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Military Employment Resource Page

The Society for Human Resource Management is working with two groups to help employers recruit and retain current and former members of the military. Read below for more information on how the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) can help HR professionals find, hire and retain skilled military service members. More

Latest News

Change to VETS Form ‘Long Overdue’
A change to the annual Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) form that is expected to be made in time for upcoming filing cycles will be called the VETS-4212 rather than the VETS-100A, and will ask simply whether applicants or employees are protected veterans and will not delve into which kind of protected veteran they are.

American Legion Addressing Veteran Credentialing
Training costs to sync military veterans' skills with those needed for civilian jobs, as well as administrative fees for related credentialing, can be prohibitive for many enlisted personnel. But there's work being done to help alleviate the burden.

Contractors Must Now Comply With Parts of Disability, Veterans Rules 
Federal contractors must comply with new affirmative action requirements encouraging the hiring of people with disabilities and veterans.

Top Jobs that Capitalize on Vets’ Training, Skills
Job site lists good job with good pay that match up with the skills of many military veterans.

Is VA's Vocational Rehab and Employment Program Effective?
A Government Accountability Office report released January 2014 revealed that, although the VA has made some improvements to its vocational rehabilitation and employment program, performance and workload management issues remain.

Hiring Vets the Right Way
The Audi Veterans to Technicians program exemplifies a trend in employers hiring U.S. veterans to take advantage of a highly skilled and growing pool of talent.

SHRM Toolkit: Make Hiring Practices 'Military Ready'
Many HR professionals concede that they do not know all they need to know to effectively find and hire military veterans. The Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) toolkit, Support from Behind the Lines: 10 Steps to Becoming a Military-Ready Employer, can help.

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Current Military Servicemen and Servicewomen

Recruiting and Hiring Veterans

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 Employer Successes and Best Practices

 

GE Capitalizes on Vets’ Strengths
General Electric’s Junior Officer Leadership Program (JOLP) is a tool for attracting and integrating one of the largest overlooked sources of talent—military service professionals transitioning into civilian careers, according to program manager Susan Schieren.

More success stories
 

 Featured Video

 
Help Vets Cope with PTSD
Author and "Good Morning America" correspondent Lee Woodruff says employers should learn more about the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder.
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 Video: Vets' Rights

 
Returning Veterans' Rights
Christine Walters, owner of FiveL Co., says employers often aren't aware of some of their obligations to returning veterans.
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More than 275 SHRM Chapters and 31 State Councils have signed the ESGR Statement of Support, pledging to support their employees who are members of the National Guard and Reserve.

See the chapters and councils here.

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Disability Employment Resources

Learn more about employing veterans and people with disabilities.

 

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Note to Jobseekers
This page contains information for HR professionals who want to hire current and former military service members. If you are a military service member looking for a job, please click here for resources.

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SHRM announced its partnership with Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) by signing a Statement of Support at SHRM’s 2010 Employment Law and Legislative Conference. Through this partnership, SHRM is working with ESGR to link all state councils and chapters with their local ESGR office and encourage SHRM members to sign their own Statements of Support. As the principal advocate within the U.S. Department of Defense, ESGR’s mission is to develop and promote employer support for Guard and Reserve service by recognizing employers that offer outstanding support, increasing awareness of applicable laws, and resolving conflict between employers and service members.

ESGR’s website, www.esgr.org, has employer resources and information on signing statements of support.


SHRM LogoSHRM has been working closely with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) to provide SHRM members with the tools they need to recognize the value of hiring veterans and ways to find qualified veteran job candidates. In addition to providing opportunities for SHRM members to hear directly from the VETS organization at SHRM conferences, we are working with VETS to develop resources specifically designed to help HR connect more easily with veterans seeking jobs in the civilian workforce. 

VETS’s website, www.dol.gov/vets, contains important information on the value of hiring a veteran and will continue to add employer resources as they are developed.

VETS resources: