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Employment Opportunites

American Job Center ~ Job Service Missoula, 539 S. 3rd St., Missoula is OPEN MTuThF 8am – 5pm, Wed 11am – 5pm

​​​Montana Department of Labor & Industry, "The VSN's Employment Services Leader"

Appointments are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED! Call (406) 728-7060 or


Job seekers: Get one on one assistance with supportive employment, resumes, interviewing, and job search!

​*** Veterans receive Priority of Service for all DLI employment & training opportunities!

​HAMILTON: Human Resource Council, 303 North 3rd St., Hamilton MONDAY & THURSDAY 8am – 5pm

​*** Interviewing ~ STAR method of Behavioral Interviewing: If you prefer an in-person training, call the Job Service and ask to schedule a “mock interview”!

*** RESUMES ~ FREE Veteran Resume Builders (Scroll down to "RESUME" in employer section below)

*** Apprenticeships ~ Montana DLI:
Decide on occupation; prepare a cover letter, resume, schedule a mock interview; contact potential employers.

Employer questions: Amber Lamb - Equity & Diversity Coordinator (Missoula (406) 218-7487),

​*** Veterans: WEAMS (VA approved apprenticeship programs - click on the drop down, go to apprenticeships, and search by state):

Questions: Daryl Lee,

​​*** Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP): If you have a service connected disability or Significant Barriers to Employment (SBE), please ask for a “one on one” with Workforce Consultant. They will provide core services (PRIORITY OF SERVICE for Veterans), complete a “Veteran Screening Form,” and if appropriate, refer you to the

Missoula DVOP (Shannon,

*** Other offices w/a DVOP:

Billings (406) 652-3080, (DVOP Dan,

Bozeman (406) 582-9200, (DVOP: David,

Butte (406) 494-0300, (DVOP

Great Falls (406) 791-5800, (DVOP &

STATEWIDE LVER: Local Veterans Employment Rep,

Helena (406) 447-3200, (DVOP: Don,

Kalispell (406) 758-6200, (DVOP

Polson (406) 883-7880, (DVOP Ian,

*** Subsidized Employment & Education Pays (SEP) JS - Pathways (Help with family stability, employ-ability, and financial security. Services include education & training; Coaching, mentoring, and client advocacy; Supportive service funds; And, work readiness training (Must be at or below 200% of federal poverty: Contact: Michael Sanders, US Army Veteran & SEP Coordinator (406) 218-7446,  

*** WIOA Programs (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) ~ Adult, Youth, and Dislocated Worker: Call 728-7060 & ask for a "Programs Specialist"


​​****** EMPLOYERS ~ Business Services:

Montana’s Minimum Wage - Download poster:

​American Rescue Plan Act 2021 (ARPA):

​Incumbent Worker Training (IWT):

& Federal Bonding:

Questions (IWT & Fed Bonding): Michelle Robinson, (406) 444-3351,

The EEOC “Know your Rights” poster (required to be posted by employers):

Labor Law ~ Required Posters:


EEOC poster:


Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER) ~ Leading an increased focus of hiring and retaining Veterans who bring a special skill-set to the workforce. Contact: Justin,

Subsidized Training Employment Program (STEP): Up to 4 mo. paid training; Pays up to 40 hrs/wk of employees’ wages; 100% gross wage reimbursement; Contact Mike (406) 329-1279,

Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC reauthorized through 12/31/25):

Contact: Christy (406) 444-9046, (800) 726-0615,

HIRE Vets Medallion Award

US DOL is accepting applications to recognize employers that meet standards for excellence in recruiting,

hiring and retaining Veterans:

Questions: Tom Finch, US DOL VETS (406) 447-3233,


Questions: Nick - State Veteran Coordinator (406) 444-1630,

US DOL ~ Workforce Development Solutions:

Apprenticeship ~ US DOL Quick Start Toolkit

​Out of State?

Find an American Job Center (AJC) near you:

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*** US DOL VETS ~ Why Hiring a Veteran Makes Sense:

2B’s Carpentry & Construction ~ Victor

Seeking laborers and carpenters ($15/hr) - willing to train (Must be available full-time w/reliable transportation). She would really like to hire Veterans!

Contact: Amanda Burnett 406-207-0469,

AARP ~ Veterans & Military Spouses Job Center:

To help those who served gain an edge in their job search and career transitions. There are also resources for resume creation and resume advisor, interview skills, advice and information on starting your own business.

Questions: Jim Higgins - Montana Veteran (406) 291-0356,

Accelerate MT – Recruitment Coordinators:

Questions: Tom Gallagher – DEAN,

Agriculture ~ SEE "Farming" below

VA blog 7/2022:

Air Force Civilian Service (AFCS):

Working shoulder to shoulder, we support and sustain the United States Air Force. Its aircraft. Its facilities. Its infrastructure. Its systems. And all 300,000 active duty Airmen.

Questions: (800) 525-0102 or through DSN 665-0102, or 210-565-0102, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Or, Dr. James (Wes) Venters, Air Force Civilian Service (AFCS), AFPC Talent Acquisition, Campus Liaison, COMM: 210-565-3946; DSN: 665-3946,

ALPS Corporation:

We want to hire Veterans!

Questions: Liesel Brink, PHR, SHRM-CP | HR Generalist 406.523.3857,

AMAZON – Military Program:

Jump-start your post-military career with a company that values your service and invests in your future.

Questions: Zach Schultz,

American Corporate Partners (ACP):

Mentors help guide Veterans toward great jobs—and the right jobs!

Questions: (212) 752-0700,

American Red Cross:


Services for Veterans:

Transportation Specialists (blood delivery routes in Montana) from Missoula to surrounding towns (Plains, Superior, Salmon) or longer drives to Great Falls. Volunteers use Red Cross vehicles, are reimbursed for a meal while on shift and can have a navigator ride along with them.

It would be impossible to fulfill our organizational mission without our 300,000+ volunteers each year. Red Cross Volunteers  Online search of volunteer opportunities:

Questions: Jenney Sudbury, Talent Acquisition Advisor, (801) 892-4005,

OR - LOCAL: Gini Kay | Recruitment Specialist, Volunteer Services, American Red Cross of Idaho & Montana, (406) 493-8778,

​AmeriCorps ~ Montana Campus Compact:

University of Montana, DHC #020, 32 Campus Dr., Missoula

AmeriCorps & US DOL VETS “A Partnership for You” AmeriCorps’ Mary Tobin - Senior Advisor for Wounded Warrior, Veteran, and Military Family Initiatives; DOL VETS’ John Savage discuss the AmeriCorps and U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS) programs and explore how Veteran Service Providers can partner with AmeriCorps and DOL VETS to improve and enrich the services they provide Veterans (recording):

Questions: Dannette Fadness, BS, BA, MPA - AmeriCorps Manager, Montana Campus Compact, Davidson Honors College – University of Montana (406) 243-5181,

Or, Montana Campus Compact, University of Montana, DHC #020, 32 Campus Dr., Missoula, (406) 243-5177

Apex Systems:

Apex makes it a priority to connect with and recruit Veterans and service members to provide them opportunities to utilize their technical skills as a civilian. Military Friendly Designation

Questions: Greg Gilbert, Sr. Professional Recruiter, San Diego, (619) 757-1646, 

Applied Materials:

Nick (Kalispell DVOP,, “company here in Kalispell that is looking for Veterans! I’ve placed three in the last six months and all still very much enjoy the company. Wages are good to excellent, healthcare, 401K, etc.” (2017) Questions:


Ben Ortiz is a Navy Vet and connected on LinkedIn – “we excel in hiring Vets!” Let him know if you have questions! (414) 688-3333, or via LinkedIn:

AWARE, Inc.:

VSN Leadership spoke to a Veteran who works for AWARE, and he likes it because of they offer flexibility and military reserve training leave/pay. Statewide, community-based support for people with mental health and/or developmental disabilities. Questions: Jen Wilburn – Director of Services (406) 563-8117,

Big Sky SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management):

Big Sky SHRM strives to serve HR professionals and advance the Human Resources profession. The Big Sky SHRM Chapter is proud to be a local affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world's largest HR organization.

