Roughly 386,000 Veterans were unemployed in 2021 according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Today, Veteran unemployment remains high. What’s more, disabled Veterans are experiencing an unemployment rate almost twice as high as Veterans without a disability. AbilityLinks is working to help resolve this issue by connecting disabled Veterans to inclusive employers and employment opportunities nationwide.

AbilityLinks, a 501(c)3 non-profit, works to increase employment for Veterans with a disability through a free online job board designed for disabled Veterans looking to work for inclusive employers. AbilityLinks, a home to an online community of job seekers, inclusive employers and supportive service providers, has helped thousands of job seekers gain meaningful employment and it promotes inclusion by helping companies diversify their workforce and decreasing stigma nationwide.

Who is eligible?

Any Veteran with a disability living in the U.S. is eligible to apply on AbilityLinks. Sign up for free.

How to apply for jobs?

In creating a new account, applicants will need to supply basic contact information (name, address, phone number), upload a resume and identify their desired occupation. Disability information, DD214 records or service-connected disability ratings are not needed to sign up. Once the account is approved, Veterans can search through more than 4,500 positions and begin applying.

What to expect?

A comprehensive Veteran resource page is immediately available. The page includes employment opportunities with disability- and military-friendly employers and valuable Veteran resources. AbilityLinks works with such employers as Amazon, Northwestern Medicine, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Fulcrum GT, California Correctional Healthcare Services, McMaster-Carr and Three Saints Bay.

AbilityLinks services include:

  • Free job board for disabled Veterans;
  • Individual assistance for job seekers;
  • Weekly email blasts announcing new positions;
  • Job search consultation;
  • Referrals to disability programs and employment services.

Check out the AbilityLinks Veteran resource page: https://abilitylinks.org/veterans.

By Kate Beck is a program coordinator for AbilityLinks

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Published on Jun. 21, 2022

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3 Comments

  1. Michael Randall June 22, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    I am an Aquatic Coordinator in Fort With Texas. I am a disabled vet, a blood cancer survivor, and a retired federal law enforcement officer. Aquatic saved my life, and gave me a chance to give back.i am looking for lifeguards and the opertunity to help a vet out and to do a little mentoring.

  2. Pete June 22, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    I’m disabled but not from combat/or active duty. Too many surgeries for too many knee injuries, (work related)
    Will VA help me find employment anyway or no?

  3. Patrick Bryant June 22, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    I have experience working with Visually impaired and multiply disabled people and any employment and access assistance I like to assist with.

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