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Veteran Job Assistance

County Veteran Service Office

As County Veteran Services we are all too familiar with the transition from being employed by the military to transitioning to a civilian employer. As Veterans ourselves we have made that transition and we are here to help you with the resources and connections you need to be successful in your job search.

Everyone knows hiring Minnesota Veterans is good for business; they possess qualities such as work ethic, discipline, teamwork and reliability, just to name a few. Employers need skilled and talented people and Veterans need good jobs.

Your success as a civilian employee is based on the skills and education you received during your military career. It is also based on a community and resources that helped you get where you are today. Our position is the same, we are a team here to support you with your job search. We want your next job to not only utilizes your skills and abilities, but ensure it is a good fit for you and the company.

Our goal in your job search is to assist you in finding the resources you need to find the career that enables you to succeed in the civilian sector.

Minnesota Employment and Economic Development -Veteran Service Representatives

Current or former military members, no matter the era of service, receive priority services in all WorkForce Centers (WFCs) across the state across the state and may be assisted by specially trained veterans employment representatives.

Veterans employment representatives can help veterans that have significant challenges finding or keeping a job or have a service-connected disability. They work one-on-one with veterans to provide services custom-tailored to meet individual needs.

Services typically include such things as:
  • Help with developing or polishing resumes and cover letters
  • General job search guidance
  • Information on licensure, certification and apprenticeships
  • Explaining employment benefits, rights and preferences for veterans
  • Direct referrals to job openings
  • Referrals to other state and federal agencies for additional services

3 Easy steps to get you where you need to go…

  1. Step One - Contact a Veterans Employment Representative

    Located at WorkForce Centers throughout the state, veterans employment representatives are available to help veterans address a wide variety of job-search, job-placement and career-related questions.

  2. Step Two - Set a Career Goal Using MyMilitary GPS LifePlan

    MyMilitary GPS LifePlan helps veterans, service members and their families set career, education, finance and personal goals and design plans that will lead them to success. Visit MyMilitary GPS LifePlan website.

  3. Step Three - Post Your Resume on is an online database with thousands of job listings from private employers statewide. Post your resume and identify yourself as a veteran. Apply for jobs online. Manage and track your job search efforts. Get started using

Click the link below to find your local Veterans Employment Representative.

US Department of Veterans Affairs
Employment Resources for Veterans

Employment is an important issue for Veterans. Helping Veterans find and obtain employment, as well as advance their civilian careers is a high priority. This toolkit is designed to provide you with answers and resources in finding and obtaining employment, as well as making career decisions and excelling in the workplace. A full version of this Resources for Veterans (Handout) list is available for print and download.

Looking for help creating a resume, cover letter, or completing a job application?

The Veterans Employment Center (VEC) is the federal government’s single authoritative internet source for connecting transitioning Servicemembers, Veterans and their families to meaningful career opportunities. The VEC is the first government-wide product that brings together a reputable cadre of public and private employers with real job opportunities, and provides transitioning Servicemembers, Veterans and their families with the tools to translate their military skills into plain language and build a profile that can be shared – in real time – with employers who have made a public commitment to hire Veterans. In connection with the First Lady and Dr. Biden’s Joining Forces initiative, the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Labor, Defense and Education, the Small Business Administration, and the Office of Personnel Management, collaborated to design and develop the VEC to incorporate the best features of existing online employment tools.

Trying to describe your military experience, skills, or positions in civilian terms?

The Jobs Thesaurus finds job descriptions to describe a job you held while in the military.

Need to find job listings or career fairs to attend?

The Veterans Employment Center contains links to Upcoming Veteran Career Fairs

Interested in a website with workforce preparation and training?

VetNet LogoVetNet is a technology-based platform positioned to assist Veterans, transitioning service members, and their spouses, find and prepare for meaningful post-service careers. VetNet is a dynamic and interactive platform, where each week live content will be delivered and focused across three ‘tracks’ of workforce preparation and training.

These tracks include:
  • Basic Training Track: Get ready for the workplace with resume writing workshops, learn and understand paths to work, school, or self-employment…and also connect directly to a database of over one million veteran-preferred jobs.
  • Career Connections Track: Learn about different career options and opportunities by participating in weekly video chats with industry experts, and get advice from veterans eager to share their career experiences.
  • Entrepreneur Track: Is business ownership is right for you? If so, participate in online seminars focused on the nuts & bolts of business ownership, and weekly ‘hangouts’ with experienced entrepreneurs.

Looking for federal employment or internship opportunities?

USAJOBS houses all federal employment listings. The US Department of the Treasury posts Open Positions and offers non-paid internship opportunities to wounded warriors and Veterans through the Operation Warfighter and Non-Paid Work Experience programs. Helping Military Families and Veterans, the US Department of State participates in Operation Warfighter, has a Veterans Program Office, and employs military spouses using a hiring mechanism, the Family Member Appointment (FMA). Operation Warfighter offers civilian agencies the opportunity to provide temporary/part-time internship opportunities for injured Service Members recovering at DC-area military medical facilities.

Interested in working for the VA?

Visit VAforVETS to search job listings, see job fair postings, and find resources to help you transition from the military into a new career at VA.

Interested in starting your own business?

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) has an Office of Veterans Business Development that provides Veterans counseling to start, grow, and succeed in their businesses. The site also provides information on how you can get help accessing capital, competing for federal contracts, and creating jobs. In addition, SBA also supports the National Guard and Reserve and their military families when a small business owner is called to serve. Some of the programs funded by the SBA and run by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families include (but are not limited to):

Interested in employment resources for women Veterans?

The Department of Labor created the women Veteran initiative to address the employment needs of women Veterans. The Department of Labor’s website includes employment statistics on women Veterans as well as resources and tips for women Veterans seeking work. Joining Forces for Women Veterans and Military Spouses Mentoring Plus offers free coaching, mentoring, and professional guidance for women Veterans, spouses, and caregivers. For women Veterans interested in federal employment, the Department of Veterans Affairs has created an informational handout covering a range of topics specifically related to the federal job search and transition support for women Veterans.

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