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Veterans

Employment resources

Veterans can enter their prior military experience and explore comparable civilian careers at My Next Move.

We’re proud to partner with the Department of Defense’s Military OneSource, which provides 24/7 access to support for military personnel and their spouses throughout their service and for up to 12 months after separation. Scroll through the site to view different categories of resources, including Education & Employment, Family & Relationships and more! 

Washington’s Veterans Military Crosswalk is an easy-to-use tool for translating your military skills to job openings in Washington state. Service men and women simply enter their current Military Occupation Code and the website finds jobs that match their skills and experience. The website also works on mobile devices.

Explore career opportunities working for Washington state as a civil servant.  Additionally, you can link your military specialty experience to current Washington state civil service positions with the convenient military skills translator tool.

Find out if an apprenticeship is right for you.

Veterans who think their employment opportunities under the Uniformed Service Employment & Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) have been violated can contact Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

For military spouses:

The Department of Labor website highlights available resources for military spouses, including licensure and credentialing laws, small business opportunities and much more.

The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs provides details on spouse and family member resources within Washington. 

The Washington State Military Family Leave Act allows spouses special leave consideration when their military member is tasked to deploy.

Washington’s major military installations also offer transition services for spouses and transitioning military: