Hire Vets First – this Department of Labor site offers resources for recruiters and employers to match employment opportunities with veterans.

Veterans’ Employment and Training Service – the U.S. Department of Labor offers veterans and transitioning service members with the resources and services designed to maximize employment opportunities, protect employment rights and meet labor-market demands with qualified veterans.

American Corporate Partners – a nationwide mentoring program helping veterans transition from the armed services to private enterprise through counseling and networking with volunteers from some of America’s largest corporations.

American Heroes at Work – a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) project that addresses the employment challenges of returning service members living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

National Center for PTSD – this site from the Division of Veteran Affairs aims to help U.S. Veterans and others through research, education, and training on trauma and PTSD.

Workplace Warriors – the Corporate Response to Deployment and Reintegration – (PDF) – The Disability Management Employer Coalition and several large insurers teamed up with military and veteran advisers to examine the challenges and opportunities facing returning veterans and to identify employer-based resources and strategies to help ease the transition.

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act – a federal law intended to ensure that persons who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, Reserves, National Guard or other “uniformed services”: (1) are not disadvantaged in their civilian careers because of their service; (2) are promptly reemployed in their civilian jobs upon their return from duty; and (3) are not discriminated against in employment based on past, present, or future military service.

Safeguarding the rights of servicemembers and veterans – from the U.S. Department of Justice
Give An Hour – nonprofit organization that provides free mental health services to U.S. military personnel and families affected by current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Also,a national network where providers can volunteer their services.

Disabled American Veterans – Congressionally chartered as the official voice of the nation’s wartime disabled veterans, for nearly nine decades this 1.2 million-member nonprofit has been dedicated to building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families.

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs – Veterans Services – Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the VA. Eligibility for most VA benefits is based upon discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions, and certain benefits require service during wartime.

Department of Veteran Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program – Information for Employers – Employers hiring disabled veterans may qualify for benefits and incentives through the VR & E programs or other Federal Resources.

Insurance issues for U.S. military service members & their families – A blog posting that offers links to insurance resources and related consumer protection resources for service members.


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