Your transition from the military profession to a civilian job might be one of the toughest obstacles to overcome as you return home, however it is not insurmountable. There are many employers out there who are looking for your skills; the challenge is relating those skills in a manner that they can understand. VES Provides services to all Veterans that have significant barriers to employment, and works individually with them.

The Texas Veterans Commission takes a comprehensive approach through one-on-one job coaching, interview skills, and resume development. Utilizing local community resources, partnerships, and an action step plan to assist the veteran in gaining meaningful employment.


Assistance for Veterans

Employment services include:

  • Intensive services
  • Converting military occupation to civilian occupations for resume and job search
  • Job matching and referrals
  • Resume assistance
  • Employer outreach
  • Job search workshops
  • Vocational guidance
  • Labor market information
  • Referrals to training
  • Other supportive services

Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E)

You may receive Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching.

Veterans Employment Preference

Texas employers value your service to our country. Many employers recognize the skills and dedication that veterans bring to the workforce and therefore give employment preference to veterans when making hiring decisions. To help you connect with veteran-friendly employers, the Texas Veterans Commission and the Texas Workforce Commission have collaborated to create a list of private employers in Texas that have a policy for veteran employment preference.

Click here to view the list of private employers that have a policy for veteran employment preference.

Start Your Job Search

The first step is to register with and begin your job search.
Work in Texas logoThe website,, helps Texas veterans translate their military skills to jobs in the civilian world. The Military Occupation Code Crosswalk function allows veterans to enter the type of work they performed in the armed services and receive a list of civilian jobs that require those skills. The system also translates military occupation codes into skills employers are looking for in potential employees.