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For Veterans seeking employment, there are a number of options available specifically for Veterans – ranging from help finding a job right now, to college and special training programs, and even starting your own business. Read below to learn more.

 

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College Navigator · Veteran Education Resources

Find educational institutions that provide high-quality academic and student support services to Service members, Reservists, Veterans, and military families. College Navigator only features schools that follow new federally-mandated “Principles of Excellence!”

VA Work-Study Program · Veteran Education Resources

The V.A. Work-Study Program allows veterans to earn additional income while attending school (usually in the form of a part-time job with a veteran-related organization). Talk to your local veterans’ affairs representative at any university or community college or call 1-888-GI-BILL-1 for more information.

The GI Bill · Veteran Education Resources

The GI Bill is one of the most valuable benefits veterans have access to. Listed below is a summary of requirements and benefits: Post-9/11 GI Bill Eligibility: The Post-9/11 GI Bill is a new education benefit program for service members and veterans who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. To be eligible, the service member or veteran must serve at least 90 aggregate days on active duty after September 10, 2001, and remain on active duty or be honorably: ...

 Additional Educational Resources

Learn about the veteran advantages to starting a small business.

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The Small Business Administration (SBA) has special loan programs designed to help veterans start and/or grow their own business.

The Federal government has a mandate to provide contracts for various services to veteran owned businesses whenever it can, more information can be learned by contacting the “Veterans First” Contracting program.

Vet Biz provides information about help for Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses.

Veteran Career News

Veterans face unique challenges trying to land first civilian job

By ky3.com As Gov. Eric Greitens calls for a bill that would legally protect companies giving military veterans preferential treatment in the hiring process, some in Springfield say that the transition from service to civilian can be daunting. “I’d say that it’s pretty unique,” Department of Workforce Development supervisor Kelly Fender says. “They have those transferable skills, but they’re not always able to communicate those.” Fender works...

New Year, New Jobs

By Robyn Grable Happy New Year! It’s a new year to grow your business, and you are ready to hire. You’ve got competition. The unemployment rate in South Carolina is 3.9 percent, and the Upstate was just named the No. 2 best place for manufacturing jobs. Companies are moving here, opening here, and expanding here. That’s great for our community and our veterans. With over 100,000...

Walmart Neighborhood Market opens in Navarre, brings 95 jobs

By srpressgazette.com A Walmart Neighborhood Market has opened at 7360 Navarre Parkway. The almost 50,000-square-foot store offers a variety of fresh produce and organic selections; a deli and bakery with fresh breads and other items; Grab-and-Go prepared meals; and a grocery department with name-brand products. Customers also will find a pharmacy with a drive-through, health and beauty items, baby and pet supplies, and select household goods. For...

Butler-Based Junk Hauling Company Aims to Give Veterans Jobs

By Susan Bence A military veteran in Philadelphia started JDog Junk Removal & Hauling seven years ago. Business boomed so he decided to offer franchises to fellow veterans and their families. That’s where Wisconsin native Andrew Weins enters the picture. “This business allows me to take care of the environment,” he says. Weins served in both Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. “We push the fact that we’re veteran owned...

Cornyn’s bill helping veterans get commercial driving jobs becomes law

By Stephen Adams President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill introduced by U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) that streamlines the process by which active-duty military members and reservists can obtain their Commercial Driver’s Licenses to get future jobs. The law, called the Jobs for Our Heroes Act, exempts current and former service members from all or a portion of civilian commercial vehicle driving tests...

Dominion Energy Charity Classic Boosts Veterans’ Job Opportunities

By pgatour.com Beyond the 54 holes played each year at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic, beyond the hospitality venues, the fans and the legends of the game, is the PGA TOUR’s mission to make a significant and positive impact in the community. The Dominion Energy Charity Classic prides itself in several attributes, but its commitment to supporting military members in the greater Richmond area is...

Missouri governor calls for new veterans hiring law

BY SUMMER BALLENTINE Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says he wants lawmakers to send him a bill to protect private employers from legal challenges if they give preference to veterans in hiring and promotions. The proposed policy change is part of Greitens’ larger push to, as he describes it, “make this the best state in the country for veterans.” Greitens campaigned heavily on his military experience as...

U.S. employers add modest 148,000 jobs; unemployment rate at 4.1 percent

By kdvr.com U.S. employers added 148,000 jobs in December, a modest gain but still enough to suggest the economy entered the new year with solid momentum. The unemployment rate remained 4.1 percent for a third straight month, the lowest level since 2000, the Labor Department said Friday. For all of 2017, employers added nearly 2.1 million jobs, enough to lower the unemployment rate from 4.7 percent a...

Veterans transition to civilian life through entrepreneurship: SBA’s Linda McMahon

By foxbusiness.com Small business optimism has soared over President Donald Trump first major legislative victory that aims stimulate economic growth. Congress sent Trump a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax reform bill, the largest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years and many small business owners are turning to the administration to access capital. “You have cash but it’s almost as important is getting...

Navient Named 2018 Military Friendly Employer

By acainternational.org Because of its commitment to employing veterans and providing resources for employees and their families, for the third consecutive year Navient has been recognized as a Military Friendly Employer by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines. “We provide military veterans meaningful career opportunities because it makes our company better,” Mike Maier, senior vice president and U.S. Navy veteran, said in a news release. “With...