The Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs is committed to easing your transition from military service to the civilian world. Whether you are seeking to advance your career or looking to start something new, there are multiple resources at the state and federal level to help.
Are you an employer interested in hiring Veterans? Veterans and service members can bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to your organization. Learn more about the benefits and find tools and resources on our Employer Resources page.
State Employment Resources
If you are seeking employment in the private sector, the Utah Department of Workforce Services (DWS) website is a great place to start. This site brings together job seekers and potential employers from across Utah in one spot. You can create a profile, access job postings, participate in employment workshops, and learn about upcoming hiring events in your area. If you self-identify as a veteran in your online profile, organizations looking to hire veterans can connect with you. As a veteran, you also receive a “veteran preference” on the website, giving you an identifier next to your name for employers to easily identify.
Veterans, members of the military, and their spouses can also find additional employment resources and speak to a Veteran specialist in their area.
The State of Utah is continually seeking individuals with a wide range of abilities. Invest your skills, knowledge, and experience in a career in one of the many state agencies and departments servine the people of Utah. Explore job openings and career opportunities on the State of Utah jobs website to get started.
Learn more: State of Utah Jobs
Members of the armed forces and their families are often more affected than other groups by licensing restrictions because of frequent relocations. To ease this burden, the Utah Legislature has authorized certain fee waivers and license exemptions for qualifying military personnel and military spouses.
Learn more: DOPL – Military Resources
Federal Employment and Career Services
The federal government has a long and outstanding record of employing veterans. Veterans have technical skills in areas of critical importance, and many also already have security clearances that are required for some federal positions. Federal service provides a means for veterans to continue their noble service to this country. As a Veteran, you may be eligible for Veterans’ preferences as well as other Veteran specific hiring options. All federal hiring is done through the USAJobs website.
Learn more: Federal Jobs - USAjobs.gov
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management also offers in-depth information and resources to help Veterans understand and navigate the federal employment process.
Learn more: Feds Hire Vets
Veteran Readiness and Employment (formally known as Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services) provides services and benefits to enable Veterans and transitioning service members with service-connected disability that limits their ability to work or prevents them from working. This VA program offers education, job training, and other resources to ensure employment opportunities and, where needed, achieve independence in daily life.
Learn more: Federal VA - Veteran Readiness and Employment
Personalized Career Planning and Guidance, offers free educational and career guidance, planning, and resources to Veterans and their dependents who are eligible for a VA education benefit. You may be eligible for these services if one of the following is true. You:
- Will be discharged under conditions other than dishonorable from active duty within 6 months, or
- Separated from active duty under conditions other than dishonorable not more than one year ago, or
- Qualify as a Veteran or service member for educational assistance under a VA educational program, or
- Are a service member, Veteran, or dependent currently eligible for VA education benefits
Learn more: Federal VA - Educational and career counseling
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) is committed to helping America's veterans, separating service members and their spouses by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise.
Learn more: U.S. Department of Labor - VETS