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Government Sponsored Employment Resources

We’ve collected government sponsored resources into one site to make it easy to you to find programs that focus on transitioning, training, employment and more! 

Department of Chamber of Commerce

  • Hiring our Heroes a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities. 

Department of Defense (DoD)

  • Transition GPS  a five-day workshop focused on transition from military service to civilian life, includes information about job-seeking tools, military skills translation, educational opportunities, use of benefits such as the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and information about entrepreneurship, credentialing opportunities, and financial readiness. 
  • SkillBridge  civilian job and employment training, to qualifying service members, including apprenticeships and internships. Training can take place starting up to six months prior to a service member’s separation, and must offer a high probability of employment and be provided to the service member at little or no cost. 
  • Hero 2 Hired (H2H) a comprehensive employment program provided by the DoD offers everything a Reserve Component job seeker needs to find their next opportunity, including job listings, career exploration tools, education and training resources. 
  • Troops to Teachers helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as teachers in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed.

Department of Labor (DOL)

  • Gold Card Initiative provides unemployed post-9/11 era veterans with the intensive and follow-up services they need to succeed in today's job market. 
  • Transition Assistance Program (TAP) workshop has made available its participant workbook available for a no-cost download from

Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)

  • Montgomery and Post-9/11 GI Bill provides funds for educational costs (and some living expenses) for eligible veterans and for eligible spouses and family members. 
  • VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)  allows service members and veterans to get personalized counseling and support to help guide their career paths and encourage the most effective use of their VA benefits and assistance with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, job seeking skills coaching and assisting Veterans in starting their own. 
  • Veteran Employment Centers (VEC) provides critical paths to employment through their workforce development programs and services connected at the state level through American Job Centers and online through  
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) offers resources to veteran’s interested in small business ownership and entrepreneurship including information about financing for Veteran-Owned Businesses, loan and grant information including states and organizations who provide loans to veterans, access to training, counseling and assistance, business resources for people with disabilities including service-disabled veterans. 

The National Archives and Records Administration

  • Federal Resume Guide provides detailed information on what you should know when applying for a federal career.

New York State Veteran Programs

  • Veterans Temporary Hiring Program provides a centralized location for qualifying veterans to submit up-to-date employment and contact information for consideration by New York State agencies filling temporary positions.