There are many resources available for employers interested in hiring veterans, including job matching, training programs, tax credits and more. We have assembled a variety of resources here.
Kentucky Career Portal
The Kentucky Career Center now offers job seekers the ability to search for jobs by location on the new Kentucky Career Portal. Employers can create an account and post jobs for free.
Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)
Work Opportunity Tax Credit encourages employers to hire certain types of workers, including veterans from families currently or recently receiving public assistance or food stamps. If you qualify, your employer can apply to the Office of Employment and Training for this federal income tax credit.
Registered Apprenticeship Program
Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) is a proven model of apprenticeship that has been validated by the U.S. Department of Labor or a State Apprenticeship Agency. RAPs enable and energize more employers to [participate and provide them access to larger talent pools that have been trained for entry-level to management positions, thereby meeting industry demands and reducing unemployment rates across the country.
Hire VETS Medallion Program
Hire VETS Medallion Program Award is the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development.
The Kentucky Career Center (KCC) has transitioned to LinkedIn to help employers find qualified employees for their job openings. If you are interested in using LinkedIn and do not already have an account, please set up your profile at www.linkedin.com. If you need immediate assistance, contact:
KentuckyCareerCenterSupport@ky.gov or call (502) 564-0871, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST.
Employers with federal contracts
Employers who have contracts (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 workforces.
Hire Heroes USA
Hire Heroes USA Whether you want to hire veterans or support their transition, there are a number of ways your company can get connected with our mission and make a difference. You can post your open positions on our job board comprised of verified veterans or military spouses. We offer training to help educate your human resources team on veteran hiring and retention. We host virtual career fairs where you can discuss career opportunities with veteran and military spouse job seekers, or sponsor the event for brand exposure. Our talent sourcing professionals can provide prescreened resumes directly to your inbox.
VA for Vets
VA for Vets helps provides access to employer support tools. As a supervisor or HR professional, you make a difference every day for the Veterans or Military Service Members on your staff. VA for Vets offers services that help you to recruit Veteran talent to the civilian workforce.