The US Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced National Veterans Small Business Week to run from November 1st through 5th. The SBA has several events lined up to celebrate veteran-owned businesses across the country. To help salute the many contributions veterans have made and continue to make to the success of small businesses, we’re highlighting some great organizations that help veterans get hired.
If you are a small business owner, it is a great idea to work with these organizations to find your next great candidate! And if you are a veteran, we hope you find this information useful.
Online Programs to Connect Veterans to Employers
US Department of Labor. The Veterans.gov site brings together several government programs on one convenient page that offer veteran job assistance. Take a look at these services:
- Careeronestop includes 2,400 job centers to help in your local area
- Jobs for Veterans State Grants connect employers to veteran job seekers
- National Labor Exchange has a search function for veteran-friendly employers
- My Next Move for Veterans lets you search by job keywords, industry, and by jobs that offer similar civilian work to your military experience.
- VA Careers provides opportunities within Veteran Affairs
- USAJobs for civil service jobs within federal agencies
Careerbuilder. In 2020, Careerbuilder launched job search support for military occupational specialty (MOS) codes right within the civilian search experience. The MOS code can be entered just like a civilian job title or skill, and Careerbuilder can serve up relevant job search results. This helps highlight civilian jobs for veterans.
Indeed. You’ll find a service devoted to jobs just for veterans on Indeed.com. You can search by your location or preferred industry. Indeed.com also offers services to help employers hire veteran talent.
LinkedIn. This professional network site offers veterans one year of LinkedIn Premium free! This can be a valuable tool to give your experience exposure to a wide variety of employers and take advantage of free training.
If you’re a US veteran looking for training to get into entrepreneurship, check out Boots to Business. Another good option if you’re considering starting a new business as a veteran is Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) Program by the SBA. In VBOC, 22 organizations participate in a cooperative agreement to provide services like business training and counseling.
We value the experience, skills, work ethic, and training of our service members and we’re proud to support their success. You’ll find that many military-friendly employers are committed to hiring veterans. We hope that you find value in this National Veterans Small Business Week from the SBA.