Hire a Veteran

American businesses have made tremendous strides over the last five years as they work to recruit veterans into their workforce. Veterans are now ranked as a top three recruiting target for companies, underscoring the committment to and investment in veterans being made by American businesses.1 

Interested in developing or enhancing a Veterans hiring initiative? Contact the PA CareerLink® of Lancaster County to get information concerning Uniformed Services Employment & Reemployment Rights (USERRA), On the Job Training, Federal Contractor Job Listing (FCJL) requirements and other topics available to you and Veterans who work for you.

PA CareerLink® of Lancaster County is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m, and there are extended hours. For more information on services, extended hours and remote locations, contact:

PA CareerLink® of Lancaster County is located at 1016 N. Charlotte Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

In addition, the U.S. Department of Labor developed a toolkit to help employers get started.

When you hire and train service-disabled Veterans you may qualify for incentives and tax credits. The Special Employer Incentives (SEI) program provides assistance to employers who hire Veterans. The SEI program connects qualified Veterans with a specific role at your organization. Veterans who successfully complete the hiring program are expected to stay on at your organization. With this program, you can hire a qualified trainee at an apprenticeship wage. Employers are reimbursed for up to half the Veteran’s salary to cover certain supplies and equipment, additional instruction expenses, and any loss of production. Learn more.

1Bprouty. "Veterans in the Workplace." U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 07 Dec. 2016. Web. 14 Mar. 2017.