• Mar 22, 2023
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Employer Toolkit, Resources, Special Tax Incentives

Visit the Employer page for employer toolkit resources and special employer incentives for hiring veterans.


Veteran Business Ideas (Commercial Capital Training): In addition to protecting our freedom at home and abroad, U.S. veterans are returning home and strengthening our economy. In fact, 10% of all small businesses in the United States are launched and run by veterans. This translates to over 6 million created jobs and over $1 trillion in annual domestic revenue. Additionally, veteran-owned businesses have a higher success rate than other startups, which is a reflection of training, discipline, and diverse skill sets. With that, we have put together a number of business resources for veterans to help them with their continued success back home.

Veteran's Guide to Starting a Business: Veterans play a huge role in lifting and sustaining our economy, owning approximately 9% of all small businesses and bringing in more than $1-trillion dollars in sales nationwide. Whether it's a well-planned and researched small business idea or a bigger plan to take your dream of starting your own business internationally, there are a variety of resources that can get you on the right path.

The National Chamber of Commerce rounded up the best resources and put together a guide to help veterans starting their own business. The guide helps you develop a step-by-step plan and also provides resources as well as answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Resources for Veteran-Owned Businesses: Veteran owned businesses employ approximately 5.8 million Americans, according to the United States Small Business Administration (SBA). For vets who are transitioning from military service to entrepreneurship, this article has useful links and resources that are helpful for veteran entrepreneurs. The Resources for Veteran-Owned Businesses article briefly covers; (1) generating business ideas, (2) impact of COVID-19 on veteran businesses, (3) writing a business plan, (4) finding funding, (5) franchising, (6) government contracts, (7) business education and training, (8) networking and mentorships, (9) disabled veterans resources, (10) additional resources.

Job Announcements

The Nevada Department of Veterans Services seeks to assist veterans, dependents, family members, and survivors in finding gainful employment. Click here for current job listings on the NDVS website.

Job Seeking Resources

Benefit Category: Federal and State

State of Nevada Veteran Employment Services, Benefits, and Additional Resources: Former Governor Brian Sandoval recommended, and the Legislature approved in 2015, the creation of a Veterans Coordinator position within the Division of Human Resource Management to help match Veterans with job opportunities at the State of Nevada. Click here to learn more about the Services, Benefits and/or Resources the State of Nevada has to offer.

Work for Warriors: Assisting veterans, service members, and their families in the employment process from start to finish to gain employment on track with their career goals. Work for Warriors assists with resumes, interview preparation, mock interviews, job placement, application assistance, and certifications, to enhance your career options

100,000 Jobs Mission: The 100,000 Jobs Mission began in 2011 as a coalition of eleven companies committed to hire 100,000 veterans by 2020. Since then, the coalition has grown to more than 160 companies that represent almost every industry in the American economy. Each company has committed to hire veterans, report their hiring number on a quarterly basis and share best practices. Together, the 100,000 Jobs Mission companies have already hired 161,752 veterans, exceeding the original goal earlier than planned. Building on this momentum, the 100,000 Jobs Mission has now doubled its commitment. In total, the companies plan to hire a total of 200,000 by 2020.

eBenefits Veterans Employment Center: Access tools and resources designed to help Veterans and transitioning Service members translate their military skills into new public or private sector careers. Learn how to identify your professional strengths, create and post résumés, achieve success in your next job, and more. Watch this tutorial to learn more about the Veterans Employment Center and how to use it.

Employment Assistance Guide for Homeless Veterans: This guide lists many resources for homeless veterans searching for employment. Homeless veterans have the same legal rights as all veterans to employment assistance, preferences in federal hiring practices, and eligibility for Departments of Veterans Affairs and Labor employment programs. However, homelessness presents unique challenges and potential obstacles.

Feds Hire VetsFeds Hire Vets is a website for Federal employment information for Veterans, transitioning military service members, their families, and Federal hiring officials.

G.I. Jobs: Our mission is to simplify the military transition experience using education and employment tools and resources to guide you to a successful career.

Homeless Veteran Supported Employment Program (HVSEP)Provides vocational assistance, job development and placement, and ongoing support to improve employment outcomes among homeless Veterans and Veterans at-risk of homelessness. Formerly homeless Veterans who have been trained as Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists (VRSs) provide these services.

Stars and Stripes Veteran Job Center: A dedicated job center that features employers who seek former military members.

U.S. Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Services (VETS): VETS serves America's veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights.

Virtual Job Scout 

Related Resource(s)

Google's Vets Resume Builder

USAJOBS: As a part of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), USAJOBS helps recruit, retain, and honor a world-class government workforce for the American people.

Rider University: Online's Military Skills Transition resource aims to assist veterans and active service members adjust to post-service life and translate their skills learned in service into those that will be helpful in the civilian workforceIt also lists resources for educational grants and tuition assistance, as well as veteran employment resources.

On-the-Job and Apprenticeship Programs

Benefit Category: Federal

What is On-the-Job Training?

