The U.S. Department of Labor recently unveiled a new online toolkit to guide employers through the process for hiring veterans. The free toolkit (www.AmericasHeroesAtWork.gov/forEmployers/HiringToolkit) 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
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.