Military OneSource ~ VIDEO: Military OneSource, "Learn about our free, confidential services that provide support 24/7/365 to service members and their families, available online and by telephone." 800-342-9647 and connect 24/7;
Janene Felter - Montana Military OneSource Consultant / Contractor (406) 781-4986, email@example.com
Along with many other TA resources including TAP, TEAMS, US DOL & WF GPS
10 Organizations that Help Veterans Transition to Civilian Life
Financial Aid Guide for Military and Veterans: https://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/military/
Moral Injury & Spiritual ("Check-In" video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bzhkmKzA48
OIF/OEF/OND Transition Support ("Check-In" video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fq6VWXjSSk
Post 9/11 Transition & Case Mgmt ("Check-In" video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utts02goWS0
Tips/Resources for Helping Veterans with PTSD: https://onlinedegrees.bradley.edu/counseling/veterans-with-ptsd/
What is Readjustment Counseling ("Check-In" video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDhGeHomQJ0
Navigating civilian employment can be complicated for those accustomed to military norms. A warm intro, a friendly space, + repetitive exposure to a "new language and culture" can make all the difference. Monthly SkillBridgeConnect Meetups feature DoD providers.
A Guided Post-Combat Journal
Rich Nason is one of AARP Montana's volunteers (& friend), and he had this idea - he wants to save lives. He wrote “Bring Respect and Pride to Yourself for having Served Your Country” – it’s bound, about 50 pages, and includes Richard’s journal along with extra pages to start yours.
If you’re interested in receiving a copy, please contact Rich Nason, firstname.lastname@example.org
Apprenticeship & Skill Bridge ~ Urban Institute “Leveraging Veteran Talent in Registered Apprenticeship”
Recruiting Veterans and Transitioning Service Members into your Registered Apprenticeship Program: https://www.urban.org/recruiting-veterans-and-transitioning-service-members-your-registered-apprenticeship-program
Skill Bridge Program enables transitioning service members to spend their final 180 days of service transitioning to an apprenticeship program in the private sector: https://www.urban.org/recruiting-veterans-and-transitioning-service-members-your-registered-apprenticeship-program/how-find-qualified-veterans-and-transitioning-service-members
Financial resources available to support Veteran success as apprentices (VA / GI Bill, etc.) and resources for employers including Work Opportunity Tax Credits: https://www.urban.org/recruiting-veterans-and-transitioning-service-members-your-registered-apprenticeship-program/accessing-resources
US DOL: Apprenticeships connect employers with talented workers and offer paths to gain critical job skills. Counselors are available VIRTUALLY! Read more: https://blog.dol.gov/2020/06/22/apprenticeship-pilot-for-transitioning-service-members-will-boost-career-skills; Questions: ApprenticeshipPilot@serco-na.com
Questions: Urban Institute, email@example.com
Or visit www.dol.gov/apprenticeship
US DOL Veterans: https://www.veterans.gov/
BNSF – Transitioning Military Program
Looking for a company that values your experience as a military veteran? BNSF takes pride in the talent and diversity that our employees bring to the table. Learn how you can be a leader in our Mechanical or Engineering teams as an Experienced First Line Supervisor at http://ow.ly/j3r550HkBAy
Bridge My Return (BMR)
Open to military and Veteran spouses and caregivers to help them find meaningful employment. Work-from-home jobs are game-changing for military spouses, Veteran spouses and caregivers. Origin8, a tech startup, plans to hire up to 600 Veterans and spouses via the BMR platform; all from home with flexible hours.
CareerOneStop ~ Veteran and Military Transition Center
The Commit Foundation
280 West Kagy Blvd., Suite D 313, Bozeman, MT 59715
Bryan Canady video about transition challenges: https://vimeo.com/492172047
COMMIT has proven its ability to build powerful tools, pipelines, and cultures that empower our Nation’s finest in their transition out of uniform. The COMMIT Foundation’s mission is to help exceptional American service members and Veterans transition into successful roles and careers post-service.
