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Resources for Veterans Seeking Employment

It is not always easy for Veterans to come home, particularly when they are leaving the armed forces behind and seeking employment in civilian life. Below, you will find some of the many resources that the Federal Government and others have created, to help make the transition from military to civilian life.

Government Resources

US Department of Veterans Affairs

Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program

This program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, this program offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.


US Department of Veterans Affairs

Career Center

The Career Center on eBenefits offers Servicemembers in transition and Veterans with opportunities to translate their military skills into careers in the public and private sectors. The tools and resources available in the Career Center allow Servicemembers and Veterans the ability to search for jobs, identify professional strengths, and create and post resumes.


US Office of Personnel Management in strategic partnership between the US Departments of Defense, Labor, Veterans Affairs, and Homeland Security

Feds Hire Vets

The website provides a one-stop site with accurate and relevant Federal employment information specifically for Veterans, transitioning military service members, their families, and Federal hiring officials.


US Office of Personnel Management

Veterans Services: Vet Guide

This is a helpful explanation of the preference given to vets in federal employment.


US Department of Labor

My Next Move

My Next Move for Veterans is an easy-to-use online tool created by the Department of Labor that allows veterans to enter information about their experience and skills in the field, and match it with civilian careers that put that experience to use. The site also includes information about salaries, apprenticeships, and other related education and training programs.


US Department of Labor

Veterans’ Employment and Training Services (VETS)

VETS serves America's veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights.


US Department of Labor

The Gold Card Initiative

The Gold Card provides unemployed post-9/11 era veterans with the intensive and 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).


US Department of Labor

CareerOneStop Veterans ReEmployment

This site provides a variety of tools for veterans looking to get re-employed, including an online tool that helps match military skills to civilian job openings.


California Department of Veterans Affairs

Employment Development Department

This Department assists veterans and their eligible spouses maximize their employment and training opportunities


City of Los Angeles Community Development Department

Workforce Development Division

This Division provides veterans who have been released within the past 48 months from the military with complete vocational assessments, a personalized career consultation and planning and a guaranteed job placement among other services for those who may be eligible. A copy of the DD-214 form is required.


Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services

Veterans &U.S. Military Resources – Employment

This site provides a list of employment related resources for veterans in the Los Angeles area.


National Resource Directory

Veterans Job Bank

This site provides Veterans with a central source for identifying Veteran-committed employment opportunities and assists America’s employers in identifying qualified Veterans. It facilitates access to hundreds of thousands of private-sector job openings specifically targeted at Veterans.