July 25: National Hire a Veteran Day

Veterans transitioning to civilian life have a lot of decisions to make, not the least of which is what career path to select.

National Hire a Veteran Day on July 25 encourages employers to consider Veterans in their employment strategies. Like many employers, the Veterans Benefits Administration understands that the unique experiences of Veterans add leadership, dedication, endurance, integrity and many other invaluable traits to the workforce.

VBA embraces Veterans not only by providing benefits and services to them, but also by hiring them. “Veterans Serving Veterans” demonstrates the philosophy of VBA, where currently over half the workforce are Veterans.

“We want to encourage Veterans to apply for the many job openings VBA has throughout the country every year,” said Under Secretary for Benefits Paul R. Lawrence, Ph.D. “You don’t have to be a doctor or a nurse to work for VA.”

VBA has a wide variety of positions available in customer service, claims processing, counseling, and other areas. These positions are geared toward providing benefits and services to Veterans and their family members.

VA also works closely with the Department of Labor on the programs that match Veterans with public and private employment opportunities. Why not consider a rewarding career opportunity that helps fellow Veterans?

Veterans interested in positions with VBA can find current openings on https://www.vacareers.va.gov and www.usajobs.gov. Department of Labor employment and training opportunities for Veterans can be found at www.dol.gov/vets/.

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