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Resources for Relaunchers in the Military-Connected Community

AARP Veterans, Military & Their Families

The veterans and military section of AARP website offers a variety of articles and tools that may be helpful for a military family. You will find information on employment, financial resources, caregiving, and more.
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American Corporate Partners

ACP

American Corporate Partners (ACP) is a national nonprofit organization focused on helping returning veterans and active duty spouses find their next careers through one-on-one mentoring, networking and online career advice. More than 1 million veterans are expected to transition from the armed forces to civilian life over the next five years. ACP engages the American people in a unique volunteer opportunity to provide career guidance to returning military as they transition back into civilian life. We believe that the biggest issue facing our returning service members is not unemployment – it’s underemployment. ACP focuses on helping veterans and active duty spouses find meaningful employment opportunities and develop long-term careers.
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Blue Star Families

Blue Star Families was founded by military spouses in 2009 and is committed to strengthening military families by connecting them with their neighbors – individuals and organizations – to create vibrant communities of mutual support. We believe we're all stronger when we take care of one another.
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Bunker Labs

Bunker Labs provides community, programs, and courses to help military veterans and military spouses start and grow successful businesses and startups.
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Career Forward from Google and Hiring Our Heroes

Career Forward is a new learner-to-earner program that can help you level up your career for free. Gain industry-recognized skills through a Google Career Certificate in data analytics, IT support, project management, or user experience (UX) design. Then you’ll connect with ready-to-hire employers.
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Corporate America Supports You

CASY

CASY provides individualized employment services for transitioning service members and veterans. We work one-on-one with military-affiliated job seekers through all stages of the employment cycle.
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DoD SkillBridge

The DOD SkillBridge program is an opportunity for Service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific industry training, apprenticeships, or internships during the last 180 days of service. SkillBridge connects Service members with industry partners in real-world job experiences. For Service members SkillBridge provides an invaluable chance to work and learn in civilian career areas. For industry partners SkillBridge is an opportunity to access and leverage the world’s most highly trained and motivated workforce at no cost.
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eMentor

A cutting-edge online mentoring program for military personnel, veterans and military spouses. eMentor connects individuals for dynamic mentoring experiences that powerfully move them forward in their personal and professional lives. Designed to bridge the gap between organizations and job seekers, the eMentor Program offers support, trusted networking and success. eMentor puts veterans and military spouses in virtual touch with corporate and career mentors for guidance and support to assist in the specific challenges our Veterans and Military Spouses face today.
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Freedom Learning Group

FLG

FLG specializes in educational content development, instructional design, assessment writing, accessibility compliance, ADA accessibility, accuracy review, subject matter expertise, e-Learning, audio-video services, copy editing, and project management.
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Goldman Sachs Veterans Integration Program

The Goldman Sachs Veteran’s Integration Program provides candidates the opportunity to hone their skills, connect with mentors, and discover the range of opportunities available to them as a transitioning veteran. This one-year, specially curated experience will contain two core stages: professional development, skill building, and network growth; and online skill enhancement, mentor connectivity, and application guidance.
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Hire Heroes USA

Employment assistance is the #1 requested service from transitioning military members, and Hire Heroes USA provides that service to thousands each year. Through personalized service and support, we help veterans and military spouses get hired, and we help companies hire and retain them.
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HireMilitary

By partnering with trusted non-profits, sharing information and leveraging technology, HireMilitary is able to connect service members of all ranks with employers for: - DoD SkillBridge (Career Skills Program) training or internships - Employment via our proprietary job board & mobile apps - Tech-enabled hiring events (held on base) We are a nationwide network of passionate Veteran and industry leaders with one goal in mind: to decrease Veteran unemployment and underemployment by bringing employers and Transitioning Service Members together.
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Hiring Our Heroes

By partnering with trusted non-profits, sharing information and leveraging technology, HireMilitary is able to connect service members of all ranks with employers for: - DoD SkillBridge (Career Skills Program) training or internships - Employment via our proprietary job board & mobile apps - Tech-enabled hiring events (held on base) We are a nationwide network of passionate Veteran and industry leaders with one goal in mind: to decrease Veteran unemployment and underemployment by bringing employers and Transitioning Service Members together.
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Institute for Veterans and Military Families

IVMF

The IVMF at Syracuse University is higher education’s first interdisciplinary academic institute, singularly focused on advancing the post-service lives of the nation’s military veterans and their families to serve those who have served.
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Military Officers Association of America

