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Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)

For Employers - Veteran Readiness and Employment

Why Hire Veterans?

Veterans leave military service with a wealth of skills and professional experience. VR&E works to match Veterans with employers for successful careers, and offers incentives such as:

Salary Subsidies.

Through the on-the-job training program, VR&E subsidizes Veterans’ salaries so that employers pay an apprentice-level wage while training Veterans. As the Veteran progresses, the employer pays a larger portion of the Veteran’s salary, until the training program is completed and the employer is paying the full salary.

Assistive Technology.

VR&E can provide specialized tools, equipment, and workplace modifications to eligible Veterans, allowing them to perform their duties. These valuable services help Veterans without additional cost to employers.

Salary Reimbursement.

Through the Special Employer Incentive program, employers may receive an incentive to hire Veterans facing extraordinary obstacles to employment, which includes reimbursement of as much as 50 percent of the Veteran’s salary for up to six months.

Federal Tax Credit.

Non-Paid Work Experience Training.

The Non-Paid Work Experience program allows local, state, and federal government offices to temporarily employ a Veteran without having the position count against the agency’s full-time equivalent allocation. VR&E pays the Veteran a monthly subsistence allowance while he or she learns valuable work-related skills and experience.

VR&E can provide employers with information about other federal programs offering incentives to companies that employ Veterans.

eBenefits Employment Center 

The eBenefits Employment Center connects Veterans and their families with meaningful employment and career development opportunities. For more information about how you can partner with the eBenefits Employment Center, contact your VA Regional Office or visit eBenefits Employment Center.