When you leave the military, the biggest question is "what's next?" It's a scary job market right now, but the skills you've received in the military make you highly marketable. The Legion sponsors dozens of veterans hiring fairs each year, and our employment experts also provide tips to writing resumes, networking and making a strong impression in the interview process.
On March 24, American Legion Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division Director Barry A. Searle met with Dennis O. Day, director of VA's Veterans' Employment Coordination Service, concerning hiring practices and ways that the Legion can assist VA in increasing its percentage of veteran employees.
Currently, VA has a 29.97 percent veteran-employee rate. Hiring rates vary across VA‘s three divisions - Veterans Health Administration,Veterans Benefits Administration and the National Cemetery Administration - due to skill sets required and the size of the division.