Veterans’ Employment Resources: for Employers

Illustration of the USA national flagYesterday, Memorial Day, we took time to remember those who have died in service of the United States of America. We are grateful to all who have served our country.

At the Disability Empowerment Center, we like to take this week to honor and support the disabled Veterans.

One of the greatest things you can do to support a Veteran is to employ them or help them find gainful employment.  So, we wanted to take a moment to provide some helpful resources and information for hiring Veterans.

Employer Tax Credits

– with a service-connected disability and unemployed for at least six months – a $9,600 credit on $24,000 of wages

– with a service-connected disability less than one year after having been discharged or released from active duty – a $4,800 credit on $12,000 of wages

Veteran Employment Leading Best Practices Toolkit

Visit the toolkit by clicking here.

Veterans Hiring Toolkit

Interested in developing or enhancing a Veterans hiring initiative for your company but don’t know where to begin?  Click here to visit the toolkit.

Employer Assistance and Recruiting Network

A nationwide cost-free referral and technical assistance service for employers. EARN connects employers who have job vacancies to employment service providers who have direct access to job-ready individuals with disabilities. EARN also provides technical assistance to assist employers in locating appropriate organizations and information as they seek to hire qualified candidates with disabilities. 1-866-Earn Now or 1-866-327-6669 (V/TTY)

Hero Health Hire

A coalition of health care companies dedicated to helping our nation’s disabled veterans find and retain meaningful employment.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN), U.S. Department of Education

An information and referral service that provides information on job accommodations for people with disabilities. It also includes resources for technical assistance, funding, education and services related to the employment of people with disabilities. To learn more about JAN, visit the Web site or call: 1-800-526-7234 or 1-800-232-9675(V/TTY).