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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

5. Take advantage of the free Grow with Google scholarship! Deadline to register is June 30, 2023.

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


Texas Military Employment Preference

Senate Bill 1376, 88th Legislature, Regular Session, Section 657.002 requires State agencies to give military employment preference in employment and retention.

The following individuals qualify for a military employment preference:

  1. a veteran, including a veteran with a disability;
  2. a veteran’s surviving spouse who has not remarried;
  3. an orphan of a veteran if the veteran was killed while on active duty;
  4. the spouse of a member of the United States armed forces or Texas National Guard serving on active duty; and
  5. the spouse of a veteran if the spouse is the primary source of income for the household and the veteran has a total disability rating based either on having a service-connected disability with a disability rating of at least 70 percent or on individual unemployability.

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provides Veterans’ Preference data here.  Click on the link at FEDSHIREVETS to learn how eligible veterans’ preference is given in appointment over many other applicants.

Employers commit to hiring qualified veterans at 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  Veteran Hiring Strategies, 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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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Texas Veterans Commission Veterans Employment Services (TVC-VES)?

TVC-VES is a department within the Texas Veteran Commission that provides employment services and resources to veterans, transitioning service members, and their spouses.

Can TVC-VES help me with my VA benefits?

No, TVC-VES does not aid with VA benefits. However, we can refer you to other departments, resources, and organizations that can help.

What kind of employment services does TVC-VES offer?

TVC-VES offers a range of employment services including job placement, career counseling, skills assessment, resume and interview assistance, and training opportunities.

Who is eligible to receive services from TVC-VES?

Veterans, transitioning service members, and their spouses are eligible to receive services from TVC-VES.

Is there a cost for TVC-VES services?

No, TVC-VES services are free for eligible veterans, transitioning service members, and their spouses.

Can TVC-VES help me find a job outside of Texas?

No, please click here to find your local American Job Center to help with employment outside of Texas. 

What types of employers does TVC-VES work with?

TVC-VES works with a variety of employers including federal and state agencies, private companies, and non-profit organizations.

Can TVC-VES help me start my own business?

No, however, TVC-VES can refer veterans and their family members to other resources and support to start their own businesses, including entrepreneurship training and access to funding opportunities.

How can I contact TVC-VES for more information?

You can visit the TVC-VES website, call their toll-free number, or visit your local TVC office for more information.

Can TVC-VES provide me with a copy of my DD214?

No, The fastest way to obtain a copy is to submit your request via the NARA website at National Archives: Veterans’ Service Record .  Also, you can make your request via mail by sending in a Standard Form 180.  Standard Form 180 can be obtained from The National Archives website.