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The following organizations have developed unique training and employment programs designed to engage and equip our nation’s Veteran population with tools for a bright and rewarding future.

AT&T Careers for Veterans

At AT&T, we know that making the transition into a civilian job can be challenging, so we’ve created some new tools to optimize your job search experience.  Our employees include retired members of the military, active reservists, and members of the National Guard who have made the transition to civilian life and excel in every area of our company.  AT&T also has strong partnerships with many military and Veteran organizations.  See details about our AT&T Veteran Talent Network and AT&T Job Search Advisor Sessions.  Learn more »

Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook

Welcome to the Nation’s premier source for career information!  The profiles featured here cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more.  Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010–20 decade.  Learn more »

General Dynamics Career Paths for Veterans

General Dynamics employs thousands of Veterans and military reservists.  We are committed to hiring candidates with military service and assisting our Veteran and reservist employees.  General Dynamics values your unique skill sets, perspective and first-hand knowledge of our customers’ needs.  We respect the leadership skills and ethos instilled in those who have served in the military.  These are cornerstones of our organization.

If you are preparing to transition from military service or if you are a Veteran seeking a military-friendly employer, General Dynamics has many opportunities available for you.  Learn more »

Habitat for Humanity/Veterans Build Program

What is Veterans Build?  Habitat for Humanity’s national initiative to provide housing solutions, volunteer and employment opportunities to U.S. veterans, military service members and their families.  Learn more »

Microsoft Elevate America Veterans

Microsoft is committed to giving people access to the skills they need for jobs in the growing knowledge economy.  To support this commitment, we created Elevate America.  Elevate America incorporates a number of programs and resources that share a common focus; providing technology skills training, and resources to help people find employment.  Learn more »

Operation Boots to Business

Entrepreneurship and Veterans:  High number of service men and women will be and have been transitioning from military into civilian lives.  Current unemployment for veterans is high, Entrepreneurship is another path forward.  Successful innovators and entrepreneurs:  self-efficacy, a high need for achievement, comfortable with autonomy and uncertainty, make effective decisions in the face of dynamic environments.  Entrepreneurship—an avenue for Veterans and Wounded Warriors to make a meaningful way for themselves and their families.  Learn more »

Operation Hand Salute

Operation Hand Salute, is a groundbreaking national mentoring program for Service-Disabled Veteran CEOs helping them improve their business operations and enhance their ability to win corporate contracts.

The program invites Service-Disabled Veteran business owners to attend an 11-week Entrepreneurial Leadership Program at John F. Kennedy University and learn from the best to improve their businesses and enhance their ability to win valuable corporate contracts.  Learn more »

SAP Veterans to Work Program

To acknowledge the tremendous contributions of the US military, SAP has launched the Veterans to Work initiative to help US Veterans acquire the skills and training they need to be successful in today’s IT workforce.  See also:  Company to pay for IT training for Veterans article at Military Times.

Supporting Veterans with Opportunity

At Prudential, we’re grateful for the millions of veterans who have served the United States in defense of our freedom.  We extend a heartfelt thank-you to all who have served or are serving, their families, and the families of the fallen.  Throughout Prudential’s long history we have had a deep appreciation for the service and sacrifices of members of the military and Veterans.  As a company, we understand the value Veterans bring to the workforce, including practiced leadership skills, commitment, discipline, ability to perform under extremely stressful situations, and a solid work ethic.  Learn more »

Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (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.  Learn more »

VetNet

Transitioning from military to civilian life presents unique challenges.  To make things easier and provide structure, a few of the leading organizations in Veteran career development have combined forces to create VetNet.  Learn more »

Vets Group

The VETS Group, a non-profit organization that provides entrepreneurial education, federal procurement training, employment assistance and other supportive services primarily for Veterans, people with disabilities and persons of limited means.  Learn more »

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment

The Department of Veterans Affairs can provide some financial assistance to disabled Veterans who are starting a small business through the VocRehab program.  If you have a Service-Connected disability of 10% or more, you can apply for the Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program to see if you qualify for assistance though their Self-Employment track.  Qualification for this track is based solely on the decision made by your VocRehab counselor.  This program is operated by the Veterans Benefits Administration.  Learn more »

Walmart “Welcome Home” Commitment

Beginning Memorial Day 2013, Walmart will offer a job to any honorably discharged Veteran within his or her first 12 months off active duty.  We believe Walmart is already the largest private employer of Veterans.  And we want to hire more.  We project that we’ll hire more than 100,000 Veterans over the next five years.  Learn more »

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