Questions: (571) 306-1323, firstname.lastname@example.org
OR Sara -Director of Corporate Education & "Design a Veteran talent initiative" email@example.com
Corporate Gray ~ Military-Friendly Virtual Job Fairs
Providing military-experienced job seekers the opportunity to interview with employers nationwide via text and video chats. These events are open and free to all job seekers - Job seekers are required to register both on Corporate Gray Online and on eCareerFairs, the platform being used to host the virtual event. Registered candidates will receive training on eCareerFairs, the Virtual Job Fair Training Guide, and the Job Fair Employer Directory prior to the event. Sponsored by Corporate Gray, publisher of “The Military-to-Civilian Transition Guide” and “Social Media and Your Job Search.”
Questions: Carl Savino - Corporate Gray (703) 690-6381, firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Defense (DoD) ~ SkillBridge Program
Are you within 180 days of transition? Discover opportunities to participate in training and development with industry and employers who are seeking the high-quality skills that you bring to the table.
Employers ~ Catch talent entering the civilian labor force, AND help service members successfully transition! Through the SkillBridge program, you can tap into the expertise of transitioning service members by sponsoring internship and pre-apprenticeship opportunities through the SkillBridge Program.
Employer portal to sign up: https://lnkd.in/g9c3-Nz
DirectEmployers ~ NeedAJobNow
The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) and DirectEmployers Association launched “NeedAJobNow,” a job site dedicated to providing a centralized location for displaced workers to access employment opportunities from U.S. corporations with immediate hiring needs due to COVID-19.
Use this resource to support Veterans seeking employment.
EMPLOYERS ~ CREATE ACCOUNT: https://usnlx.com/secure/emplogin.asp
Questions: NVTI, email@example.com
Employer.gov ~ Veteran and Service Member Employment
American veterans bring valuable skills to the workplace ~ Learn how to hire and retain them!
Questions: 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365); TTY 1-877-889-5627
To support the journey between active duty service and rejoining the civilian community as a Veteran. Veterans are a national treasure, and communities across the country are eager for your arrival! Much like the military provides sponsors for PCS moves, we connect new Veterans with trained sponsors from their destination community to facilitate a smooth transition.
Get Results in Transition “GRIT”
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and IBM unveiled a new mobile application specifically designed to help veterans, reservists and other service members better understand and boost their mental fitness and overall well-being.
Questions: (888) 971-9770, firstname.lastname@example.org
Helmets to Hardhats Building & Construction Careers
Heroes Linked ~ Veterans Network for Success
Provides professional development resources for Veterans, military spouses and transitioning service members. By offering mentoring and other support, the goal is to enhance professional networks, promote professional growth and potentially expand career opportunities. Resume advice, networking tips and assistance with finding Veteran-friendly jobs are a few of the professional development tools the non-profit gives to those enrolled in the no-cost program. Other services include assistance with medical accommodation in the workplace and post-military security clearance.
Hilton Honors Program
Montana is part of this NASWA sponsored Hilton Honors Program along with 27 other states where Hilton™ provides up to 100,000 hotel points to eligible Transitioning Service Members, Veterans, Military Spouses, and other eligible persons to support needed travel for verifiable employment-related activities.
Questions: Nick Moschetti - State Veteran Coordinator, Montana Department of Labor & Industry (406) 444-1630, email@example.com
Hire Heroes USA
Questions: 844-634-1520, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hiring Our Heroes ~ US Chamber of Commerce Foundation
One of the most difficult tasks for Service-members transitioning to civilian life is becoming gainfully employed. Knowing where to start for one's job search can be frustrating. Programs such as Hiring Our Heroes, a nationwide initiative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is here to help Veterans, transitioning Service-members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities.
Resume Engine: https://www.resumeengine.org/
Vet Roadmap: https://www.vetroadmap.org/
Veteran Fellowship Program: https://www.hiringourheroes.org/fellowships/veteranfellows/
Questions: (202) 463-5807, email@example.com
Hope for the Warriors
HOPE FOR THE WARRIORS serves our country’s military and their families in all 50 states. Our headquarters are in Northern Virginia. We have representatives and offices across the country as we engage in outreach and activities from coast to coast. Comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources.
