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.
The Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) agency, a federal entity, will launch a 14-state pilot program aimed to help veterans find meaningful employment after separating from the service. VETS, which is maintained by the Department of Labor and the Chamber of Commerce, will expand on the Chamber's Hiring our Heroes initiative - a program that focuses on the employment of wounded, ill and injured veterans as they transition back into civilian life. VETS' new pilot program will educate employers on the value of hiring veterans and help connect employers with veteran talent.
The pilot will be officially announced and detailed at an Oct. 1 press conference. Further information regarding access to the program and states that will feature should follow in the weeks to come.