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How to Get a Job is where perspective employers and today's Minnesota veteran looking for work meet and good business gets better. There are three proven steps for veterans to find a job and for employers to hire veterans.


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Helpful Job Resources   


Minnesota National Guard Careers

Full-time positions within the Minnesota National Guard


On-the-Job & Apprenticeship Training

Program allows working veterans and their dependents to receive GI Bill benefits while they learn a trade or skill via on-the-job training through their employer, rather than attending college classes.

More Info: Flyer and website

Additional: MDVA Higher Education Veterans Program coordinator locations


Employment & Education Resources by County

This guide is designed to be a resource for use in connecting Minnesota Servicemembers, veterans, military family members, agencies and employers with resources to employment, re-employment, business services, education, Veterans Administration, family assistance and other resources as needed.

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Job Fairs, Training and Employment Assistance


Positively Minnesota's Job Fairs Link

Job and career fairs - located throughout Minnesota and put on by DEED - available for job-seeking Servicemembers.

More Info:  Website


Interstate Truck Driving School Offers Professional Tractor Trailer Training

Interstate Truck Driving School offers a Professional Tractor Trailer Program approved by the S.A.A. for eligible veterans using the G.I. Bill Education Benefits. This 160 hour Professional Tractor Trailer Training Program provides the necessary information and training in the classroom along with behind the wheel training to become a professional driver. We have partnered up with many major trucking companies that are specifically seeking veterans.

More Info: Flyer


Forklift Operator Safety Training for Military Veterans

When: Classes held monthly

Where: Toyota Lift of Minnesota, Brooklyn Park

About: One-day certification course offered at no cost to veterans with a copy of their DD214. The class, which normally costs more than $280 and is required by some employers, runs from 4-6 hours and certifies participants in Classes 1 through 5 as forklift operators. Though the course does not guarantee proficiency in forklift operations, completion of the course will teach veterans basic forklift operations and safety.

Contact: Kyle Thill, director of services for Toyota Lift of Minnesota, at 763-315-9288



Additional Employment Resources



American Corporate Partners Veteran Mentoring Program

American Corporate Partners (ACP) is a free, nationwide program offering one-on-one mentoring, career guidance, and networking opportunities to post 9/11 Servicemembers. Their mentors professionals from many of America's top companies.

More Info: Flyer



The Veterans ReEmployment website is a one-stop site for employment, training and financial help after military service. The Military-to-Civilian Job Search tool shows how military skills translate to civilian employment.

More Info: Website


DHS Cybersecurity Mission - Veterans Outreach

The Department of Homeland Security has the lead for the federal government for securing civilian government computer systems and works with industry and state, local, tribal and territorial governments to secure critical infrastructure and information systems. DHS has a strong commitment to hiring veterans, and offers various education benefits to get veterans started.
More Info: Flyer


Edward Jones FORCES Program

Provides new financial advisors transitioning from military service with comprehensive training to help ensure a successful start. No prior financial services experience is necessary.

More Info: Website


Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces

Created to provide America's employers with a direct link to some of America's finest employees - Servicemembers and their families. Through this partnership, service members can leverage their military training and experience for career opportunities in today's civilian job market with national, regional and local employer partners.

More Info: Website


Full-Time Employment Opportunities in the Army/Air National Guard
Active Guard Reserve and Federal Technical Positions are announced on the USA Job Web
site and the Minnesota National Guard website.  

More Info: USA Jobs and MNNG


Feds Hire Vets

Job-search website created after the Presiden'ts signed an Executive Order that established the Veterans Employment Initiative. The goal is to provide consistent and accurate information and useful training and other resources in a way that will inform both the applicant and the hiring agency.

More Info: Website


Helmets to Hardhats

Helmets to Hardhats is a national program that connects National Guard, Reserve and transitioning active-duty military members with quality career training and employment opportunities within the construction industry.

More Info: Website


Hero 2 Hired

Department of Defense supported job-search website. Users register and use their Military Occupation Specialty code to find civilian jobs that match their military skills. Also provides networking, career, resume and portfolio advice.

More Info: Website


Hire A Hero

A nonprofit initiative founded by the Armed Forces Support Foundation. The AFSF helps to keep the promise that military service has value and connects military job seekers with military friendly employers.

More Info: Website 



An innovative training program whose mission is helping individuals prepare for, secure and be successful in IT careers. Upon complettion of the 8-week training course, IT-Ready graduates are prepared to pass their CompTIA A+ Certification exams and become eligible for a 6-month paid apprenticeship ($15/hr) with a metro area employer partner.

