Veteran-Ready Employer Resources

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Do you seek loyal employees who are leaders, easy to train and show up to work on time, drug-free? Look no further!
Ready to be a Veteran Champion?  

Let’s get started.

Are you ready to:

  • Distinguish your company as “Veteran-Friendly.”
  • Become a “Veteran-Ready” employer.

Let’s explore how your company can be a part of the win! Obtain a free assessment to ascertain whether your company is “Veteran-Friendly” or moving toward becoming “Veteran- Ready.” Not sure what this means?  Click here. 

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Earn the “Veterans at Work” certificate offered by the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation. Click here to learn more.

You DO NOT need to be a member of SHRM to obtain this certificate




Creating a Veteran Hiring Program video.

This course outlines the ways a Veteran hiring program benefits businesses. The three lessons include:

  • The Business Case, which presents reasons why hiring a Veteran is good for the company,
  • Strategic Recruitment, a discussion on engaging stakeholders and partners within the business to adapt and support Veteran hires, and
  • Program Execution, a step-by-step guide for ensuring that the program succeeds in recruiting top talent for vacant positions in the company.


Veteran Hiring Resources:

United States Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) 

Criteria for Department of Labor HireVets Medallion Program – Take the Veteran Hiring Pledge

How Companies Can Hire More Veterans

Military Spouse Corporate Career Center Network

Where to find talent:



Over 6,000 Ohio employers self-identify as military-friendly on Ohio Means Veteran Jobs. Click here.

* Review Veteran resumes
* Post jobs
* Register as Veteran-friendly
* Use the military skills translator

Ohio Means Jobs Work Employer Specialist: Julie Laird at (614) 559-5071 or



The Charles P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Clinic in Columbus hosts regular Employment Clinics and Job Fairs for military-friendly employers. Contact Doug Duckett at (614) 388-7350 or

Vanguard Veteran can connect you with the Central Ohio Veteran community. Learn more, here.



Matching Military Experience with Civilian Jobs. 

O-NET OnLine Military Skills Translator

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Military Tax Credits

  • Applications must be submitted to the Ohio WOTC Office within 28 days of the start to work date to meet the timely filing criteria. Don’t miss this tax credit by missing the deadline!
  • For More Information, contact the Office of Workforce Development at (614) 644-0966 or

Apprenticeship programs:

  • On the Job Training Apprenticeship Factsheet
  • Understanding On the Job Training and Apprenticeship Approval
  • For more information, contact the Office of Workforce Development Apprenticeship Program: Mr. Robert O’Keefe at (614) 507-1473 or


Department of Labor Hiring Veterans Step by Step Toolkit for Employers

Department Of Veterans Affairs Guide to Hiring Veterans

Society of Human Resource Management:

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