Working for the federal government can be a great option.
Depending on the circumstances, federal jobs can offer greater stability than jobs with private companies. In addition, veterans' skills often transfer readily to federal agency work, making veterans particularly valued candidates.
Get started exploring federal employment by visiting the pages below:
Federal civil service
Special Hiring Authorities for veterans
Finding federal jobs
Federal vacancy announcements
Federal resume tips
In addition, the Veterans Employment Initiative established several resources to facilitate veteran hiring into the federal workforce: the Interagency Council on Veterans Employment, Veteran Employment Program Offices at federal agencies, and the Feds Hire Vets website. Find more information with these additional resources:
- The Department of Labor has collaborated with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to offer a separate on-line training with more information. This online module is available on Joint Knowledge Online (JKO), or access the program at Feds Hire Vets.
USAJOBS.gov is the central location to find job openings within hundreds of federal agencies and organizations.
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