The U.S. Department of Labor recently unveiled a new online toolkit to guide employers through the process for hiring veterans. The free toolkit ( is designed to assist and educate employers who have decided to include veterans and wounded warriors in their recruitment and hiring initiatives.

 Developed as part of the department’s “America’s Heroes at Work” initiative, the Veterans Hiring Toolkit features a six-step process pinpointing helpful tools for a business to design a veterans hiring initiative. These steps include creating an educated and welcoming environment for veteran employees; actively recruiting veterans, wounded veterans and military spouses; learning how to accommodate qualified veterans and wounded veterans in the workplace; and promoting an inclusive workplace to help retain veteran employees.

The final section of the toolkit features a quick reference list of reputable online resources to help users find and welcome talented and skilled veterans into their companies. Examples include links to veterans’ employment service organizations, places to receive consultations on workplace accommodations and answers to common employer questions about hiring veterans.