How to recruit and hire vets

Veterans Day is Saturday, November 11, and right now is a great time for employers to learn more about recruiting and hiring veterans. Former servicemembers bring proven skills, experiences, and leadership qualities to the workplace, and the U.S. Department of Labor and the public workforce system is committed to matching employers with qualified veterans.

How can I recruit and hire qualified veterans?

Veterans Employment Representatives, located at American Job Centers across the country, can help you meet your hiring needs. Get started with the two simple steps below.

  1. Begin by posting your job opening on your state job bank.  Find your state job bank here and follow the instructions to post jobs.
  1. Next, find your local American Job Center (you’ll  and ask to connect with Veterans Employment Representative. Describe your hiring needs to them. They may ask for details of your job listing(s), and they’ll be able to help you identify qualified veterans.

Where can I learn more?

Translate military skills.  Visit CareerOneStop’s Civilian-to-Military Occupation Translator to identify military occupations that may share skills and work experience with the jobs you’re hiring for. This easy-to-use online tool can help you learn about the specific skill sets that can successfully transfer to your workplace.

Learn about tax incentives. When you hire veterans you may be eligible for tax incentives under the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC).

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