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Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide

Job Resources

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Leadership. Discipline. Follow-through.

Many veterans have qualities that are foundational for success in the civilian workplace, too.

Veterans: Start by understanding your skills and strengths and how they relate to civilian jobs.

Employment Services and Resources Near You

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Women Veterans Call Center

Calling All Women Who Served in the United States Military! Do you know your Veteran status?  Do you have a…(more)

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Center for Women Veterans (CWV)

Women are one of the fastest growing subgroup of Veterans, and we are signing up for VA health care and…(more)

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Women Veterans Resources/National Veterans Foundation

Our Women Veteran Resources program connects women veterans with appropriate resources to help them transition to civilian life after leaving…(more)

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Liberty Source

Liberty Source is dedicated to launching and sustaining the careers of members of the military community with a focus on…(more)

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Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

PURPOSE AND PHILOSOPHY The Society provides financial assistance and education, as well as other programs and services, to members of…(more)

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Vetshouse

Vetshouse, Inc. is a unique nonprofit organization serving homeless veterans in Hampton Roads. It is not a shelter, but a…(more)

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Old Dominion University Military Connection Center

The Military Connection Center provides comprehensive support to assist military connected students in navigating the transition to academic life. 1016…(more)

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Best Schools

2016 Guide to Veterans Education Benefits-Best Schools

Continuing your education and career after military service can be an intimidating prospect. Choosing a school and getting all of…(more)

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Skills Online

Trying to figure out how your military skills translate to civilian jobs?  SkillsOnline can help.  Just answer a few questions…(more)

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Community Blueprint

Community Blueprint is a set of tools and practices that provide a framework for communities to produce positive, measurable outcomes…(more)

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Benefits.Gov

Benefits.gov (formerly GovBenefits.gov) provides citizens with easy, online access to government benefit and assistance programs. Their mission is to reduce…(more)

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VEC

Virginia Employment Commission

Promotes economic growth and stability by delivering and coordinating workforce services to include police development,  job placement, temporary income support,…(more)

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Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program

Educates and trains employers throughout the Commonwealth on the value of Virginia’s veterans and helps employers connect with these personnel…(more)

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Military One Source

A confidential Department of Defense-funded program that provides comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost. Information…(more)

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National Resource Directory

Provides information and access to services and resources for wounded, ill, and injured service members, veterans, their families, and those…(more)

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Transition Assistance Online

The largest source of military transition assistance information and jobs for veterans. TAOnline.com assists our country’s heroes in gaining employment…(more)

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Civilian Jobs

CivilianJobs.com, where America’s military connects with civilian careers, delivers military job fairs, staffing services, a job board plus employer advertising…(more)

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Institute for Veterans Education and Training (IVET)

Guides veterans and spouses through career planning workshops to develop individual portfolios to align with stated goals and values. 11815…(more)

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Orion International

The nation’s largest recruiting firm, specializing in placing former military professionals into the civilian workforce. 4525 S Blvd # 203…(more)

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How a Local Job Fair Can Help Those in Transition from the Military

We have nearly one-fourth of the nation’s active-duty military personnel stationed here. That means a lot of military personnel and…(more)

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National Employment Services and Resources

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Business Case for Hiring a Veteran

Here are 10 reasons to hire a veteran in a competitive business environment, backed up by academic research from our…(more)

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Fast Track Jobs Map

Find out where the fastest growing industries are located on this interactive map.

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Find Your County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO)

Start by connecting with your County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO).

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Make the Connection – Jobs & Employment

Veterans share stories about what they encountered searching for jobs, interviewing and on the job.  A great resource to help…(more)

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Military Skills Translator

Want to figure out how your military skills translate to civilian skills?  Try U.S. Tech Vets translator.

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Military-to-Civilian Job Search

Career One Stop offers resources for Veterans ReEmployment.  They have information for disabled and women veterans.

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My Next Move For Veterans

An interactive tool to help you learn about your career options.  Search careers, industries, or translate your military job to…(more)

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Search the National Resource Directory

The National Resource Directory has information about thousands of national and local programs, services and organizations, many in your community, that…(more)

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V-WISE

V-WISE is committed to women Veterans by providing them the tools to become successful entrepreneurs.

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VA eBenefits

eBenefits is a central location for Veterans and their families to access and manage benefits and get service connected.

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Our Criteria for Selecting Resources

To ensure the highest standard of resources and organizations for veterans and their families, these criteria guide selection for inclusion on this website.

  1. Resource comes from a credible source.
  2. Resource is current and relevant.
  3. Resource is free and available at no cost to veterans and their families.
  4. Resource is commercial-free, no profit is derived from it.
  5. Resource is accessible, easy to get and easy to use; tangible and concrete.
  6. Organization or individual that created and/or is distributing the resource is nonpartisan. 501c4 organizations whose primary function is advocacy or educating about political issues or policy merit close scrutiny to determine nonpartisanship.