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Apprenticeships May Be the Right Vocational Choice for Veterans with Challenges
In this article we will discuss the value of apprenticeships, offer a case study, and provide resources for pursuing an earn and learn career strategy.

Making Careers Happen for Veterans: Community of Practice
A community of practice is a group of professionals with common interests that collaborate and connect in a shared location to educate, support, cultivate, and encourage one another. The National Veterans’ Training Institute’s (NVTI) Making Careers Happen for Veterans (MCHV): Community of Practice bridges the gap on best practices and challenges that exist for those in the public workforce investment system serving veterans.

SHRM (SHRM) Foundation
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation’s mission is to mobilize the power of HR and activate the generosity of donors to lead positive social change impacting all things work. The Foundation is committed to elevating and empowering HR as a social force through its innovative solutions to workplace inclusion challenges, programming designed to inspire and empower the next generation of HR leaders, and awarding scholarships and professional development grants to educate and develop students and HR professionals.

Virtual Job Fairs
With the current social climate changing the way businesses operate, American Job Centers will need to quickly implement hosting and facilitating virtual job fairs, if there are not doing so already.

Resources for Veteran Employment Service Providers
While it may seem more challenging to assist veterans during this time of social distancing, there are many online resources available to facilitate veterans’ employment.

Honoring the Employers who Hire our Nation’s Heroes
This article discusses the HIRE Medallion Award program, that recognizes organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development.

How to Hire Veterans
This articles explores best practices and resources available to hiring veterans.
To locate information for employers about apprenticeship programs, please visit apprenticeship programs.

Employer Roadmap
For more resources for hiring veterans visit the Employer Roadmap. Employers can discover best practices by exploring articles and tools.

HIRE Vets Medallion Program
The HIRE Vets Medallion Program honors the employers who hire our Nation’s Heroes; codified in the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing (HIRE) American Military
Veterans Act of 2017 (HIRE Vets Act of 2017)

National Labor Exchange (NLx)
Visit the National Labor Exchange to access an automated job index for employers.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Access the Veterans Hiring Guidebook or take the free Veterans at Work Certificate program to learn more about developing a veteran-friendly workplace.

United States Department of Labor – Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs – Jurisdiction Thresholds and Inflationary Adjustments
Jurisdiction Thresholds and Inflationary Adjustments sets specific dollar thresholds for companies that have entered into federal contracts or subcontracts and must abide by DOL mandates.

United States Department of Veterans Affairs – Veterans Hiring Toolkit
The Veterans Hiring Toolkit assists and educates employers in hiring veterans and includes links with detailed information and resources to assist in the recommended steps to hiring veterans.

United States Department of Labor – Employment and Training Administration (ETA) – Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit is a federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment.