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Employment Resources for Veterans

City Government Resources
Employment Search and Military Skills Translators
Federal Government Resources
New York State Resources
Other Resources

City Government Resources

Workforce 1

Workforce1 Career Centers are a partnership of agencies and organizations working together to provide a full array of free job training, recruitment, and placement services. 

Veterans and spouses receive priority for career services and training opportunities at all Workforce1 Career Centers and can now visit dedicated veteran employment specialists at seven of our Workforce1 Career Centers in all five boroughs. These staff will help you translate your military experience, leverage your specialized skills and training, and connect you to work and other supportive services that meet your needs.

Using a Workforce1 Career Center is easy. Simply come in for an orientation to learn more about the services available to you. Visit our Workforce1 Career Center locations and learn more about our veterans services.

Civil Service

Most positions in New York City government are filled through civil service examinations. The yearly Exam Schedule is now available. This list is tentative and subject to change. Please consult the Monthly Exam Schedule page during the filing period to obtain Official Notice of Examination. Visit the Exam Archives to review the last available Notice of Examination.

  • Open Competitive Exam Archive
  • Promotional Exam Archive

For information on employment with the State of New York and other municipalities within New York State, visit the New York State Department of Civil Service. offers information on current 
job opportunities and IT positions with various City agencies.

Visit NYC Careers to learn more.

NYC Department of Human Resources (HRA)

The New York City Human Resources Administration also maintains Job Centers in all five boroughs.  Job centers offer temporary financial assistance, food stamps, and Medicaid to eligible individuals.


Employment Search and Military Skills Translators

Federal Veterans Job Bank

Find the resources you need as you transition from the military to a civilian career, identify programs and workplace supports for wounded warriors, and learn more about employment rights, protections and responsibilities. Also allows you to translate your military occupational skills to their civilian equivalent. 

If you would like to look for a job, please visit the Veterans Job Bank.

 Hiring Our Heroes Personal Branding Resume Engine

Translate your military experience beyond the military.

The Personal Branding Resume Engine  will help you translate your military service record into a strong resume. The skills and experience you gained as a Servicemember can make you a great employee. However, it’s crucial to help potential employers understand how.

Please visit Resume Engine to learn more.


Federal Government Resources

Troops to Teachers Small Business Administration (SBA)    

Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Services

Go to and click on Programs/Services or call your local office to get information on the following programs that assist veterans with employment:

Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP) 
Job and training opportunities, with emphasis on veterans with service-connected disabilities.

Local Veterans' Employment Representatives (LVERs) 
LVERs are state employees located in state employment service local offices to provide assistance to veterans.

Please visit the  US Dept of Labor-Veterans Employment and Training Services to learn more.  


VA Jobs – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has employment opportunities available for qualified veterans.

New York State Resources

Department of Labor Veterans Program

The DOL Veterans Program provides counseling, testing, placement and other assistance through local offices and the hotline.


New York
New York State Department of Labor Veterans Program
(800) 342-3358
NYS Dep. of Labor Veterans' Service 

NYSDOL Veterans Representatives
If your local veteran representative is not listed below, call (800) 342-3358 or go to

New York City
Uptown: 215 West 125th Street, (917) 493-7218
Bronx: 390 Morris Park Avenue, (718) 409-7591
Brooklyn: 250 Schermerhorn Street, (718) 780-9213
Queens: 138-60 Barclay Avenue, (718) 321-6370
Staten Island: 1139 Hylan Boulevard, (718) 390-8336

Other Resources

America Works

America Works has helped low-income individuals and public assistance recipients across a broad demographic spectrum become self-sufficient by obtaining and retaining jobs, or improving their career positions.

America Works actively serves Veterans receiving:

  • Public Assistance
  • Food Stamps
  • Veterans who have HIV / AIDS
  • Veterans receiving SSI and SSDI Benefits
  • Formerly Incarcerated Veterans
  • Veterans who are Non-custodial parents
  • Homeless and Sheltered Veterans who participate in our Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration
  • Program (HVRP)

For more information visit America Works.


Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Acts (USERRA) protects civilian job rights and benefits for veterans and members of the active and Reserve components of the U.S. armed forces. USERRA provides that returning service-members must be promptly reemployed in the same position that they would have attained had they not been absent for military service, with the same seniority, status and pay, as well as other rights and benefits determined by seniority.

Helmet to Hardhats

If you're looking for a career, you're in the right place. Helmets to Hardhats connects quality men and women from the Armed Forces with promising building and construction careers.

Vet Net

Transitioning from military to civilian life presents unique challenges. To make things easier and provide structure, a few of the leading organizations in veteran career development have combined forces to create one, easy place to start.

Visit Vet Net Career Networking to learn more.

Veteran Employment Center

Military.Com and Monsters teamed up in the Veteran Employment Center which provides a skills translator, resume builder, and job search database.

Visit Monster Veteran Employment Center  to learn more.


Goodwill provides job training centers in your community. Visit Goodwill Industries to learn more.

Next Step

To make the transition from the military a little easier, The New York Times Company Foundation has created this online guide which lists hundreds of public and private services available from help buying a house to getting educational grants and finding jobs set aside for veterans.

Visit The Next Step to learn more.