More Info: Flyer - Website


League of Minnesota Cities (LMH)

Find a great job with a Minnesota city. There are 853 cities in Minnesota and over 800 are members of the League of Minnesota Cities (LMC). Check out the LMH website for city employment opportunities.

More Info: Website


LinkedIn Premium Job Seeker Account 

Servicemembers are eligible for a free one year Premium Job Seeker account on LinkedIn. The Premium Job Seeker account provides access to advanced job search tools, helps you stand out, and assists in contacting hiring managers.

More Info: Website


Military Leader Development Program

Trains qualified candidates to become successful U.S. Bank leaders. The full-time program provides a progressive path to branch management through a combination of classroom, web-based and hands-on training.

More Info: Flyer


Military Spouse Employment Partnership

National jobs listed for military spouses. Resume writing and job search preparation assistance is available for employment opportunities across the country.

More Info: Website

Helps connect unemployed veterans with the companies that want to hire them.

More Info: Website


MNDOT/DEED Highway Heavy Construction Training Program

The Minnesota Department of Transportation and Department of Eemployment and Economic Development are providing highway construction training opportunities and placement help to industry under-represented women and minorities. Military and disabled veterans should apply. Fill out the application on the attached flyer to apply.

More Info: Flyer


My Next Move for Veterans

Wondering how military skills translate into a civilian job? This new tool from the Department of Labor determines how a Servicemembers interests and military skills fit into the civilian sector. Also, users can select their branch of service and Military Occupation Specialty to find similar jobs in the civilian sector.

More Info: Website


Protective Agent - Join the Talent Behind the Mission

The CIA is looking to connect with transitioning Servicemembers who are interested in a career in protective operations.

More Info: Website



Veteran-owned firm dedicated to helping service members and Veterans find jobs, civilian careers, new business and franchise ownership, training, and much more. There are more than 300,000 jobs posted and more than 400,000 Veterans and Military Spouses are registered.

More Info: Website


SCA US Military Veterans Programs

The Student Conservation Association offers training programs to help returning veterans transition to civilian life and prepare them for careers in conservation. Veteran-specific programs for 2013 include Veteran Fire Corps internships in Arizona and South Dakota. Additionally, the SCA has developed a survey to help better address the needs of post-9/11 veterans via career training opportunities.

More Info: Website and survey


State of Minnesota Careers

The state of Minnesota has job openings every day providing great benefits and career advancement. 

More Info: Website


Teachers on Call

Teachers on Call hires qualified substitute teachers, paraprofessionals and early childcare staff. They serve over 100 charter schools, 100 plus early childcare centers in the Twin Cities and 75 school districts in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Veterans with a four-year degree may qualify to teach; Teachers on Call will assist them in getting a short call license.

More Info: Website


Troops to Teachers

Troops to Teachers provides funds to recruit, prepare and support former members of the military services as teachers in high-poverty schools. Successful program candidates obtain certification or licensing as elementary school teachers, secondary school teachers, vocational or technical teachers and become highly qualified teachers.

More Info: Website


Troops to Trades

Troops to Trades provides opportunities to help veterans find careers in the plumbing, heating/cooling and electrical residential service industry.They offer all-expense paid training, including training for technicians, as well as customer service representatives.

More Info: Flyer


UnitedHealth Group Military Skills Translator

Define your military experience by adding your military occupational specialty (MOS) or branch, rating and other subspecialties, collateral duties, specialized training and schools. This translator will then convert your military experience and skillsets into civilian terminology.

More Info: Website


Veterans Job Bank

Provides a central source for veterans to locate job opportunities without having to visit multiple sites and is unique in that it provides users with the ability to define their search criteria by keyword, Military Occupational Code and location. Based on information provided, the National Resource Directory jobs-search engine finds a selection of job opportunities that have been posted or specifically tagged for veterans.

More Info: Website


Veteran Mentor Network

Join the Veteran Mentor Network (VMN) Group and discuss your transition and career plans in a community of veterans. The mission of the Veteran Mentor Network is to provide effective coaching, mentoring and advice to veterans.

More Info: Website



Volt Military Heroes Program

Reaches out to transitioning service members from all branches of the military to connect them with the best employment opportunities that Corporate America has to offer.

More Info: Flyer


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Last Updated on Thursday, 28 May 2015 11:13