For Veterans, Their Spouses and Family Members
Learn more about this partnership with the Department of Labor to support Veterans in all stages of your job search from career advice, help building your resume, and access to employers who want to hire Veterans and military spouses. Explore resources for military and Veteran family members.
Find out about valuable career and educational resources for spouses, surviving spouses, and family members of Veterans; also find out about assistance available for starting your own business.
Learn more about the preference given veterans of the armed forces of the United States.
Learn about the following programs for Veterans:
Gold Card Initiative - provides unemployed post-9/11 era veterans with enhanced intensive services including up to six-months of follow-up services they need to succeed in today's job market. The Gold Card initiative is a joint effort of the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS).
My Next Move for Veterans - a simple and quick search engine where Veterans enter their prior military experience and link to the information they need to explore information on civilian careers and related training including an online assessment, which provides results comparable to the Strong Interest Inventory being used in the new Transition Assistance Program (TAP).
The Veterans Job Bank Search Widget, the latest tool developed by NRD.gov to help streamline the job search process for the military and Veteran communities. An easy to implement feature that can be added to any website, the Veterans Job Bank Search Widget gives users the ability to search for jobs from thousands of military-friendly employers worldwide based on keyword, military occupation code (MOC) and/or location.
Are you a veteran seeking a rewarding healthcare career after sacrificing so much by serving? Fortunately, many career fields are a natural fit for a veteran's skills, experience and disposition, including healthcare. The guide covers the entire process for making the move to a civilian healthcare career, including:
- How to identify healthcare careers that are the best match for your military skills, experience and title
- Advice for choosing military-friendly schools, including those participating in veteran financial aid programs like the GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program
- Taking advantage of transition assistance programs (TAPs) offered by each branch of the military
- Tips on marketing yourself and highlighting your strengths as a veteran