Hire a Vet

Become a Certified Veteran-Friendly Employer

Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency Logo Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency will assist employers as they develop and improve their efforts to recruit and retain high-quality veteran candidates. Employers who meet the criteria will be publicly recognized and allowed to use the Gold, Silver or Bronze Michigan Veteran-Friendly Employer logo to market themselves to potential veteran applicants. 

Benefits of Hiring Veterans

Veterans can bring great qualities and benefits to your organization.

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Gold medal badge GOLD LEVEL
DTE Energy, GM, MDOT, Quicken Loans, Roush, Whirlpool

Silver medal badge SILVER LEVEL
Consumers Energy, FCA, Kellogg's, MSP, Verizon, and more.

Bronze medal badge BRONZE LEVEL
Beaumont Health, Herman Miller, Peckham Inc., Perrigo, and more.

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Certified veteran-friendly employers jobs posted on Pure Michigan Talent Connect now features a Flag Icon FLAG ICON to let veterans know you value Hiring them.  

Veterans Benefits and Services

Employment, Veterans Homes, Quality of Life, Education, Healthcare

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Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

MVAA Certified Veteran-Friendly Employers

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If your organization would like to be recognized as a Veteran-Friendly Employer, please review the criteria and fill out the Veteran-Friendly Employer Application and submit it.

For more information, email mvaastrategy@michigan.gov.

Hiring Veterans

When you employ veterans, you are employing a unique pool of employees who have demonstrated integrity, a commitment to excellence, a desire to do the best job possible and give you a clear edge on the competition. Veterans typically possess a level of training, maturity and discipline rare in the civilian workforce. Find out more about the great qualities and benefits that veterans can bring to your organization.

If you are looking to hire a veteran please contact a Business Solutions Representative at your local Michigan Works! Service Center. They offer a wide variety of tools and services to aid employers. Please visit www.michiganworks.org or call 1-800-285-WORKS (9675) to be automatically routed to the location nearest you.

Pure Michigan Talent Connect
Here’s your direct line to some of the best talent in the world. Search our extensive database of job seekers and find employees with the right skills and qualifications, view upcoming career fairs, tap into special services and more. Veterans may elect to make their Veteran status visible to employer searches. Veterans will be identifiable with a flag icon next to their names.

Michigan State Approving Agency (SAA)
Our programming can help employers find Veteran employee talent by gaining SAA approval (Apprenticeship/OJT).

Veterans Hiring Tool Kits

  • America's Heroes at Work – Veterans Hiring Toolkit
    The U.S. Department of Labor recognized that employers can sometimes find it difficult to navigate the plethora of Veterans hiring resources available to them. So, this Toolkit was developed to simplify the process and put valuable resources at your fingertips. It serves to pinpoint helpful tools and outline some important steps to take when designing a Veterans hiring initiative that works for your particular business.
  • Veteran Employment Leading Practices - Tools for Engaging Talent
    The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) and General Electric (GE) are partnering to empower our nation’s employers with the tools, strategies, and peer resources to adopt a collaborative and strategic approach to veteran employment. Select tools include best-in-class practices, processes, resources and programs positioned to increase employment opportunities for our nation’s veterans, contributed by those using them and curated by IVMF experts.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment. More information for employers is available from the State of Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency – WOTC Unit.

Job Fairs and Career Resources Fairs

Are you seeking to fill positions and considering the many benefits of hiring a veteran? Employers that conduct job fairs or participate in them can connect with skilled and talented veteran candidates. If you're interested in advertising a job fair, please visit our Job Fairs page, or contact a Business Solutions Representative at your local Michigan Works! Service Center. Please visit www.michiganworks.org or call 1-800-285-WORKS (9675) to be automatically routed to the location nearest you.

Michigan Works!

Connect locally with Michigan Works! Agencies to find skilled workers and access training opportunities to upgrade workers' skills.

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