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Hire a Veteran

Employer resources (hire a vet)

YesVets is a statewide campaign that recognizes employers who hire veterans. If you want to learn how your company can become a proud member of this important effort to help those who’ve served, visit  Additionally, each November the Employment Security Department commissioner recognizes 12 employers across the state with the coveted Hire-a-Veteran award for outstanding efforts in hiring, retaining and celebrating veterans.  Lastly, the federal Department of Labor’s HIREVets Medallion Award honors companies for meeting pre-determined criteria in veteran hiring. For more information on these programs contact your local veterans employment representative.

The Department of Labor Employer Toolkit provides a step-by-step tool kit for businesses on how to enhance job opportunities for veterans. Additionally, the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation offers an easy-to-follow guide to assist employers in the recruitment, hiring, retention and engagement of military veterans.

Businesses interested in creating apprenticeship opportunities for veterans can get help starting a program through the Washington state Department of Labor & Industries.