Advisory Commission Meeting

Advisory Commission Meeting

The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services is continuing to take every possible measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the Arizona State Veteran Homes and keep the loved ones of our residents

HIRE Vets Act

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The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (HIRE Vets Act or the Act), signed by President Trump on May 5, 2017, requires the Secretary of Labor to establish a program, by rule, that recognizes employer efforts to recruit, employ, and retain veterans. Employer-applicants meeting criteria established in the rule will receive a “HIRE Vets Medallion Award.”

Financing your business

There are many opportunities to finance your business. Some of our partners work directly with Community Development Financial Institutions that offer small business loans from private loan pools. Banks and government organizations offer financing options as well.

The US Small Business Administration is a great resource for business development advice and business financing through the SBA Patriot Express program.

Veteran Business Opportunities 

Economic Veterans Programs

The primary objective of the Veterans Program is to develop and support programs that increase opportunities for veterans to obtain employment and job training in Arizona. Eligible veterans are entitled to receive priority services in job referrals and training by DES staff, as well as other employment-related services.