MOAA

MOAA offers a range of resources for service members seeking to take the next step in their professional life. Whether you plan to enter the workforce or maximize your GI Bill benefits this resource is worth checking out.
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Military OneSource: Education & Employment

Whether you are a service member thinking about a college degree, a military spouse wanting to connect with a network of military-friendly employers or a parent hoping for a smooth school transition for your child, Military OneSource offers practical information and resources for pursuing education goals and achieving career aspirations. Take the next steps to make your education and career ambitions come true.
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Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce

Founded by military spouse entrepreneurs with over 30 years of collective experience in the nonprofit and for-profit world. Our team is committed to empowering and advocating on behalf of our nation’s military spouse business owners and budding entrepreneurs from Capitol Hill to communities across the United States. The goal is to ensure that all active duty and veteran military spouse business owners have the tools and resources they need to strengthen their families, communities, and our economy.
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Military Spouse Employment Partnership

MSEP

MSEP, a targeted recruitment and employment solution, creates employment connections that provide companies with direct access to military spouses seeking career opportunities and spouses with direct access to employers who are actively recruiting. MSEP currently has more than 500 partners, who have hired more than 180,000 military spouses.
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National Military Family Association Military Spouse Scholarships

NMFA

Since 2004, NMFA has cheered on military spouses by awarding scholarships to help pay for everything from GED’s to PhD’s, professional licenses and certifications, including re-licensure, business and entrepreneurial expenses, supervised clinical hours, continuing education courses, and more.
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National Military Spouse Network

The pre-eminent networking, mentoring and professional development organization committed to the education, empowerment and advancement of military spouses. NMSN creates a community of military spouse professionals, businesses, academics and media to share expertise and craft innovative solutions on both balancing a viable career with the military lifestyle and laying the foundation for a successful career post military life.
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Spouse Education and Career Opportunities

(MySECO) from Military OneSource

The Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program provides education and career guidance to military spouses worldwide and offers comprehensive resources and tools for all stages of your career progression.
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The Rosie Network

Inspired by WWII icon Rosie the Riveter and her ‘We Can Do It!’ attitude, The Rosie Network was founded by Military Spouse and Veteran entrepreneurs to EMPOWER, IMPACT, and ADVOCATE on behalf of our nation’s service members and spouses seeking the American Dream of small business ownership. We have been training and mentoring active-duty, veterans, and military spouses for 10 YEARS. While our network has grown, our core mission remains the same.
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U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service

This organization is focused on preparing America's veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses for meaningful careers. On the website you will find a variety of resources including virtual workshops, employment tools and information about interstate licensing for spouses.
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United States Department of Labor Military Spouse Interstate License Recognition Options

Generally speaking, licenses are state-specific. Some states offer “license reciprocity”. License reciprocity means that, if you already hold an active license in one U.S. state, you can apply for a license in your new state without taking all the state-required pre-licensing courses. These reciprocal agreements vary widely from state to state. It is the policy of the U.S. Department of Labor to reduce employment barriers and enhance career opportunities for military spouses.
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USO Spouse Career Resources and Networking Events

Through the creation of an individualized action plan, USO Transition Specialists collaborate with individuals to identify their personal and professional goals and build a roadmap to achieving them, while also identifying services and resources that are the best fit for their needs. This program offers support to service members up to 6 months after they have officially left service, providing them with resources well along their journey to civilian life. USO Transition Specialists provide these free services through one-on-one support (either virtually, or in person) and help military families create a plan for success now – and for the future.
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Veterans Entrepreneurship Program at University of Tennessee in Chattanooga

Now in its tenth year, the National Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP) offers a highly innovative immersion program built around hands-on learning, personalized interaction, and exposure to inspiring role models. Our mission is to foster the creation of successful, profitable ventures owned by veterans. A team of world-class faculty, distinguished entrepreneurs, and subject matter experts work with delegates, providing a challenging, interactive, and informative experience.
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Veterati

Veterati is an innovative mentorship platform that makes being a mentor and finding mentors effortless. Connecting job-seekers to mentors at scale is phase 1 of Veterati’s greater mission: to transform job search from a painful experience into an inspiring journey.
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Vets2Industry

Vets2Industry provides a free resource library for the military community – active, guard, reserve, veteran, military-spouse, dependent children, Blue-Star & Gold-Star Families, and caregivers – so they know which organizations provide free services and benefits. V2I also lists companies that have opportunities for veterans, those that have specific military hiring programs, those that are on the 100 Military Friendly companies list, and those that selflessly provide Fortune 500 mentors for a year to transitioning service members through their partnership with American Corporate Partners.
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