Employ Veterans

Top 10 Reasons to Hire

Military Veterans

make Outstanding Employees

for so many reasons!

  1. Accelerated learning curve. Veterans have the proven ability to learn new skills and concepts. In addition, they can enter your workforce with identifiable and transferable skills, proven in real-world situations. This background can enhance your organization's productivity.
  2. Leadership. The military trains people to lead by example as well as through direction, delegation, motivation, and inspiration. Veterans understand the practical ways to manage behaviors for results, even in the most trying circumstances. They also know the dynamics of leadership as part of both hierarchical and peer...

VOW to Hire Heroes Act Tax Credit Information

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available to private-sector businesses and certain non-profit organizations for hiring certain individuals, including veterans, who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment. The WOTC program enables the targeted employees to gradually move from economic dependency into self-sufficiency as they earn a steady income, while participating employers are able to reduce their federal income tax liability.  

Find more information about the tax credit from the IRS.


America's Heroes at Work

A U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) project that addresses the employment challenges of returning Service Members and Veterans, especially those living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Note that the Department of Labor's website for America's Heroes at Work went offline in June 2019. We have not been able to find a replacement, but you may search the topic in Google ...


US Army Warrior Transition Command - Employer Resources

When service members become wounded, ill, or injured, they often face a change in their career trajectory. While approximately 50% return to their military careers, many separate from service and begin a new career in the civilian workforce. These Veterans are well-trained, highly-skilled professionals who can strengthen any organization, increasing diversity and the bottom line. There is no standard definition of a “wounded warrior”—today’s military personnel experience a wide range of injuries, from amputations and burns to traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). What is most important is that these injuries do not prevent them from contributing to society, but often make them more resilient, determined, and ready to serve.

Learn more how to Hire a Veteran at: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/vets/hire


Department of Economic Security

Contact your Local Veteran Employment Representative (LVER) or the State Veterans Employment Manager to register your company and post your position(s).


Arizona Coalition for Military Families

Is your company interested in recruiting Veterans and returning Service Members?  Register with the Vet/Mil Employment Portal through the Arizona Coalition for Military Families and have access to search resumes and the specific skill sets you're looking for. 


Is Your Company Interested In Hiring Veterans?

The  Arizona Department of Veterans' Services and the Arizona Coalition for Military Families are working together to locate employers who are interested in recruiting veterans. We can assist your recruiting through the Military/Veteran Employment Resource Center.

Please contact the Arizona Coalition for Military Families at 602-753-8802 or via email at [email protected] for more information.


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