On-the-Job Training (OJT) is training you receive while actually performing a job and earning wages, as well as receiving your G.I. Bill benefits. OJT programs normally range from six months to two years in length. Some examples of OJT are: Welder, Painter, Cook, Pressman, and Auto Mechanic.

What is Apprenticeship Training?

Apprenticeship Training is on-the-job training coupled with theoretical related instruction. You receive your G.I. Bill benefits while working full time and earning wages. Apprenticeship programs are normally from two to five years in length. Some examples of currently approved apprenticeship programs are: Carpenter, Electrician, Brick Layer, Asbestos Worker, Plumber, Iron Worker, Corrections Officer, Machinist, and Maintenance Mechanic.

State Apprenticeship Council

If you do not have a job, or if you are not working in the occupation you want, contact your local Job Service. The Veteran’s Employment Representative should be able to find an employer who can offer the kind of training you need to reach your occupational goal.

Related Resource(s)

On-the-Job and Apprenticeship Fact Sheet (PDF)

For more information about On-The-Job Training and Apprenticeships, click here: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/onthejob_apprenticeship.asp

Patriot Employer Program

The Patriot Employer Program provides your business with education and support to help fill your team with employees who've already proven to be successful. The program shows you where to find veterans, how to retain them, the tax credits available and other benefits to hiring men and women who have served our country. Veterans possess outstanding leadership and technical skills that make them an asset to any organization. Engaging this key talent pool benefits a company in measurable ways.

Enroll now by visiting: https://veterans.nv.gov/employers/patriot-employer-program/

Preference to Veteran-Owned Business

The VA’s Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE): As a part of the VA’s Veterans First Program, contract set-asides are available for Veteran Owned Small Businesses and Service Disabled Small Businesses; however, an applicant must be verified to qualify.  Verification is the process by which a Veteran is evaluated and determined eligible to be listed in the Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database.

The Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) is the office within VA that manages the verification process and verifies VOSB/SDVOSBs for inclusion in the VetBiz database.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) – Veteran Business Outreach Center Region IX: VBOC’s mission is to advance the growth and commercial competitiveness of veteran owned small business enterprises through education and services focusing on business development, technology deployment and e-commerce.

Federal Contracting set-asides: The Federal government is required by law to award 3% of the entire volume of contract awards to Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses. Federal contracting set-asides are managed through a web-based portal which allows vendors to review Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps).

Nevada State Purchasing System: Many businesses consider the idea of selling their products or services to the government much too complicated and overwhelming.  In today’s marketplace, the government could become your best customer.  The Nevada Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) helps simplify the process and cut through the red tape, connecting Nevada businesses with lucrative opportunities

Other Resources:


Veterans Advocacy and Support Team (VAST)

Veterans Service Officers – How We Can Help

NDVS offers VA accredited Veterans Service Officers (VSOs) for Nevada’s veteran community. VSOs connect veterans to benefits, and can help write and submit benefits claims to the Veterans Administration (VA). Once the claim is filed, they will help you track your claim through the system. VSOs can also assist with filing appeals for denied claims.

During the coronavirus closure of our offices, our direct line that is answered by one of the VSO supervisors is 702-830-2000.

Submit an inquiry online to the Veterans Advocacy and Support Team using the Ask a VSO online form.

For a list of VAST offices throughout Nevada, please visit: https://veterans.nv.gov/benefits-and-services/veterans-service-officers/

Veteran’s Guide to Starting a Business

Veteran's Guide to Starting a Business: Veterans play a huge role in lifting and sustaining our economy, owning approximately 9% of all small businesses and bringing in more than $1-trillion dollars in sales nationwide. Whether it's a well-planned and researched small business idea or a bigger plan to take your dream of starting your own business internationally, there are a variety of resources that can get you on the right path.

The National Chamber of Commerce rounded up the best resources and put together a guide to help veterans starting their own business. The guide helps you develop a step-by-step plan and also provides resources as well as answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Veterans Preference – Nevada

Benefit Category: Nevada

Read Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) regarding Veterans Preference – Nevada.

Rules for State Personnel Administration: State of Nevada Division of Human Resource Management Department of Administration

NRS 284.260 Preferences for veterans, certain surviving spouses and members of Nevada National Guard: Additional credits on examination.

VA - Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Service

Benefit Category: Federal

The Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Service program is authorized by Congress under title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 31. It is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program.


You may receive vocational rehabilitation and employment services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching. Other services may be provided to assist Veterans in starting their own businesses or independent living services for those who are severely disabled and unable to work in traditional employment.

VA's Education and Career Counseling program is a great opportunity for Service members and Veterans to get personalized counseling and support to help guide their career paths, ensure the most effective use of their VA benefits, and achieve their goals.

Volt Military Heroes

Benefit Category: Federal

The Volt Military Heroes Program is designed to provide returning American military service veterans with access to exceptional employment opportunities at some of America’s top corporations. The skills, experience, determination and motivation demonstrated by American service veterans are second to none and represent a natural match for American companies wishing to maintain their competitive edge in global markets.

For veterans returning to civilian life, this program offers a seamless transition back into American businesses. Organizations seeking the most talented, disciplined and productive professional resources will not find a better source for excellence than veteran U.S. servicemen and women.