Questions: (406) 721-8992 or

President: Sherrie Sorenson,

Bitterroot Tool & Machine ~ Stevensville:

“They like to hire Veterans!” Send cover letter and resume to Randy Jones, Owner:

Blackfeet Manpower:

Known as a “Nit-Sit-Tah-Poh-Tahk-Kaaks” Working Friends One-Stop Center helps increase employability of those living within or near the boundaries of the Blackfeet Reservation.

Questions: Leo Pollock, USMC Veteran & Blackfeet Veterans Alliance Administrator (406) 338-2111/3821,

Black Knight Security:

Seeking qualified Veterans for their Armed Security positions. Former law enforcement, military or security experience preferred. Must be eligible to be licensed through the State of Montana to carry a weapon. Will conduct background check and drug testing.


OR Victor (406) 493-0806,

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

ALL Careers - APPLY:


Bretz RV:

Has helped Veterans w/emergency needs and posts on Veteran Job Banks to hire Veterans.

Questions: 4800 Grant Creek Rd, Missoula (406) 541-4800

Cabela’s ~ Bass Pro:

Cabela's has been a huge supporter of the VSN's annual Heroes at Home evenet and loves hiring Veterans!

Questions: Cabela’s – Missoula (406) 529-6000

Career OneStop & Workforce GPS:

Information on the job market, employment & training programs, grants, legislation, technical assistance, and various other publications and articles.

Questions: WorkforceGPS (888) 848-3696,

Chamber of Commerce:

Business Directory:

Champion Business & Honorable Comfort Corps:

The mission of Champion Business Services is to provide staffing resources that will meet the needs of government agencies and to become the leading provider of jobs for Veterans.

Honorable Comfort Corps:

HCC was created by an Army Strong Disabled Veteran (now deceased) and his spouse, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established in 2017, and is run 100% by veterans and spouses of every military branch.

Contact: Carol E McCallister, President/Owner, Champion Business Services (303) 873-9147,

City & County Positions

City of Missoula:

Questions: Kara Cook - Classified Technician, Administration Building A (MCPS) 909 South Ave W. (406) 728-2400 Ext. 1039,

Clearwater Credit Union:

We want to hire Veterans!

Questions: Alona, or call (406) 523-3300

Cognizant ~ Advanced Technology Group (ATG):

Cognizant is a global leader in a vast range of IT services that include but are not limited to: digital technology, healthcare, consulting and operational services.

Questions: Meagan Damrow – ATG Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist (406) 205-4899,

Compliance Monitoring Systems:

Jake (ARMY Veteran), “We absolutely love hiring Veterans!”

Questions: Jake Henry, Program Manager (406) 529-1789,

​​Corporate Gray:

A longtime advocate for military veterans in career transition, my team and I have the privilege of helping the men and women who have served in our nation's Armed Forces connect with employers!

Questions: Carl Savino, Corporate Gray, (703) 690-6381,

CVS Health & Walgreens HERO Program:

40% Tuition Discount ~ Apply online for Shift Lead or Assistant Store Manager Trainee (ASMT). We know that hiring a military veteran is one of the best decisions we can make. You’re proven leaders, quick learners, team players, and you know how to get the job done and motivate others with passion and pride.

Questions: (866) 967-5492,

OR Sarah McMullen - CVS Military Program Manager, Talent Acquisition 585-747-6264,

DoD SkillBridge:

SkillBridge places military members in work opportunities during their last 180 days of military service to gain valuable skills training and experience, and potentially a long-term job opportunity if the organization decides to hire them when the program is complete. SkillBridge can also be a valuable workforce resource for employers.

Connect w/Matt on LinkedIn:

​Department of Homeland Security (DHS):

DHS offers a NEW virtual event platform for Transitioning Service Members, Guard / Reserve, Veterans and Military Spouses to your respective states’ military community.

Hiring Our Heroes:

Allows our military community to engage in world-class career online curriculum taught by subject matter experts, along with a library of pre-recorded sessions, available 24/7. To participate in an upcoming training session, view, and register:

*** For more information on career opportunities at DHS, please visit or contact

Questions: Cara Cooke (Capt, USAF, vet), Senior Manager, Veteran Programs, Hiring Our Heroes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation,

Or, Diane B. Anderson, EEO Officer, Privacy and Diversity Office (PDO), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Seattle), (206) 370-3765,

Department of Transportation:

Offers New Resource to Help Military Reservists and Servicemembers Find Jobs in the Trucking Industry. To learn more about the Under 21 Pilot Program and how to apply:

For complete information on USDOT's programs to help veterans transition into civilian careers, visit:


Competitive compensation including benefit package (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Tuition reimbursement, Career advancement opportunities, FREE DIRECTV Premier Package). Onsite Facilities – gym, locker rooms, climbing wall,  game room, theatre; Option to work from home (after approx 1 mo. Trng & 90 days onsite)  

Questions: Karen Griebel,

Disabled American Veterans (DAV):

Keeping Our Promise to America’s Veterans! Montanans, please contact Charles (406) 495-2089

DOYLES ~ Sheehan Majestic:

We want to hire Veterans!

Questions: Justin Galiher (406) 543-5100 Extension 8315 or visit 6681 Kestrel Dr., Missoula (800) 522-7248

EasterSeals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain Inc.:

  • SCSEP is a program that offers paid individualized training and job placement services for those age 55 and older. Participants gain the experience and skills they need to stay active, supplement their income and contribute to their communities, while the workforce gains a pool of highly motivated, reliable workers with useful skills and valuable life experience.

  • Easterseals Military & Veteran Services ~ We connect Veterans to meaningful employment and provide access to Education, Health, Wellness, and Family Support Services. Questions: (513) 240-6897,

Questions: Bob Davis, Employment Specialist (406) 493-2408,

OR Patti Nolan (406) 830-0599,

Elite One Source:

I would like to start an initiative at my company to bring Veterans on board! Production team members enjoy 3 Day weekends! Wages start at $18/hr with full benefits.

Questions: Shonna Rhein - HR Manager, 1001 South 3rd St. West, Missoula (406) 273-5493,

Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR):

Must provide military leave for em­ployees with military service obligations, such as those who serve in the National Guard and military reserves, and reemploy them when the duty is over. READ MORE:


Questions: Hotline (800) 336-4590 24/7 or email

ENTREPRENEURS - SEE "VOB" PAGE (Veteran Owned Business resources)

eQuest Compliance Support:

These jobs are posted by federal contractors that request Priority Protected Veteran Referrals, EOE -Veteran /Disabled/Minority/AA/F/M/SO.

Questions: OR visit eQuest Compliance:

Family Heritage – Global Life (Torchmark):

Randy Spoon, USMC Veteran and representative from Family Heritage would like to offer Veterans / service members a career opportunity. You have to pay for the initial instruction to pass the insurance exam; however, they pay for the training in Dallas (1 week, “National Sales Academy”).  

TO APPLY: Contact Randy at (406) 529-1805 or email resume to


Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI):

You will focus on cybercrime, counterintelligence, counterterrorism and other major threats to our national security. It’s time to bring your courage, your individuality and your deep sense of purpose to the FBI.


Questions: FBI (202) 324-3000; LOCAL – Ask for FBI rep at Missoula PD (406) 549-7696 or (406) 549-0266



Search “Missoula” (without keyword search): And, for help with your federal resume, visit: OR


Darcy, “We currently are offering an increase in the hourly pay rate that we would like to advertise.” ($16.15 to start w/increases)

Questions: Darcy Hadley | Talent Acquisition Coordinator | FedEx Ground | 406-655-6351 | |

FirstStudent ~ PT Drivers

Driving part-time (minimum 20 hours a week) for us paves the way to many other job opportunities locally & company wide ~ Veterans do well w/us! We pay for ALL TRAINING: CDL Written Exam; Classroom training, behind the wheel training & we pay for their DOT Physical/Medical Card, CDL Exam, etc. $3,000 Sign-On Bonus for non-CDL drivers & a $4,000 Sign-On Bonus for CDL Drivers! $20.25-21.25 an hour, guaranteed 20 hours a week!

Questions: Teresa Lewis Watts - Field Recruiter, FirstStudent 406-579-0314,

Fisher Industries - Fisher Sand & Gravel in Livingston:

We are a federal contractor with a strong commitment to affirmative action and equal employment opportunity. We offer a welcoming and inclusive environment that attracts people of diverse backgrounds and abilities, and encourage individuals with disabilities, veterans, women, and minority applicants.

Questions: Samantha,

FOREST SERVICE ~ USDA Northern Region:

Search Job Openings:



** GET HELP with YOUR RESUME and/or APPLICATION: Schedule time to visit with Amber! Ask questions re: jobs with the Forest Service, career advice, help with applying for jobs on USAJOBS, help with your resume, other questions about applying or finding jobs, etc. If you have a resume, please email it to BEFORE your scheduled appointment (She will call you at the scheduled time using the phone number you provide in the booking): 

  • LEAD FORWARD PROGRAM. Rocky 12/2021, “If you have any eligible Veterans, we are hiring all over Montana for VRA!” Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA) is an excepted authority that allows agencies, to appoint eligible Veterans without competition:; If you are in receipt of a campaign badge for service during a war or in a campaign or expedition; OR are a disabled Veteran; OR are in receipt of an Armed forces Service Medal for participation in a military operation; OR are a recently separated Veteran (within the last 3 years); AND separated under honorable conditions (this means an honorable or general discharge), you are VRA eligible. APPLY: Email resume to the Lead Forward Coordinator - Dan Cottrell (406) 329-4897 or (847) 217-6692,; Questions: Stephen “Rocky” Soto - Missoula Aerial Depot (fire) (619) 416-9237,

  • Bitterroot / Missoula: Contact Ed,

  • Butte Ranger District: Contact Dave Scherbel (406) 925-2900,

  • Trapper Creek Job Corps – Questions: Gary Mitchell, Disability Coordinator 406-821-2103, OR Brian Shay (406) 821-2130,

  • VA for VETS - Veteran Employment Services Office (VESO): Questions:

  • VetsWork GreenCorps Interns (Oregon)

  • UPDATE for OR 2/2022 - Sam, “Summer job opportunities for Veterans” APPLY: Request job description including VRA hiring info from Samuel Bowen - Assistant Foreman, Umatilla Veteran Crew, (541) 427-5383,

The Forest Service is hiring Veterans for forestry technicians across the nation. Jobs are available in a variety of exciting and rewarding locations.  Work in the outdoors to gain expertise in managing growth of different types of trees and other vegetation. Forestry Techs are skilled in planting, removing or caring for trees, while considering how a forest may develop over long time frames. From planting seedlings to inspecting a contractor’s work, forestry technicians provide technical and professional expertise for evaluation the health of our forests.


Questions: US Army TAP (800) 325-4715 OR USDA FS Recruiter, or TEXT USFSR8 to 22828

G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc. ~ Security Positions:

Promoting employment opportunities for females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, Veterans, disabled Veterans, recently separated Veterans, active duty wartime or campaign badge Veterans, or Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans. 

Questions: Shelly Sloas, G4S Shared Services Specialist, (307) 266-2774,

Garden City Plumbing & Heating:

Veterans interested in the Registered Apprenticeship Program at GCPH should contact Marcie Kessler,

G.I. Jobs:

Founded by Veterans, G.I. Jobs continues its service to connect the military community to civilian opportunity. Job boardsjob fairs, a monthly print and digital magazine, and other resources – all free to service members, Veterans and their families.


GMA Garnet Mine ~ Alder:

Looking to bolster their workforce by hiring Veterans. "This is a global company with outstanding benefits, pay and culture. HR was able to supply me with great job descriptions, the physical requirements and qualifications for the positions.”

Questions: Todd Dahlman – GM,

The Goodman Group:

Tyra & Jerelyn are based out of Missoula, and have availability to be the “boots on the ground” contact representing our facilities & opportunities (Discovery in Hamilton, Riverside, Village Senior Residence and Village Healthcare in Missoula). 

PAID TRAINING: CNA training is 2 weeks long, and trainees are paid $16 per hour.

Questions: Tyra Erickson - Recruiting Coordinator, and Jerelyn Botkin - Regional HR Director for MT, OR, & WA,

Google Military ~ GROW w/GOOGLE:

FREE access for Veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses to the skills and career support they need to get great jobs!

Grow with Google – 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. No degree or relevant experience required:

Jobs for Veterans:

Questions: Hiring Our Heroes,

LOCAL: Chery Sabol – Montana DLI Program Manager,

Grizzly Disposal & Recycling:

Veteran owned 2person company offering affordable garbage and recycling services HIRING Veterans (they also offer Veterans a 5% discount on their services!)

Questions: (406) 541-7171,

​Ground Rigging ~ Veteran Owned Business (VOB):

Helping Veterans get great paying jobs ($40-50K per year, part time). Ground riggers assist "UP" riggers assembling temporary suspension structures to support performance equipment (indoor and outdoor for concerts, public speaking events, etc.)

Questions: Glenn Gordon, GG ENTERTAINMENT Ground rigging 101, Cell (678) 698-7776,


Healthcare remains one of Montana’s largest employing industries, with over 73,000 payroll employees (nursing assistants, accountants, medical coders, janitors, and physicians) - ARTICLE:


Hiller Companies ~ Fire Protection & Security Solutions:

Recruiting and Onboarding Specialist for The Hiller Companies, Inc.  The company has a location in Missoula and is very interested in hiring veterans for technician and other roles!

Questions: Lisa Hylton Costa - Recruiting & Onboarding Specialist (251) 661-1275, C (251) 281-7151,

Hillyard, Inc.:

We supply everything but the janitor! Cleaning products serving MT since 1973 (VETcentral: seeking Field Tech)

Questions: (406) 587-5012,


We have a number of great jobs for Veterans and military spouses nationwide!

Questions: Jonathan Wells – Corporate Recruiter (904) 933-4076,

HIRE Military:

HireMilitary’s team includes Veterans and military spouses who have successfully transitioned, so they speak the language and know what goes into finding a job after the military.


​HIRE VETS Medallion Program:

U.S. Department of Labor - To recognizes employer efforts to recruit, employ, and retain Veterans! Application / Eligibility Questions: Randall Smith (202) 693-4745,

Hiring Our Heroes ~ US Chamber of Commerce:

Virtual event platform for Transitioning Service Members, Guard/Reserve, Veterans and Military Spouses to your respective states’ military community: 

To participate in an upcoming training session, view, and register:

Questions: Cara Cooke (Capt, USAF, vet), Senior Manager, Veteran Programs, Hiring Our Heroes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation,

Home Depot – Path to Pro:

Veteran employment initiative:

Home Builders Institute (HBI) partnership – SkillBridge:

Questions: Gabe Soltero - Program Manager, Military Relations (404) 673-4481,


Military Friendly® Top Ten Gold Award 2017-2021 (Strongest hiring practices and retention programs), and Top 10-Gold Level Military Friendly Employer by Viqtory Media!

Questions: Jen Roberts - Humana Rep ( & VSN Events CMTE (406) 249-4235,


This software was designed to help job seekers with mental health needs and other disabilities to connect with inclusive employers and advocate for what accommodations they need to be successful.

Questions: Ross Barchacky (910) 723-0317, or to discuss, make an appointment - Calendar link:

Inland Truck Parts & Service ~ Billings & Missoula:

Requested to hire Veterans from US DOL VETS! See why our employees “feel like family”:

Questions: Becky Coker (913) 345-9664,

IRS ~ VRA Hiring:

Individual Taxpayer Assistance Specialists (Grades GS-5/7/9) assist and advise taxpayers in meeting their Federal Tax obligations (covers the full range of individual income, excise, employment taxes, etc.)

APPLY: Veterans - send your resume directly to Mike

Questions: Mike Knippel - Veteran Employment Coordinator (470) 639-3383,

JEROME’S DRILLING ~ “Loves to hire Veterans!”:

Drillers & Water Well Driller's Assistant (Starting wage $17 per hour with availability of raises). Monday-Friday 7am - Evening ending hours vary based on project.

Contact: Interested applicants please call (406) 549-1383 and ask for Tammy, or send resume to with your Letter of Interest.

Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest ~ Volunteer Opportunity:

JVC Northwest is a full year service program that sends volunteers all across the Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Alaska) to answer community needs through direct service at schools, nonprofits, law firms, etc. APPLY:

Contact: Dana D’Onofrio, Program Coordinator – Big Sky, Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest, (503) 335.8202, C (630) 401.9014,

Jimmy John’s:

VSN Heroes @ Home supporter & Veteran-Friendly Employer!

Questions: Todd – Manager (406) 251-9745,

Jones Brothers Trucking

Jones Brothers Trucking will pay you while you train to get your CDL (Must commit to a “1 year contract”)

Questions: Rex, JBT Safety / Recruiting / Training, (406) 721-0897 ext 235, Cell (406) 552-5580, 

Kelly OCG:

REMOTE Opportunities:

We are job matching for all Veteran candidates for the following areas: Electrical; Electromechanical; Electronics; Hydraulics; Pneumatics; Engineering; Information Technology; Installation, Maintenance & Repair; Logistics - Industrial & Distribution; Manufacturing Operations; Telecommunications. Please send resume directly to

Questions: (856) 403-9722

Kiewit ~ Military:

Current and former military members thrive in Kiewit’s values-driven culture, and our goal is to make their transition into the civilian workforce rewarding. Proud contributor to charities supporting active and retired military and their families: Helmets to Hardhats; At Ease USA; Semper Gratus, Inc.; Wounded Warrior Project. Facebook


Law Enforcement "How to Become a Police Officer":

Lithia Auto Stores – Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Missoula: https://www.lithiachryslermissoula.comExcited for the opportunity to hire Veterans with mechanical experience.

Questions: Dalla Running – Service Manager (406) 721-5006, Direct (406) 532-7431,


Eric Chaffin (Veteran) is a Department Supervisor at Lowe’s and would like to hire Veterans ~ Although, Eric doesn't do the hiring, let him know what you applied for: Eric (406) 329-1800,

Victoria 9/14/20, "We have several FT, PT and Seasonal positions available! And as you know, we love hiring Veterans here. :) ALL candidates must apply online. I can always help someone do so in person here in the store if they need that assistance. The link to our online application system is HERE [].”

Questions: Victoria Watson Winkler, Scheduling Staffing Admin, Lowes 1682, Missoula, Cell (406) 210-0390, Work (406) 329-1800 Ext. 204,

Manufacturing Jobs in Montana:

Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC) “Today's Workforce Challenges: Three Strategies for Success”:

Questions: Steve Dybdal – Business Advisor (406) 493-5314,

M1 Support Services ~ Veteran Owned Business (VOB):

Government services contractor: Competitive salary and a generous, comprehensive benefits package.

Questions: Dave Hanson, Recruiting Manager, (940) 323-1119,

Military Recruiters

  • Montana Army National Guard: Seeking 17-34 year olds, no felony convictions; Must pass ASVAB; Meet height/weight standards; Meet tattoo policy; Pass MEPS physical. They are offering a sign on bonus, federal tuition assistance, state scholarship, student loan repayment, GI Bill Kicker, Tricare Healthcare, and job skill training. Questions: SSG Henry McLaughlin-Cross – Career Counselor, 3620 Brooks St., Missoula (406) 461-3804, OR

  • U.S. NAVY “Forged by the Sea” Questions: 800-USA-NAVY OR NC1 (SW/AW) Jacob M. Brill – Talent Acquisition Specialist, 2401 N. Reserve St., Missoula (406) 728-5721, C (406) 437-2826,


Veteran, woman-owned firm specializing in federal government contract services. Request Priority Protected Veteran Referrals.

Questions: Cynthia Miracle – Founder & CEO (480) 726-7747,

​Missoula Aging Services (MAS):

MAS also has a Resource Center, Volunteer Opportunities, Care Ombudsman and Caregiver Support ~ offering multiple classes / workshops such as New to Medicare, Powerful Tools for Caregivers, Social Security, etc. 

​Missoula Aging Services Senior Corps – Volunteer Network (RSVP)  

Senior Corps: 55 and older, RSVP and Senior Companion volunteers, mentors, coaches, Meals on Wheels

Contact: (406) 728-7682,

Missoula Armed Forces Reserve Center Career Counselor

7th Bn Area 2 ARCD, 9383 Running W Rd., Missoula, (406) 523-5442,

Missoula Concrete Construction:

DVOP met Dan Snyder at the Career Fair (Veteran), and he had a lot of good things to say about the company!

Questions: Brandon Greenland – GM (406) 549-9682, C (936) 402-2978,

OR Adam Bauer – Owner/VP,

Missoula Works:

Paige supports Veterans who have been impacted by the criminal justice system.

