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New York/New Jersey VA Health Care Network


Veterans Resource Directory


VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program provides training and rehabilitation for veterans with VA service-connected disabilities. The VR&E program is an employment oriented program that helps veterans with service-connected disabilities prepare for, find and keep suitable employment.

US Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) **
Provides counseling, testing, placement, and other employment assistance.
Telephone: (866)-4-USA-DOL

Hire Vets First **
Comprehensive career website veterans seeking employment or for hiring veterans of America's military.
Telephone: (877) 872-JOBS
Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) **
Prohibits discrimination against persons because of their service in the Armed Forces Reserve, the National Guard, or other uniformed services. USERRA prohibits an employer from denying any benefit of employment on the basis of an individual's membership, application for membership, performance of service, application for service, or obligation for service in the uniformed services. USERRA also protects the right of veterans, reservists, National Guard members, and certain other members of the uniformed services to reclaim their civilian employment after being absent due to military service or training.

Helmets to Hardhats *
Helps transitioning military personnel, Guardsmen, and Reservists find the best careers and apprenticeships in the construction and building industries.
Telephone: (866) 741-6210

Troops to Teachers *
A U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as teachers in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed.
Telephone: (800) 231-6242

Small Business Administration (SBA) **
Provides services and support to veterans who are starting a small business
Telephone: (800) 827-5722

VetBiz: Center for Veterans Enterprise **
Federal Web Portal for Veterans in Business
Telephone: (866) 584-2344

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