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Veteran Services: Jobs


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.


Voicing a commitment to veterans

Obama calls for America to give its servicemembers 'our full support,' one day after White House staff met with Legion representatives to hear advice on ways to get returning veterans back into the job market.

Employment award nominations due

Nominees are due Jan. 15 for The American Legion's National Economic Awards, which recognize businesses that employ veterans, disabled veterans and older people.

Federal employment for vets goal of council

The Interagency Council on Veterans Employment discussed ways of expanding the participation of veterans in the nation's federal workforce.

Shinseki: VA home loan program a success

In the nation's troubled housing market, VA reports that its home loans have had a lower foreclosure rate than any other type of home loan in the industry.

Hill watches Obama sign vet employment order

National Commander Clarence Hill witnessed Obama sign an executive order establishing a Council on Veterans Employment and a veterans employment program for federal agencies.

Council of Veterans Employment is 'decent start'

The American Legion is cheering, with reservations, an Obama administration initiative to provide more federal employment for military veterans.

Committee OKs amendment to elevate priority status of veteran-owned small businesses

Committee OKs Buyer amendment to elevate priority status of veteran-owned small businesses.

2009 Economic Awards winners

Several awards are presented each year during the Legion’s National Convention to honor employers who hire veterans, disabled veterans and older workers. Those who help veterans find employment are also recognized.

Big-name businesses court veterans

Heroes to Hometowns Transition and Benefits Fair in Louisville at the 91st National Convention draws big names such as and Secret Service.

Involvement in sports and employment linked

Survey: Sports programs for disabled has positive effect on employability