Government Agencies and other organizations often provide hiring preferences, employment assistance, training or addional benefits for veterans.


If you are a veteran, you may be entitled to certain preferences when applying to Federal postions. You may also be eligible to apply to positions under special veteran appointing autherities. For more information, consult the resources below.


The following links can assist you in finding employment and training assistance:


Employment Help from Federal Agencies





.Veterans' Employment and Training Services (VETS) from the Department of Labor


    . e-VETS Resource Advisor assists veterans preparing to enter the job market. It includes information on a broad range of topics, such as Job Search tools & tips, employment openings, career assesment, education and training, and benefits and special services available to veterans.


.Veteran Information Center at U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

If you are a veteran, you may be entitled to certain preferences when applying to Federal positions. You may be eligible to apply to positions under special veterans appointing authorities. For more information, consult the following OPM resources:


    . Veterans' Preference in Federal Hiring

    . OPM's FAQ & information for Veteran Job Seekers

    . OPM's comprehensive VetGuide


. Vocational Rehabilation and Employment Services from the Department of Veterans Affairs


    . Employment Resources

    . Regional VA Offices ans State/Local Employment Resources


. Employment Opportunities at the National Archives and Records Administration

If you are a veteran, you may be entitled to certain perferences when applying tofor positions.




State/Local Government Agencies

Your state or local government may provide employment and training assistance hiring prefernces or other benefits to veterans. Your local veteran affairs office is generally, the best starting point for learning about these resources.


. Regional VA Offices and State/Local Employment Resources


Other Organizations and Groups


A variety of veterans service organizations, non-profit organizations, and other groups also provide employment-related assistance to veterans.


    . National Veterans Employment Assistance Service from the VFW

    . Military and Veteran Career Center at Military.com

    . Other Veterans Service Organizations and Groups



Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E)



What is VR&E? This program's primary function is to help Veterans who have service-connected disabilities become suitably employed, maintain employment, or acheive independence in daily living.


Who is Eligible? A Veteran must:

. Have or will receive an honorable or other than dishonorable discharge

. Have a VA service-connected disability rating of 10% or more

. Apply for vocational rehabilitation services


What are some examples of services through VR&E? A written detailed rehabilitation plan outline under the VR&E program, including:

. Reemployment with previous employer

. Rapid employment services for new employment

. Self-employment

Veteran Employment Resources

. VAMC Memphis: http://www.memphis.va.gov/careers


. 4 Military Families.com http://4militaryfamilies.com/


. Air Force Personnel Center http://ask.afpc.randolp.af.mil/


. Arkansas Department of Workforce Services http://www.arkansas.gov/esd/


. Army Civilian Personnel http://www.cpol.army.mil/


. Navy Cilian Human Resources http://www.donhr.navy.mil/Default.asp


. Helmets to Hardhats http://helmetstohardhats.org/


. Helping Our Heroes Foundation http://www.hohf.org/links.htm


. Hire A Hero http://hireahero.com


. Hire Veterans.com http://www.hireveterans.com


. HireVetsFirst http://www.hirevetsfirst.gov/


LocalCareers.com http://localcareers.com/


. Military Exits http://www.militaryexits.com/


. Military OneSource http://www.militaryonesource.com/skins/MOS/home.aspx


. Military.com http://www.military.com


. REALifelines http://dol.gov/elaws/realifelines.htm


. SBA Veterans Business Development http://www.sba.gov/vets/


. Tennessee Dept. of Labor http://www.state.tn.us/labor-wfd


. Troops to Teachers http://www.dantes.doded.mil/dantes_Web/troopstoteachers/index.asp


. Turbotap.org http://www.transitionassistanceprogram.com/register.tpp


. U.S. Dept. of Labor http://www.dol.gov/


. USA JOBS http://usajobs.opm.gov/


. VetJobs.com http://www.vetjobs.com/


. Vets4Hire http://www.vets4hire.com/destiny/index.jsp


. Vetsuccess.gov http://www.vetsuccess.gov/


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