Questions: (406) 926-3400,


This not-for-profit organization would like to hire Veterans! We bring innovative ideas into existence in areas as varied as artificial intelligence, climate change, intuitive data science, quantum information science, health informatics, space security, policy and economic expertise, trustworthy autonomy, cyber threat sharing, and cyber resilience.

Questions: Alex Philp, PhD – Senior Principal Scientist (406) 370-2662,


Montana Army National Guard:

100% Tuition Waivers Available! Qualifications: 17-34 years old; no felony convictions; pass the ASVAB; meet height/weight standards; meet tattoo policy; pass MEPS physical. What we offer: sign on bonuses; federal tuition assistance; state scholarship; student loan repayment; GI Bill & GI Bill Kicker; TRICARE healthcare; job skill training.

  • Heavy Equipment Operators ($20,000 Enlistment Bonus 12/2022)

  • Go to 3620 A Brooks St. or contact SSG Stevens (406) 594-1923,

SFC Jim Leeper (406) 241-9198,

Kristen Monroy - Soldier and Family Readiness Specialist, Montana Army National Guard, 9383 Running W. Road, Missoula (406) 324-5121, C (406) 439-8580,

Montana Conservation Corps & Veterans Green Corps:

They have staff of ALL AGES (corps 17-30; Leadership 21-35, etc.)

2023 HIRING: Staff Crew Leader (Missoula, MT) and Wildland Restoration Team Crew Leaders (Kalispell, Missoula, Bozeman) APPLY:

Questions: (406) 587-4475,

OR Caleb Stewart - Recruitment & Admissions Manager Ext 106,

Veterans Green Corps: Western Wildlands, 508 Toole Ave., Missoula, (406) 728-2720

Montana Department of Corrections:

Check out this Veteran Testimonial about DOC:

Questions: Joel Miller – Industries Director, Montana Correctional Enterprises (406) 415-6320,

Montana Department of Labor & Industry:  

Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC)

Several seasonal forestry and fire management positions (search the keyword "Forestry").

Questions: David Hamilton - Training, Safety, and Workforce Development Program Manager, Fire Protection Bureau, MT DNRC (406) 542-4255, Cell (406) 431-1948,

Montana DOT ~ MDT Department of Transportation:

MDT recognizes the contribution Veterans have made and the valuable skills they have acquired. In compliance with the state's Veterans' Employment Preference statute, we provide preference in employment to Veterans, disabled Veterans, and eligible relatives.

Questions: Sadie Hansen - HR Recruiting Specialist, Missoula (406) 594-6249,

OR Valerie Ewals – MDT Helena HR (406) 444-6046,

Montana FWP – Noncompetitive Veteran Hire!

AIS Watercraft Inspector position in Dillon. This position will run full-time from May-October.

Contact: John O’Bannon (406) 210-5054

Montana Highway Patrol - State Troopers

Military police / security experience is preferred but not required.


Questions: Call or text (877) 8-PATROL toll free OR (406) 444-3259,

​Mountain Line ~ Seeking Veterans

Choose the position you're applying for in the “Current Openings” box, press the blue “Apply” box and fill out the application in the portal. If you have any questions, please call 406-543-8386.

Operators: All new employees are required to go through the same training program (4-6 weeks). Health, dental, vision, HRA, pension, sick leave, vacation; Teamsters position; USDOT Safety sensitive (Drug testing required)  

Questions: Brianna Kienitz, Lead Operations Supervisor, Mountain Line, (406)543-8386 ext. 117,

National Park Service - Glacier NP:

Glacier National Park for the Summer: “Military veterans with non-competitive hiring authority eligibility"

Contact: Sara Hemmer, Supervisory HR Specialist - NPS Regional Office Serving Interior Regions 6, 7 & 8, 406-888-7878,

National Veterans Training Inst (NVTI) ~ The Benefits of Hiring Veterans:

​​The Nature Conservancy:

Hiring Veterans that love working outdoors and want to work for a non-profit! Permanent and seasonal, entry level positions with training available located throughout Montana. I’m still on a mission to hire more Vets at TNC!

Questions: Kaylee Kenison (Army Veteran), Operations Specialist, (406) 202-2600,


Bryce oversees all the petroleum deliveries (CDL drivers) & wants to employ more Veterans!

Questions: Bryce Simpson (406) 544-2351,

Northwestern Mutual ~ Career Help

"I am prior service Army, and I am looking to help grow our office with more Veterans."

Contact: Andrew Warner - Associate Financial Representative, 200 1st Ave E, Kalispell, MT 59901, P: (406) 607-6203, C: (571) 585-5502,

Oil Patch Group:

Would like to hire Veterans! Oil Patch is a mid-size company which provides services to the energy industry in six different states. Excellent opportunity for Veterans who like working "outdoors, understand schedules and commitments, who are dependable individuals and can easily travel to remote locations."

Questions: Jose Ruiz (832) 300-0000, C (713) 203-0790,

One Central Employment & Advancement Network (OCEAN) ~ Work from Home

ALL of the Work From Home positions available through OCEAN.

Questions: Sanford “Sandy” Artman, National Outreach Manager, VetJobs (formerly CASY & MSCCN) (636) 248-0513,

onXmaps ~ Veteran Friendly:

3/2022 KPAX story:

Questions: Janine (406) 540-1602,

Oracle ~ Veteran Programs:

“Veterans possess a commitment to excellence and unwavering integrity that can amount to outstanding success.” Nicholas Smith, Lieutenant Commander, US Navy Reserve; Director, Federal and Department of Defense Cloud Strategy, Oracle


O’Reilly Auto Parts:

Veteran Friendly Employer w/great benefits: 401K, stock purchase plan, competitive pay, education assistance, team member discounts, medical benefits program.

Questions: TEXT “WORK” to 64078 or call (406) 721-3870

Papa Murphy’s ~ Heroes @ Home & VSAP Donor:

Wages up to $18 an hour PLUS tips! Management and closer positions also available. Great environment with fun, fast paced, and friendly atmosphere. Apply in person at our 3rd St. location!

Questions: (406) 375-0600, OR Josh & Jennifer Bernhart,

PepsiCo Corp:

PepsiCo Corp maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with a disability, and protected veterans.

Questions (Hamilton, Kalispell, Libby, Missoula, Polson): Rayann Box (478) 291-5705,

Hiring drivers, merchandisers, warehouse, etc. Contact Jerry Kirschenheither - On-Premise, Pepsi-Cola of Missoula (406) 543-8281, C (406) 531-4322,

Phoenix Protective Corporation:

We love to hire Veterans! Based in Spokane, we provide security in WA, ID, MT, OR and AK

Questions: Sheila Leslie (Spokane) – President (509) 448-4277, 

Pomp’s Tire Service, Inc. ~ Whalen Tire:

Request Priority Protected Veteran Referrals

Questions: George (406) 721-1030,

​Private Employment Services & Temporary Work Agencies

NO FEES! Find temp work, temp-to-hire, full time and part time opps

Professional Transportation, Inc. (PTI) Van Drivers:

We love Vets! OTR drivers take customers to and from hotels, restaurants, and different railyards and Designated Yard Van (DYV) drivers transport customers within the rail yard location. 

Questions: (800) 471-2440,

Raytheon ~ Veteran Hiring:

*** RGNext ~ JV of Raytheon and General Dynamics:

Upgrades the instrumentation for Rocket Launch Ground Control at military bases. Federal contractor ~ Encourages individuals with disabilities, Veterans, women, and minority applicants to apply.

