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Fact Sheet: Women Veterans (Department of Labor VETS Program)

Veterans with noncombat and combat military experience receive "priority of service" for all employment and training programs funded directly, in whole or in part, by the Department of Labor. These programs are operated by nearly 2,500 American Job Centers nationwide. The Veterans Employment Trainging Service (VET) offers intensive employment services to veterans with significant barriers to employment through the Jobs for Veterans State Grant Program (JVSG).

Fact Sheet: VETS Women Veteran Employment

External Website: Department of Labor Women Veterans

Jobs & Making Money: Federal Trade Commission "Don't Get Ripped Off" Tips

Don't get ripped off!  The Federal Trade Commission warns:  'If you're in the market for a job, an investment, or a business to run in your off-hours or as an encore career, there are some mighty convincing promoters out there who promise high returns, low risk, and 'golden' opportunities just waiting for the right buyer.'

External Website: Federal Trade Commission

Mentorship Opportunities

Taking advantage of mentorship opportunities may help build communication and relationship skills, enhance confidence, successfully tackle professional challenges, and improve job searches and resume writing.  These are some of the mentorship initiatives available to women with military service, spouses, and female military officer candidates.  

Joining Forces for Women Veterans and Military Spouses Mentoring Plus

Mentoring Women's Network

Women's Mentorship Network


Honor Courage Commitment, Inc.

On Equal Pay Day, Key Facts About the Gender Pay Gap (April 14, 2015)

"Equal Pay Day" according to Eileen Patten, "symbolizes how far into the new year the average American woman would have to work to earn what the average American man did in the previous year."  She examines the perspectives of women and men and the factors impacting their wages.

External Website: Pew Research Center

Women Veterans in the Workforce

For more statistics on women veterans in the labor force, visit:

Women Veterans in the Labor Force

Statistics on the general population of U.S. women in the labor force can be reviewed at: 

Women in the Labor Force

External Website: Department of Labor

Work Opportunity Tax Credit for Veteran Employers

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit offering an incentive for private sector businesses to hire individuals from eight targeted groups, which includes veterans, that have consistently faced significant barriers to employment. 

Department of Labor Veterans Hiring Toolkit

External Website: Department of Labor Work Opportunity Tax Credit