Department of Veteran Affairs is one of the top companies hiring veterans

Elizabeth Howe
May 22, 2019 - 12:10 pm

Photo courtesy of VA.gov

Our Employer of the Week series features one company each week that has made a commitment to hiring and supporting veterans. This week’s employer is the Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs was recently named by Glassdoor as one of the top seven employers for veterans and family members. VA currently employs 123,608 veterans — more than 30 percent of their workforce. 

At VA, veteran employees can take advantage of tuition assistance and loan repayment programs. They can also find positions tailored specifically for veterans with healthcare skills through the Transitioning Military Program and take 36 to 49 days worth of paid time off per year–and that's just the beginning of the veteran programs, hiring initiatives, life benefits, and educational support available at VA. 

Career opportunities with VA include everything from health technicians to mental health providers to nurses to support staff.

"Great mission, incredible benefits, good work/life balance," a current VA employee told Glassdoor of the environment working at VA.

For more resources and information on opportunities, visit VA's veterans career page

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