Questions: Mary Maves, Human Resources Principal, (321) 428-3454 ext. 4019, Cell (321) 355-0500,

OR (IT Operations): Jason Bunting, (972) 638-6426,

RDO Equipment Co. ~ Military SkillBridge Program:

John Deere and RDO Equipment Co. are proudly hiring those who serve.

Questions: Molly Kerr – HR Coordinator (701) 551-5462,

Redbox – Veteran in Billings:

Would like to hire Veterans!

Questions: Russell Stevens (406) 591-6087

Resort at Paws up ~ Bonner-Greenough:
They’re ramping up for season hiring (they have over 600 employees in the summer) & want to hire "5 star" Veterans! They do have housing available for anyone that gets hired (double occupancy rooms in Potomac, Seeley & at the cow).

Questions: (406) 646-2283 OR Eva,


o   Hiring Our Heroes

o   Resume

o   Vet Roadmap


INTERVIEWING ~ Watch this video which is an excellent example of a Behavioral Interview:


  • Employer comments: “Ability to quickly survey a situation to make intelligent decisions,” “Ability to unite individuals from all backgrounds,” “Ability to adapt to any environment and manage stressful situations,” “Veterans show up early, stay late, and work well as part of a team ~ they’re not afraid to work hard to get ahead.”

  • Employer’s describing Veterans: “Accountable, coach and mentor, dedicated to service, disciplined, excellent leaders, hard work ethic, highly technical skills, hit the ground running, initiative, mature, mentor, mission first, personal integrity, professional, punctual, resourceful, respectful, responsible, steadfast loyalty, up for a challenge, the total package!

Rocky Mountain Laboratories:

Seeking Veterans and disabled individuals. As a Federal Agency, we certainly have many avenues to employ Veterans. And, we have many, many Veterans at our facility (myself included).

Contact John Barr (406) 375-9601,

S&K Technologies:

We would love to have Veterans! We have a lot of positions in several states that require military experience. We are passionate about making sure that every Veteran has an opportunity to apply and that we know their experience that they have obtained through whatever branch of service they were in is unique and hard to find for civilian contractors.

Questions: Crystal Denton - Senior Recruitment Lead, S&K Technologies, Inc. (406) 745-5719,


Recently received their “Veteran-Friendly” designation!

Questions: Brianne Baughman – Human Resources Assistant, SCHEELS (406) 218-7530,

​Schwan’s Home Service:

Member of the military? We thank you for your service! As a strong supporter of our men and women in uniform, we will consider recent military experience as a great prerequisite to a career at Schwan’s!

Questions: Katie Dorn, (952) 841-4662,

SECURITY ~ Sundown Security:

5364 Midland Road, Billings

8/4/20 "Great opportunity for Veterans in the Polson and Miles City area. Seeking Veterans to provide security at retailers. For information on wages, hours, benefits, etc. contact Derrick Kirkwood or Deb Watson at (406) 256-1311"


Self Employment

*** For resources on starting a Veteran Owned Business, please go to the VOB page.

Vocational Rehab Self-Employment Guide:

Questions – VSN Member: Jeanne M. Stone-Shedden, MS CRC - MT DPHHS VRBC (406) 329-5400, Direct 531-0665,

​​Silent Professionals ~ Worldwide Security:

As a combat Veteran myself, I know how challenging it can be to transition to civilian life, which is why I launched this site to help others with their transition by helping them find work using the skills they gained in military service.

Questions: Adam G. Gonzales, Founder, (219) 218-9717,

Social Security Administration (SSA)


Veteran recruiting authority for Customer Service and Claims Specialist opportunities. GS positions are based upon experience.

Email resume, DD214, and copy of transcripts to Peggy,

Sodexo ~ Quality of Life Services:

We want to hire Veterans! Search: Sodexo Hourly Jobs OR Sodexo Salaried Jobs

Questions: Sodexo (301) 987-4000

OR Sherina Barnes – Diversity Coordinator,

Solar Ready Vets Network Looking for Transitioning Service Members and Veterans:

Offers solar energy training and credentialing programs focused especially on helping service members and Veterans transition into a career in the solar industry.

Questions: Kevin Thompson – ETA,

Sonepar USA:

A global leader in B-to-B distribution of electrical, industrial & safety products, and we’re seeking Veterans, Military and Military Spouses NATIONWIDE that are looking for Career Opportunities with a Military Friendly organization.

Questions: Chris Miles - Military & Veteran Relations Manager (915) 330-0459,

Southwest Montana Veterans Home

Utilizes Eduro Healthcare: who also operates Copper Ridge Health and Rehab in Butte. They have listed positions on Indeed (increase range to 50 miles from 59701) Search Eduro Healthcare in Butte:
Questions: Mark P. Gollinger, State Liaison - Southwest Montana Veterans Hospital, Senior & Long Term Care Division, MT DPHHS, (406) 465-3908,

​State of Montana Careers:

We offer competitive benefits, work-life balance, and family friendly policies.


Stahly Engineering & Associates, Inc.:

Several openings in our offices in Billings, Bozeman and Helena to Construction Inspectors, Drafters, Land Survey Technicians, Professional Engineers for site/civil engineering with focus on water and wastewater design and development. Send us Veterans!   

Contact: Clint Smith – Construction Manager (406) 495-2294, C (406) 439-7454,


Submittable is a social impact software company located in downtown Missoula. We just secured series C funding, and we are hiring! Excited to be a resource for Missoula Veterans!

Questions: Amanda,  or connect on LinkedIn:

Chad – Senior HR (406) 303-3264,

Summit Independent Living (SIL):

SIL is the VSN's Disability Advocate & they provide multiple resources, workshops & ADA events!

Questions: Mike Mayer, (406) 728-1630,

Swift Transportation:

SWIFT Military Benefits Progam:

Swift Transportation is hiring experienced truck drivers in Montana with particular consideration for Veterans, Guard, Reserve Service Members, Military Spouses, and their dependents. Over the last decade they have provided over 15,000 Veterans the opportunity to excel. 

Call (888) 829-4192

Questions: Chuck Stephenson, Navy Veteran (USS Stark (FFG-31) from December of 84 - August 89, Electronic Warfare Technician (EW1)), Recruiter Connect™ Specialist, Troops to Transportation and Logistics (T2TL), (502) 430-2151,



We want to hire “qualified protected Veterans” - There are a number of incentive programs including CDL training, benefits after completing a grace period, potential relocation assistance and more.

Questions: Chris Gomez - Director of HR (406) 247-1920

OR Marc “Max” Kaufman, Supply Chain Trainer (406) 606-0869 or (406) 247-1127

Don Johnson, HR Generalist - Sysco Northern Rockies Region (406) 247-1170, Cell (406) 697-2098,

TC Glass:

We want to hire Veterans! Great benefits and 401K plan, paid time off & HAS. Many opportunities for growth!


Questions: Keah Jakob - Residential Estimator & Assistant Accountant (406) 540-1911,

Teaching Jobs - Montana

Montana Office of Public Instruction

Tetra Tech:

Request Priority Protected Veteran Referrals ~ Energy, Environmental & Disaster Recovery.

Questions: (626) 351-4664

Timber Edge Machine ~ Stevensville:

Seeking CNC workers and very interested in hiring Veterans!

