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Join the Campaign to Hire More Veterans! It’s the Right Thing to Do. It’s Good Business.

Maine’s annual Hire-A-Vet campaign provides support for employers to expand the hiring of veterans and military families, including a network of state and federal agencies, resources and nonprofits, education on military language and culture, assistance with recruiting, hiring, assimilation and retention, and recognition for the hiring and advancement of Veterans.

Employers, join the Campaign: Contact Steven Roy, Campaign Coordinator, 207-624-5156 (TTY: Relay 711) or MaineHireAVet.DOL@maine.gov.

 

Hiring Fair and Kick-Off Event

Thursday August 30, 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.

August Civic Center, 76 Community Dr., Augusta, ME

Open to the Public. 200+ Maine employers want to meet Veterans, Military Families, and Civilians!

See who’s hiring!


Employers, register for the Hiring Fair: Contact Josh Brown, Hiring Fair Coordinator, 207-624-5172 (TTY: Relay 711) or Joshua.S.Brown@Maine.gov.

Veterans and Military Families, connect with your local Maine CareerCenter Veterans’ Representative for job search assistance.

Hilton Honors: Veterans traveling 40 miles or more for an interview or job fair may be eligible for free overnight accommodations through the Hilton Honors Program. To learn more, contact John.W.Wagner@maine.gov.

The campaign has connected more than 300 employers with over 700 veteran-hires since its inception in 2015, and has been recognized as a best practice by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA).

 

 

 

2017 Results

  • 296 veteran and military family member hires
  • 195 participating employers
  • $23.16 avg. placement wage


Maine CareerCenters help veterans who have to travel for a job interview to stay at a Hilton Hotel for no cost through Hilton Honors.

How it Works

Support for Veterans

  • Pre- and Post-transition personalized networking
  • Personal assessment
  • Resume and interview preparation
  • Partner agency coordination

If you are a Veteran or eligible spouse, please identify yourself as such when inquiring about any Maine Department of Labor program.

Veterans and eligible spouses are given priority of service for the receipt of employment, training and placement services provided under most Maine Department of Labor-funded programs.

Support for Employers

  • No-cost resources to post your jobs on Maine JobLink and Live+Work in Maine.
  • Assistance with filling job vacancies.
  • Hosted job fairs and employer recruitments at Maine CareerCenters.
  • CareerCenter resources and interview/conference rooms
  • Connect employers with statewide Veteran organizations.
  • Employment, training and placement services available to eligible trailing spouses.

Employers that hire eligible veterans may be able to take advantage of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit.