Joining Forces is an initiative of the White House lead by Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden. Joining Forces seeks to “work hand in hand with the public and private sectors to ensure that service members, veterans, and their families have the tools they need to succeed throughout their lives”
One major aspect of this initiative is to connect veterans and their spouses to employment opportunities, career development and educational opportunities. It seeks to educate employers about the value of hiring veterans and reduce licensing, credentialing and other barriers veterans face to success. The Joining Forces website include Employment and Education sections that contain resources and information for veterans who are looking for work, intend to start a business or are planning on continuing their education.
If you are a resident of New York State, be sure to also check out their newly launched program to help Veterans obtain temporary employment at state agencies. The Veteran Temporary Hiring Program website provides veterans a valuable opportunity to gain experience, transferable skills and networking connections that can open up new employment opportunities to fulfill their career goals.