Hire a Veteran

Helping veterans with career counseling and employment has been a top priority for many ASA members, and is a rewarding and worthwhile social responsibility focus on many levels. ASA encourages its members to get involved in helping veterans find employment. We can all be proud of the important contributions that the staffing industry has made, but more needs to be done—unemployment among U.S. veterans of modern conflicts is almost 6%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Here are some veterans’ help and hiring resources to help you get started.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit incentive that the Congress provides to private-sector businesses for hiring individuals from nine target groups who have consistently faced barriers to employment. The main objective is to enable the targeted employees to gradually move from economic dependency into self-sufficiency as they earn a steady income and become contributing taxpayers, while the participating employers are compensated by being able to reduce their federal income tax liability. WOTC joins other workforce programs that help incentivize workplace diversity and facilitate access to good jobs for American workers.


The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve recently introduced Hero2Hired (H2H.Jobs.) This website is designed to help guardsmen and reservists, facing the unique challenge of serving part-time in the military, to find full-time civilian employment. H2H.jobs allows you to access the talented men and women who serve in the military, post job openings, search for candidates and invite them to apply, and participate in hiring events—all free of charge. Staffing firms can register at h2hjobs.com to begin posting jobs immediately.

Call of Duty Endowment

The Call of Duty Endowment is a nonprofit organization that helps soldiers transition to civilian careers after their military service. The Call of Duty Endowment focuses its resources on assisting organizations that provide job placement and training to veterans.


HireVeterans.com offers employers access to résumés and job postings so they can reach U.S. veteran job seekers. The website draws on alliances with veterans’ organizations and military agencies.

Hiring Our Heroes

The Hiring Our Heroes program was developed to help veterans find meaningful employment. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce started the program in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Service to improve public–private sector coordination in the communities veterans and their families are returning to every day. Staffing companies are encouraged to participate in job fairs for veterans with local chambers of commerce across the country. ASA is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Jobs for America’s Heroes

This tool kit has been designed to assist and educate employers that want to include veterans and wounded warriors in their recruitment and hiring initiatives. Featuring a straightforward six-step process, it pinpoints helpful tools and outlines important steps employers should take when designing a veterans’ hiring initiative.

Shining Service Worldwide

Too often our females in service fall through the cracks and don’t get the attention they deserve, or more importantly, that they need. Shining Service Worldwide is an organization that gives appreciation and support to women currently serving in the military, military veterans, and military spouses.


This site provides a listing of government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private companies that help veterans find jobs.


VetJobs makes it easy to reach transitioning U.S. military, National Guard, and reserve members, as well as veterans who are now productive members of the civilian work force in all disciplines. VetJobs is a leading source for candidates with security clearances.