Military Job Seekers

The V3 Program classifies Military Job Seekers as a:

  • Transitioning service member
  • Veteran of the US military
  • Serving or retired member of the National Guard or Reserves?

Through the V3 Program, hundreds of companies throughout the Commonwealth have made public commitments to recruit, hire, and retain you!

These companies know the Value of your military experience and service, and how they can invest in that experience to improve business performance.

Virginia now ranks #1 in the nation in the percentage of Veterans working full-time. As more and more companies realize that hiring candidates like you is a good business decision, Virginia’s Veteran employment situation continues to improve.

The V3 Program works with hundreds of companies and dozens of other partners throughout the commonwealth to increase awareness of military service members’ knowledge, skills, and abilities. A few of those resources are outlined below:

V3 Companies

V3-Seal-OnlyThe first place you should start is by seeing which companies have made public commitments to the Commonwealth of Virginia to hire Veterans.

The table of V3 companies not only shows which companies here in Virginia have joined, but can also be sorted by location, industry, and number of jobs pledged / hires reported. An indication of certification is listed to the left of each company, indicating how successful each company has been in this program.

Most importantly, each company has a point of contact associated with it. After researching the company and career opportunities, you may want to reach out to the company’s V3 point of contact and make that personal connection.


Virginia Transition Assistance Program (VTAP)

VTAPRecognizing that transition from military service is not complete on the date of your discharge, the Virginia Transition Assistance Program (VTAP) is designed to provide transition resources and assistance to veterans who now call Virginia home. VTAP assists transitioning veterans connect with employment, education, entrepreneurial, and supportive services, and helps educate participating veterans and veteran services providers on available resources and opportunities.

Contact Alison Foster, VTAP Manager, at


Virginia Employment Commission

Veterans from all periods of military service are eligible for job referral, job training and job placement assistance through the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC). Veterans may access these employment services through a statewide network of VEC Local offices. We also work with those that are currently transitioning out of the military.  If you would like to know more about Virginia’s Veteran Program or our partnerships, please contact Robert Walker, Veteran Program Manager, at


Northern Virginia Technology Council Veterans Employment Initiative

Through the Veterans Employment initiative, NVTC will provide tools and resources to match veterans with jobs, internships, mentorships and certifications, while also providing support to member companies in their efforts to hire, train and retain qualified veteran employees. In tandem, NVTC is collaborating with state and federal policymakers to expedite legislative and/or regulatory action that enhances companies’ ability to hire and train veterans on any federal contract.

NVTC provides value by connecting, growing, educating and advocating for the innovative and entrepreneurial technology community in Northern Virginia and the greater region.


Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve

The Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee’s military commitment. Together with Headquarters ESGR staff and a small cadre of support staff, Virginia volunteers work to promote and enhance employer support for military service in the Guard and Reserve.

ESGR has served our country for more than 40 years, fostering a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. These citizen warriors could not defend and protect us at home and abroad without the continued promise of meaningful civilian employment for themselves and their families.


GI Bill® On-The-Job Training and Apprenticeship Programs

 Advance your employment prospects by learning a trade or skill through participation in DVA’s on-the-job training or apprenticeships. These programs typically involve entering into a training contract for a specific period of time with an employer or union. At the end of the training period, a job certification is issued or journeyman status achieved. Most Veterans receive a salary from the employer or union during training. As your skills increase, so may your salary. GI Bill payments are issued monthly after VA receives certification of hours worked from your employer or union.

Please visit the Virginia State Approving Agency (SAA) Approved Facilities List or contact the SAA at 804-786-0571 for more information.