This weekend marks the fifth annual Hire a Veteran Day, a national observance that encourages employers to hire those who once served in the military. Starting in 2017, Hiring Our Heroes set aside July 25 to celebrate the unique advantages of hiring Veterans.

At VA, we already know what Veterans bring to the table. If you’re a Veteran or preparing to transition from the military, you’ll find a home here.

We’re one of the most Veteran-friendly employers in the country, with nearly one-third of our workforce having put on the uniform. The training you received in the military translates perfectly to a career serving other Veterans.

You have skills like leadership, endurance and integrity – and, like us, you know what it means to be dedicated to a cause. Our first and highest commitment is providing Veterans with the highest quality medical care.

Enjoy the camaraderie of working alongside colleagues who share your military background and caring for patients who do as well.

Explore a VA career

Whether or not you have a background in health care, there’s a career at VA for you. And as a Veteran, you’ll often receive priority consideration for job openings.

We’ll help you find a career that’s just right for you. For those preparing to transition to civilian life, our transitioning military personnel initiative offers a pipeline to a rewarding career continuing to serve your country and helping other Veterans get better, faster.

At VA facilities across the nation, we employ Veterans as Intermediate Care Technicians (ICTs), law enforcement officers, custodial workers, medical support assistants, medical supply aides, human resources professionals, and much more.

And with more than 1,200 VA facilities in every state and many U.S. territories, you’ll be able to work in the city, the country, or the suburbs.

Enjoy the rewards

You already receive robust benefits as a Veteran, and the benefits you earn as a VA employee only add to that.

Premium health insurance? Check. Robust retirement? Check. Scholarships and loan repayment? Check and check.

Other benefits include:

  • Paid vacation time that begins accruing on your very first day
  • Anywhere from 13-26 paid days off your first year
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Option to buy back your military service time and apply it to a civil service FERS pension
  • Accommodations that make the workplace accessible
  • Flexible work schedules and telecommute options

Work at VA

We treat every day like Hire a Veteran Day at VA. Come pursue a career at one of the most Veteran-friendly employers in the country.

By VAntage Point Contributor

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Published on Jul. 23, 2021

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  1. CL Wildcat July 29, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    I find this article to be quite humorous and I call BS. I have been retired from Active Duty Service for seven years now, and in those seven years I have applied to the VA multiple times. Each and Every time I have been told that I have not been selected or not considered for the position that I applied for. Now I can understand losing out to a higher qualified candidate, but to not be provided with any other details about the final selection process and to who I may have lost out to is quite frustrating. I don’t want or expect the individuals personal information of course, just general information such as civilian or veteran, did my 10 point preference even come into play, and was I even seriously considered or was the VA just going through the motions as I, and Many others, have suspected that they are.
    My thoughts on the matter are this; that the VA is strictly playing a numbers game in order to avoid getting into any further trouble. Surely it does not want to once again receive backlash or to be perceived negatively in the eyes of the general public and any possible oversight committees as their dirty laundry is exposed by the National News once again. I believe that they only accept a certain numbers of veteran applications (which they maybe required to do so), and follow that up by sending out a few token invitations for an “interview and recommendations to the hiring manager” before finally moving onto the actual selection of their desired candidate. I believe this makes it legal for them to say “we checked off all of the boxes! aka looked at and recommended X # of Veterans!”
    One thing that the VA does Excel at is it’s blatant implementation of Nepotism! That’s a fact – and that seriously needs to be thoroughly investigated! How does one particular race/ethnicity (and possibly extended family) just happen to be employed at one location?!? Coincidence? I think not.
    Obviously I am Super Frustrated and no longer consider this organization as a potential employer. Let the backlash and blackballing begin.

  2. Frank Baldwin July 29, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    Maybe now but not when was looking for a job early in my career. I did eventually get hired but not before I was told I was not selected. A Service disabled Vietnam veteran. It seemed that my 10 point preference didn’t matter.

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