Questions: (877) 246-7349, firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Market Information (LMI)
Bureau of Labor Stats - Occupational Outlook Handbook http://www.bls.gov/OOH/
My Next Move for Veterans: https://www.mynextmove.org/vets/
Lone Survivor Foundation
Founded in 2010 by retired Navy SEAL and New York Times best-selling author Marcus Luttrell, LSF leads veterans & their families on a path to healing from combat trauma.
Contact: (936) 755-6075, email@example.com
Military - Civilian
We work to connect military veterans and their families seeking civilian jobs with companies who have open career opportunities (stateside or overseas).
Careers Directory: http://www.military-civilian.com
FREE to view, with no login required (You can submit your resume directly) Sign up for our Hot Jobs newsletter or RSS feeds to get all our job posts straight to your inbox, or join our Hot Jobs for Veterans and their Families group on LinkedIn at http://bit.ly/Military-Civilian.
Questions: Lucy Jensen, (310) 455-2002, firstname.lastname@example.org
Military Connection ~ 10 Reasons to Hire Veterans
Military and Family Readiness Coordinator - Missoula
Ronald W. Barker, LCSW, MAC, SAP - State Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Master Addiction Counselor, Substance Abuse Professional (406) 880-3275, email@example.com
Military OneSource ~ DoD program (Covers all branches of service)
CALL 800-342-9647 - 24/7 or
Access Member Connect: http://www.militaryonesource.mil/
Click MENU, “LOG IN” at the bottom of the page
REGISTER as Service Provider: Pick “DoD Service Provider” and for “Service,” pick “DoD Civilian” to get the broadest access.
FREE SERVICES: Job Seeker guidance, career counseling, resume assistance, emergency funds, tax consultations / software, retirement, military and family life counseling & support, confidential non-medical counseling, moving / housing, education & employment, online shopping benefits, legal assistance, adoption, etc.
Which GI Bill Is Best for You?
FREE tax services: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/-/miltax-free-tax-services-from-military-onesource
Questions: 800-342-9647 - Connect 24/7
Montana: Janene Felter - Consultant / Contractor (406) 781-4986, firstname.lastname@example.org
OR WY: Marc Hernandez 307-287-9473, email@example.com
Monster ~ Military Veteran Recruiting Solutions
Veteran Hiring Guide: How to Recruit and Retain America’s Best:
Montana Career Information System
Tips for online networking, applications, cover letters, resumes, interview tips, soft skills, disabilities / JAN, seniors, criminal records, and military transition assistance / joint service transcripts
Montana JCF Career Podcasts
Montana JCF Career and Transition Support Project Podcasts include conversations with service area leaders that enhance workforce development throughout the state.
My Employment Options ~ WORK AT HOME
For Job Seekers With Disabilities and Other Challenges ~ We Specialize in Work At Home Jobs!
Questions: 1-800-441-3114 ext 754
National Veterans’ Training Institute (NVTI)
Employment Resources: https://nvti.org/Resources/Employment-Resources
Assisting our nation's veterans secure quality, long-term employment.
Questions: (844) 423-8872, firstname.lastname@example.org
Off-Base Transition Training (OBTT) Pilot Program
specifically developed to target Veterans, Reserve Component (National Guard & Reserve Members) and their spouses.
OR Tom Finch - Montana State Director, US DOL VETS (Veterans' Employment and Training Service) (406) 447-3233, Finch.Thomas.L@dol.gov
Operation IMPACT (Injured Military Pursuing Assisted Career Transition) is a unique, award-winning diversity program within Northrop Grumman focused on assisting severely wounded service members as they transition from the military to a private-sector career. Please email Melanie Nicks at email@example.com with Operation Impact in the subject line of your email inquiry for application instructions.
