Additional resources are available to some current or former members of the military. To find out how you might get additional support reaching your career goals, check out the following:
- Women who are current or former military members can get information about available education and career benefits from female-veteran-focused staff at the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs. The staff’s goal is to ensure that female veterans have equitable access to federal and state benefits and services and are treated with respect and dignity.
- Immediate family of current or former military members are eligible for benefits and protections, which can include hiring preferences, rights to time off for military activities, and career planning and training resources. To find out more, call 1-888-LinkVet (546-5838) or visit the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs family assistance webpages.
- Native American veterans can find out more about employment services, education assistance and other available benefits through the Tribal Veterans Service Officer initiative, which is a partnership with state and federal government agencies and the Minnesota Native American Nations.
- Veterans who have been involved with the criminal justice system may be eligible for special assistance, including help with career planning, information about rights for those with criminal records when seeking employment, potential options for clearing your record (criminal expungement) and more.
- Veterans who are looking for a civilian career may be eligible for free or reduced-rate hotel rooms when traveling for a career search through Hilton Honors.
- Current or former members of the military who need to talk about severe personal struggles, including career-related problems, can reach the Veterans Crisis Line online, at 1-800-273-8255 (press 1) or by texting 83825.
- For additional support connect with a Veterans Employment Representative