APPLY: Contact Owners, Tim & Suzy Turner (406) 240-1330

Toby Hansen Agency:

Toby has a non-registered Career Insurance Salesman apprenticeship, and is interested in hiring Veterans.

Send your resume to

Transportation Security Administration ~ Transportation Security Officer (Part Time):

Transportation Security Officer (Full Time):

We are excited to announce that TSA is offering a sign-on bonus of $1,000* to eligible new hires at Missoula International Airport (MSO). We currently have openings for part-time Transportation Security Officers (TSO). At TSA, we offer stability, growth potential and great benefits. No previous security experience is required.

TSA Help Desk:

Questions: Sogol Hosseinzadeh - Recruitment Strategy 571-491-5908,

Or, Kasey Harris - TSA Recruitment and Hiring | Recruitment Marketing Strategy,

MONTANA: Michael Watts (Navy Veteran) – Program Specialist / Hiring Coordinator, Dept of Homeland Security (Billings) (406) 255-2016,


Sugar beet haul in Billings and Sidney ~ Seeking to hire Veterans in Montana

We offer driving and other opportunities that represent true careers (no OTR routes), they do not load/unload heavy freight, and their safety is a top priority.

Questions: Vanessa D Hayden, Employee Marketing Manager, (406) 454-7643, Cell (406) 836-0124, 1901 Benefis Court, Great Falls, MT 59405,

Troops to Logistics:

501(C)3 Non-Profit provides mentoring services for veterans, national guard, and reservist interested in a professional career in logistics. The services are always at no cost to you and the employers. If you would like to connect with one of the mentors, please request our services at then click “request a mentor”, or send your resume to

Questions: Scot Snyder, President, Troops2Logistics,

Troops to Transport aka Troops to Transportation & Logistics (T2TL):

Troops Into Transportation is an exclusive program of The CDL School and its partner carriers. We’re also approved for the training of eligible Veterans using the GI Bill ®. We operate Regional Training and Recruitment Facilities and can serve veterans throughout the USA.

Questions: (754) 444-2354,

Troops to Truckers:

Military Waiver Program for CDL Driving Test:

Questions: 800-777-0133


Grant recipient through NW Energy (metering company out of KY replacing electric and gas meters throughout MT) and great opportunity for Veterans that are currently looking for work (various locations / willing to travel)

Questions: Eric Powers, Butte DVOP / LVER, Job Service (406) 494-0308,

Unemployment Insurance (UI)

Make a claim:

If you recently separated from the military, UI may ask you to send a copy of your DD214, Member 4 to the Montana Department of Labor & Industry, Walt Sullivan Building, PO Box 8020, Helena, MT 59604-8020

Montana DLI – FAQs:

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

VETS provides assistance to those persons experiencing service connected problems with their civilian employment and provides information about USERRA to employers. VETS also assists Veterans who have questions regarding Veterans' Preference. Example 20 CFR 1002.153 (b) The employer may not require the employee to use accrued vacation, annual, or similar leave during a period of service in the uniformed services.

Questions: Tom Finch, Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS), U.S. Department of Labor - Montana, 715 Front St., Helena, (406) 447-3233,

University of Montana:

Temporary positions typically last for 179 days and then they have a 5 consecutive day break and are hired for another 179 days. Also full time,  permanent positions!

Questions: VETS Office, 1000 E. Beckwith (406) 243-2500

US Army Corps of Engineers:

New Orleans:

Direct Hiring Authority for Veterans - Send your resume to Scott: Scott.Gemmill@USACE.Army.Mil

Questions: Scott Gemmill – New Orleans District Management Analyst (504) 862-1113

US Capitol Police (Washington D.C.):

The USCP safeguards the Congress, its legislative process, Members of Congress, employees, visitors, and facilities to include the United States Capitol Building. Our officers protect democracy and act on the world stage every day as a model in security, urban crime prevention, dignitary protection, specialty response capabilities, and homeland security. The initial stages of our hiring process can be completed online via video conferencing. It is set up to expedite the hiring process and limit the amount of travel an applicant must make to Washington D.C. We offer a starting salary of $64,815 with extensive career advancement opportunities, excellent federal benefits, and tuition reimbursement.


OR Officer Dareick Barr - United States Capitol Police Recruiting,

​US Customs & Border Protection (CBP):

Marc Rowley would prefer that potential applicants are referred directly to him or one of his team members (for application and hiring guidance). Supervisor Armando Garza, Area Port of Seattle, WA; 206-553-1398;
Kenneth Longshore, Area Port of Blaine, WA; 360-332-2671;
Harmit Gill, Area Port of Blaine, WA; 360-332-6091;
Bret Corneliusen, Area Port of Great Falls, MT; 406-791-6145;
Christopher Misson, Area Port of Pembina, ND; 701-825-5861;

Questions: Marc Rowley, Program Manager, Seattle Field Office Recruiter, 360-332-3117, MARC.M.ROWLEY@CBP.DHS.GOV 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Frontline Careers:

National recruiting events: 

Questions: Diane B. Anderson, EEO Officer, Privacy and Diversity Office (PDO), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Seattle), (206) 370-3765,


Veterans Education & Training Service:

Here to serve Veterans looking for employment support or an employer seeking top Veteran talent.

Questions: Tom Finch - Montana State Director, US DOL VETS (Veterans' Employment and Training Service) (406) 447-3233,

~ Mine Safety and Health Inspectors:

Learn how to effectively compete for federal jobs from a seasoned Human Resources Specialist who has years of experience qualifying and disqualifying applicants. Learn of the different hiring authorities available to Veterans and individuals with disabilities.

US DOL – Careers:

OPPORTUNITIES ARE OPEN & many locations are NEGOTIABLE! Browse US DOL jobs:

Questions: Dolores Garcia - Division of Workforce and Inclusion, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management, Human Resources Specialist - US Dept. of Labor 347-733-3413, Garcia.Dolores@DOL.GOV

OR Marisela Rosales – Recruiter, OASAM OHR,

US Department of State ~ Foreign Service Specialists & Officers:

Over 7K positions – most in Washington D.C. – Apply on

Foreign Service Officer:

Questions: Jason Vorderstrasse - Diplomat in Residence, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Global Talent Management | Talent Acquisition,

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS)

6/22/21 Natural Resources Specialist (Prairie Pothole Joint Venture), GS-0401-9 TERM] at Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Great Falls, MT. At this point, we are only seeking veterans or individuals who can qualify for noncompetitive appointment under one of the following authorities: 

·         Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)

·         Schedule A

Request position description from Rachel - Please direct potential candidates to send their résumé, transcripts (unofficial are OK) and required documentation verifying non-competitive eligibility to me on or by Wednesday, June 30th.”

Questions: Rachel F. McCracken - Senior Workforce Diversity Specialist, Office of Diversity & Inclusive Workforce Management (ODIWM), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,

VA for VETS - Veteran Employment Services Office (VESO): Questions:

US Postal Service

USPS is hiring nationwide, Veterans and families get preference – APPLY:

Questions: (800) 275-8777

VA Careers:

Questions: (844) 456-5208

OR Veterans Employment Service Officer (VESO),

VHA questions: Jeremy Gilliam – HR Specialist (SBU), Montana VA Health Care (VHA) – Fort Harrison (406) 447-7013,

LOCAL - VHA: Heidi Leishman – Supervisor Medical Support Assistant (406) 493-3700 Ext 2,

OR Tiny Hudson – Kalispell Clinic Manager (406) 758-2753,

Paden Holman (UM Alumni) – Administrative Assistant / Patient Care Services, Montana VA Health Care at Fort Harrison (406) 447-6054,

VA for VETS - Veteran Employment Services Office (VESO):

VA Careers:

The Veteran Employment Services Office (VESO) provides employment readiness assistance and outreach to transitioning service members, Veterans, and eligible military spouses while advocating the use of special hiring authorities, employment programs, and Veteran retention strategies to help VA become the employer of choice for Veterans and military spouses.

6/30/22 VetXL ~ We also partner with other Federal Agencies and private sector employers seeking to fill their companies mission-critical positions with qualified Veterans. 

Questions: (202) 461-7759,

VA Montana Health Care Careers:

Compensated Work Therapy ~ Available at the VA for both Transitional Work and Supported Employment for Veterans. CWT questions: Pam Brandt, MAIS - Vocational Rehabilitation Employment Specialist, Compensated Work Therapy-Supported Employment, Behavioral Health Outreach, Montana VA Healthcare Systems (406) 202-5635,

Fort Harrison (406) 495-2012

Missoula - VA Voc Rehab: 2681 Palmer St., Ste N, Msla, (406) 258-1084

VA for VETS - Veteran Employment Services Office (VESO): Questions:

VA Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)  

Our mission is to enable Veterans to gain access to economic opportunity by leveraging the federal procurement system and expanding participation of procurement-ready small businesses.

Questions: 844-698-2311

​Veterans are a Valuable Asset ~ VA Veterans Employment Kit

Explain to employers how you're an asset for them!

VA Blog 2021 "As an employer, why does hiring Veterans matter to you?"

VA for VETS - Veteran Employment Services Office (VESO): Questions:


Our career launch tool, VetMatch helps Veterans break out of "MOS jail" & Career On-Ramps help employers look beyond MOS. FREE services for all Veterans, active duty military, military spouses, and employers.

Questions: John Reynolds – Founder & Executive Director (415) 305-6910,  

Veterans ASCEND:

FREE employer matching service for Veterans

Campaign to build a military spouse employment module to help military spouses connect with employers - Video:

Questions: Nila Thompson, Veterans Outreach Advocate, (904) 325-7210,

Veteran Curation Program ~ Archaeological Collections

The VCP was created to process at-risk archaeological collections belonging to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The VCP is a five-month program that provides employment, vocational training, and technology skills to veterans seeking to improve their access to the mainstream job market.


Questions: Jasmine Heckman, or go to:

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)

VEOA is a special hiring authority, which gives eligible Veterans access to positions that otherwise may have only been available to current competitive service employees. In VEOA appointments, preference eligible and Veterans are not given preference, but they are allowed to compete for job opportunities that are not offered to other external candidates. A VEOA eligible who is selected will be given a career or career-conditional appointment.


Regional VA for Vets contact: Mark, (513) 497-7284,

VA for VETS - Veteran Employment Services Office (VESO): Questions:

Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC)

Free for eligible Veterans:

Questions: VA Education Call Center, (888) 442-4551,

Veterans Enterprise Technology Solutions (VETS), Inc.

VETS, Inc. is an award-winning, customer-focused, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business providing support to Government & commercial customers.

Questions: Dena, Veterans Enterprise Technology Solutions, Inc., (434) 374-5899,

Veterans, Inc. ~ STATEWIDE:

Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program (HVRP) grant & Call of Duty Endowment (CODE) grant.

Questions: Jennifer Thomas - Universal Services Advocate, Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program (HVRP) (406) 591-7519, Cell (406) 591-7519,

Veterans Preference

Claiming preference: Submit SF-15 (PDF file)

You may obtain a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs reflecting your level of disability for preference eligibility by visiting a VA Regional Office or , contacting a VA call center or online.

Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA)

Excepted authority that allows agencies, to appoint eligible veterans without competition. If you:

  • are in receipt of a campaign badge for service during a war or in a campaign or expedition; OR

  • are a disabled veteran, OR

  • are in receipt of an Armed forces Service Medal for participation in a military operation, OR

  • are a recently separated veteran (within the last 3 years), AND separated under honorable conditions (this means an honorable or general discharge), you are VRA eligible.

VA for VETS - Veteran Employment Services Office (VESO): Questions:


HOT JOBS with VetJobs and Military Spouse Jobs...move them into a career you love! Jobs based in multiple cities throughout the United States. Direct link:

Questions: Porsha Berry - Air Force (Active Duty) Spouse, Recruiter Connect Specialist (575) 415-4276, w. |

Government Contracts Industry –  Mike Del Rio, Senior Recruiter Connect™ Specialist, Command Master Chief (U.S. Navy Retired),

Sandy Artman, National Outreach Manager, VetJobs, CASY & MSCCN, (636) 248-0513,

OR Melanie P. Grantham, MS, PHR, SHRM-CP, Recruiter Connect™ Specialist, Air Force Spouse,

​Volunteers of America ~ Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) & Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF):

  • HVRP provides homeless / at risk Veterans assistance w/obtaining gainful, long term, and meaningful employment. HVRP provides additional job hunting support services called “Individual Case Management” which includes job search assistance (resume reviews / preparation, referrals, interviewing skills, and retention / post-employment services) & more!

  • SSVF is designed to assist with housing stability. Eligible veterans receive case management and referrals to Veteran Administration (VA) and community resources for securing or maintaining permanent housing.

Questions: Employment Service Coordinator 3550 Mullan Road Suite 103, Missoula, MT 59808

OR Brenna Richardson – Program Manager (406) 926-3600,

WY - Jesse (307) 672-0475,

Walmart – Veterans First Program:

Giving Veterans and service members 1st priority in the hiring process!

Questions: Bobbi Hettick, Personnel Coordinator, Walmart Supercenter, (406) 829-8489,


Would love to hire some Veterans! They have employee stock ownership, great health care (low cost $30-45/mo), 401K, flex account, career advancement opportunities, and paid vacation.

APPLY – TEXT “WinCo” to 97211 or contact Kana (406) 218-7951

XPO Logistics:

Request Priority Protected Veteran Referrals. XPO is a top ten global provider of transportation services, with a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets.

Questions: (844) 742-5976,

​​Yellowstone National Park

12/2021 UPDATE - Everett, "hiring several summer positions.. share these with any interested Vets. If they or you have questions please reach out I will gladly do what I can to help. Also there will be several full-time jobs in the near future and if you have any Non Completive Vets (VRA, 30%) please reach out we have several openings for HVAC, Plumbers, Equipment operators, Carpenters, Mechanics, and Electricians.”

Custodial – APPLY:



Motor Vehicle Operator:

Questions: Everett Munson - North District Facility Manager, Yellowstone National Park (307) 344-2492, Cell (406) 581-9762, 


We want to hire Veterans!

Questions: Leslie (406) 532-6244,

Yoke’s Fresh Market:

They’re hoping to increase their workforce by approximately 200 people & would like the VSN’s help in staffing!

Questions: Yoke’s Corporate HR - Laural Poucher 509-921-2292, Cell: 509-828-8411, Fax: 509-921-1372

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