Remote Job Seekers ~ Work from Home
Transition Assistance Program (TAP)
About 200,000 service members transition to civilian life each year. The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) provides information, resources, and tools to service members and their loved ones to help prepare for the move from military to civilian life.
US DOL – TAP: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/vets/programs/tap
Questions: Tom Finch - Montana State Director, US DOL VETS (Veterans' Employment and Training Service) (406) 447-3233, Finch.Thomas.L@dol.gov
9/2021 Tim Ingraham is the new TAP Advisor in Helena, “Reserve Component Transition Assistance Advisor (RCTAA) for Montana.” Questions: Sherry Rensberger (574) 279-5988, firstname.lastname@example.org
Transition Employment Assistance for Military Spouses (TEAMS)
Assist military spouses in their career endeavors with training on employment essentials, tailored to their unique circumstances.
Troops to Logistics “Troops2Logistics”
Welcome Veterans, Guard and Reserve Service-members! We look forward to assisting you with your next career in logistics. We are a military transitioning logistics career focused non-profit and our personalized services are at NO-COST to you. Our mentors and trainers can provide you with invaluable support in your logistics career journey!
Contact: Scot Snyder, President, Troops2Logistics (720) 684-7545, email@example.com
US DOL ~ U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS)
Veterans Education & Training Service: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/vets/programs
Personalized career assistance that helps prepare transitioning service members and their spouses for career success: Employment Navigator (EN) and Partnership Pilot (ENPP)
Questions: Tom Finch - Montana State Director, US DOL VETS (406) 447-3233, Finch.Thomas.L@dol.gov
Veterans: Create your FREE skills profile https://veterans.veteransascend.com/
“Web-based veteran employment system that changes the way employers find and hire veterans.”
*** Veterans ASCEND is kicking off a campaign to build a military spouse employment module to help military spouses connect with employers like we are doing for Veterans and separating servicemembers.
Questions: Nila Thompson, Veterans Outreach Advocate, (904) 325-7210, firstname.lastname@example.org
Provides a smooth process for America’s veterans as they transition from the military to their next career in the civilian sector.
Questions: (760) 445-3889
VetJobs ~ Salute to Industry Initiative
Every week we feature industry and employers looking to hire within the military and Veteran community. Take 15 minutes and listen in as we talk cybersecurity with the @SunSpecAlliance who represents over hundreds of employer members and offers Veteran Scholarships to help you get trained and get a job!
Questions: Sanford “Sandy” Artman, National Outreach Manager, VetJobs, CASY & MSCCN, (636) 248-0513, email@example.com
We empower enlisted military veterans and service members to successfully transition from the battlefield to the classroom as informed consumers of higher education with the confidence to complete rigorous undergraduate programs at top-tier schools.
Questions: (202) 796-8777, firstname.lastname@example.org
Which Way is Your Warrior Facing
Book available as a PDF and is free to all who work with, connected to, or are Veterans. It combines my first book (Which Way is Your Claymore Facing) and focuses on the complex demands around transitioning.
Workforce GPS ~ Resources for Military Spouses, American Job Center Staff, and Organizations that Support Spouses
Military Spouse License Recognition Resources
In recent years, most states have passed laws creating streamlined license recognition options for military spouses. The U.S. Department of Labor has created resources to help military spouses, organizations that support military spouses, and state agencies and licensing boards understand and take advantage of these laws.
On the Job (OJT) Training Toolkit
Pathway to Recovery Resources
Job Seeker and Business Customer Service Delivery; Labor Market Information; Partnerships & Planning; and System Infrastructure & Capacity:
Yellow Ribbon Events ~ MANG
Always trying to find resources for Montana National Guard soldiers. Based in Helena but more than happy to travel to meetings/events to get involved.
Contact Wyatt (406) 324-3128, C (406) 439-6705, email@example.com
Zippia ~ Transition
How To Transition From The Military To The Workforce ~ Skilled, hardworking Veterans often struggle to highlight their abilities and compete in the civilian job market. Our hope is by putting the best advice and resources together, we can make the job hunt just a bit easier.
Questions: Kristy Crane, Public Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org