Veteran and Service Member Employment

Supporting America’s current, transitioning, or former military personnel and their families

Are there special considerations for veteran and service member employees?

When military personnel transition to civilian employment, that is where the U.S. Department of Labor comes in to make sure that transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses are equipped to reach their full potential in this 21st century’s workforce. 

America’s good jobs, especially businesses, stand to benefit. Across industries including small to large businesses, veterans bring valuable skills and experience to the table and know what it means to put in a hard day’s work. Because of the training, work ethic, and goal-oriented culture of the military, many companies report that veterans not only make excellent employees, but also tend to have a higher rate of retention. They also grasp new concepts quickly and work well both independently and as part of a team – all highly prized skills in any workplace. These skills include both the hard and soft skills coveted by today’s employers, such as leadership, management, teamwork, accountability, and responsibility. 


Learn about VETS

Please select one of the following questions to learn more about employing veterans and find out whom to contact if you need more information.