There are several programs that encourage employers to hire veterans as employees. If you're interested in expanding your staff to include veterans, be sure to read through the following information so that you understand the process as well as the applicable laws and regulations.
Labor Laws and Veterans: The U.S. Department of Labor assists veterans, reservists, and National Guard members in securing employment; promotes equal employment opportunity on behalf of veterans who have served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition; and advises on the rights and responsibilities of reservists and National Guard members who are called to active duty under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. The Department also enforces two equal employment opportunity programs that protect veterans and apply to federal contractors and subcontractors.
USERRA Guide: The Guide contains general information about the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).
USERRA Advisor: The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) Advisor helps Veterans and employers understand employee eligibility and job entitlements, employer obligations, benefits and remedies under the Act.
Veteran Hiring Compliance: Compliance assistance for hiring veterans with disabilities.
AmericasHeroesAtWork.gov: Do's and don'ts for employers hiring veterans with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.