Resources for Employers

​​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 employers the ability to post jobs by location on the new Kentucky Career Portal. Employers can create an account and post jobs for free.​ ​​If you need immediate assistance, contact: or call (50​2) 564-0871, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

This 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

A 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

The 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. ​

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 several 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 profession​als can provide prescreened resumes directly to your inbox.  

VA for Vets

VA for Vets helps provide 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 recruit Veteran talent to the civilian workforce. 

Veteran Business Consultants 

For businesses wanting to connect with veteran applicants, the Kentucky Jobs for State Grant has dedicated staff to assist you. Regional Veteran Business Consultants are here to guide you through attracting, hiring, and retaining the veteran workforce. Email or contact your local Kentucky Career Center to connect with the Veteran Business Consultant in your area.