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Resources for Veterans Looking for Employment

Hire Minnesota's VeteransLooking for employment is a daunting task for anyone and it can be especially challenging for Veterans. Frequently, a Veteran's military training and experience does not easily translate to fit the requirements that a civilian company seeks. Additionally, there is an overwhelming amount of resources to help Veterans find employment. As a first step, MDVA partners with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) to support Veterans as they put their military skills to work in a new career. The three basic steps for every Veteran should include:

  1. Go to to explore career options, see how military skills transfer to in-demand civilian careers, set career goals, search thousands of open positions, connect online with a Veterans Employment Representative

  2. Visit a CareerForce location near you to receive one-to-one career counseling, get help researching occupations to see what’s right for you, attend helpful workshops and learn more about customized job search support
    1. Make sure you indicate that you are Veteran
    2. Veterans and eligible spouses are given priority over non-covered persons for the receipt of employment, training, and placement services
  3. Post your resume on
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