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.

 

Start Your Job Search

The first step is to register with WorkInTexas.com and begin your job search.
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Translate your Military Skills Here

The website, work-in-texas-veterans.jobs, 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 forces 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.

Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) 

If you have a service-connected disability that limits your ability to work or prevents you from working, Veteran Readiness and Employment (formerly called Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment) can help. This program—also known as Chapter 31 or VR&E—helps you explore employment options and address training needs. In some cases, your family members may also qualify for certain benefits.

Eligibility

Find out if you can get VR&E benefits and services as a service member or Veteran.

How to apply

Find out how to apply for VR&E benefits and services as a service member or Veteran.

For further information please call Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-800-827-1000 and ask for the Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) Division 

Assistance for Veterans

Employment services include:

  • Individualized career services
  • Job Coaching
  • Virtual Job Fair preparation
  • Converting military skills to civilian workforce experience
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Resume Assistance
  • State and Federal Application Guidance

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.