There are several programs and agencies that assist veterans entering the civilian workforce.
Photo courtesy Defense Department.
- U.S. Department of Labor Hire Vets First
Excellent career web site for hiring veterans of America's military.
- Veterans' Transition Assistance Program (VTAP)
Register and post resumes for veterans' preference in hiring. John T. Redman
- Hire Vets First New Mexico Chris Zafra 505-841-9529
- VA Vocational Rehabilitation - Vets Success
Disabled veterans employment stipend and assistance.
- New Mexico Vocational Rehabilitation
Helping veterans with disabilities achieve a suitable employment outcome.
- New Mexico Abilities - Employment for People With Disabilities
- Veterans' Workforce Investment Program
"Work First" program to help you secure employment as soon as possible.
New Mexico Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
- USA Jobs – Veterans and disabled veterans preference.
Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government.
- New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions
- New Mexico State Personnel Office
- Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
Protects service members reemployment rights when returning from a period of military service. Help with reemployment issues.
- New Mexico Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (NMESGR)
- Troops to Teachers
Second career in public education.
- Helmets to Hardhats
Connects veterans to careers in construction.
- New Mexico Apprenticeship Program
Become proficient in a specific trade.
- OIF/OEF Mentoring Program
Combat wounded veterans helping veterans.
- Military Spouses' Career Center
- Military Spouses' Career Network
- Recruit Military
- Free Job Corps Training for Young Veterans (20-24 Year-Olds) DOL VETS is enrolling 300 Veterans ages 20-24 in new one-year, all-expense paid Demonstration Project with ETA’s Job Corp that provides training, a credential or certificate, stipend, housing, meals, employment and post-employment support.
- Job Opportunities for Veterans at a Local Funeral Home
America's Heroes at Work Instructions for employers to hire veterans "Hiring Toolkit."