There are many resources available for employers interested in hiring veterans, including job matching training programs, tax credits and more.
The Registered Apprenticeships program provides flexible training to meet employers’ needs to retain a competitive edge.
On-the-Job Training gives employers the opportunity to be reimbursed for 50 percent to 90 percent of a new, eligible veteran’s salary for up to six months to assist with paying training costs, required tools, uniforms and supplies.
The Kentucky Career Center provides job-matching technology through on-line systems, Focus Career for job seekers and Focus Talent for employers, where intuitive and intelligent skill-based matching is performed instantly. Employers identify veteran candidates and receive inquiries from qualified veterans interested in serving on their team.
Hero 2 Hire is a free Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program website that matches employers with veterans.
VA for Vets helps Veterans and transitioning Military Service Members find federal or non-profit careers. The VA for Vets Career Center tolls provide opportunities to translate military skills, build federal resumes and search and apply for open positions. VA for Vets is the flagship initiative of the Veteran Employment Services Office. Visit http://vaforvets.va.gov for more information.
Employers who have contract (or subcontracts) of $100,000 or more with the federal government are required to take affirmative action to hire and promote highly qualified veterans. These employers must list their job openings with the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training so that qualified campaign veterans and special disabled veterans can receive priority referrals for those jobs. These employers must file an annual report with Veterans Employment and Training Services (VETS) showing the number of campaign veterans and special disabled veterans in their work forces.