their programs provide current work experience, gap skills training, apprenticeships, train to hire programs, and financial health training for everyone within our military and veteran communities.

This partnership helps military spouses connect with more than 160 military-friendly employers.

The mission of this scholarship program is to help prepare military spouses for meaningful employment and to help them better contribute to their family’s financial security.

The USA4 Military Families Initiative encourages states to adopt legislation that allows spouses to work in their profession in a new state while they work toward meeting new state licensing requirements.

Companies with Veteran Hiring Programs

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