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Military Employment Resource Page

The Society for Human Resource Management is working with two groups to help employers recruit and retain current and former members of the military. Read below for more information on how the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) can help HR professionals find, hire and retain skilled military service members. More

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Hire More Heroes Act Excludes Veterans from PPACA's Employee Count
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GE Capitalizes on Vets’ Strengths
General Electric’s Junior Officer Leadership Program (JOLP) is a tool for attracting and integrating one of the largest overlooked sources of talent—military service professionals transitioning into civilian careers, according to program manager Susan Schieren.

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Returning Veterans' Rights
Christine Walters, owner of FiveL Co., says employers often aren't aware of some of their obligations to returning veterans.
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 Pledge Your Support


More than 275 SHRM Chapters and 31 State Councils have signed the ESGR Statement of Support, pledging to support their employees who are members of the National Guard and Reserve.

See the chapters and councils here.

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Note to Jobseekers
This page contains information for HR professionals who want to hire current and former military service members. If you are a military service member looking for a job, please click here for resources.

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SHRM announced its partnership with Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) by signing a Statement of Support at SHRM’s 2010 Employment Law and Legislative Conference. Through this partnership, SHRM is working with ESGR to link all state councils and chapters with their local ESGR office and encourage SHRM members to sign their own Statements of Support. As the principal advocate within the U.S. Department of Defense, ESGR’s mission is to develop and promote employer support for Guard and Reserve service by recognizing employers that offer outstanding support, increasing awareness of applicable laws, and resolving conflict between employers and service members.

ESGR’s website,, has employer resources and information on signing statements of support.

SHRM LogoSHRM has been working closely with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) to provide SHRM members with the tools they need to recognize the value of hiring veterans and ways to find qualified veteran job candidates. In addition to providing opportunities for SHRM members to hear directly from the VETS organization at SHRM conferences, we are working with VETS to develop resources specifically designed to help HR connect more easily with veterans seeking jobs in the civilian workforce. 

VETS’s website,, contains important information on the value of hiring a veteran and will continue to add employer resources as they are developed.

VETS resources: