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All employment services to veterans, eligible spouses and family members, and employers, including training, technical assistance, and direct services are offered free of charge.

Veterans Employment Services (VES)

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Veterans Employment Services 

Our mission is to provide veterans with significant barriers to job entry and other eligible persons access to long- term and meaningful employment.

The Texas Veterans Commission in partnership with the Texas Workforce Commission and the 28 Local Workforce Development Areas coordinate a comprehensive approach to helping veterans gain meaningful employment.


For Job Seekers

For Job Seekers

Veteran Career Advisors (VCA) provide individual career services to include job coaching, interview skills, and resume development.

Get started today!

1. Create a profile in the Work In Texas job portal.

2. Enter your zip code to find your Texas Workforce Solutions Center.

3. Click here to learn more about:

Veterans Preference

Priority of Service

Re-employment Benefits

Transferring Occupational Licenses

Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)

4. Discover opportunities in the Energy Industry

Join our team! Find employment opportunities on the Texas Veterans Commission Careers page.


Veterans Preference


The State of Texas is dedicated to hiring qualified veterans and their family members in achieving their employment goals. To assist state agencies, Texas Government Code Chapter 657 establishes guidance on Veteran’s Employment Preference. The following individuals qualify for a veteran’s employment preference:

a veteran, including a veteran with a disability

a veteran’s surviving spouse who has not remarried

an orphan of a veteran if the veteran was killed while on active duty


The US Department of Labor’s website provides Veterans’ Preference Information for federal government jobs as well as guidance and programs to help private businesses Hire a Veteran.


For Employers

Veteran Employer Liaisons (VEL) serve as a link between companies needing qualified Texas veterans who are seeking employment.
Let us help you build your team! Contact your local Texas Workforce Solutions Center.

The United States Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS) has developed the VETERANS HIRING TOOLKIT to assist and educate employers who have made the proactive decision to include transitioning service members, veterans and wounded warriors in their recruitment and hiring initiatives.

Additional Resources for Employers:

Work Opportunity Tax Credit
HIRE Vets Medallion Program
Hiring Managers Guide


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