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Congratulations on your decision to seek a new career path! The State of Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs is committed to easing your transition from the service into the civilian world. We have great resources within the state to assist you find a job working for the government or in the private sector.  In addition, you will want to check out State of Utah Patriot Partnership program which recognizes organizations that pledge their support for veterans and commit to military veteran employment.  This can help you identify organizations where you might want to work.  Combine with the tips and tools on preparing to apply for jobs, access to these job resources can help you establish great career here in Utah.      

Private Sector Jobs

If you are seeking employment in the private sector, Utah Department of Workforce Services 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 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.  Come on in and get started!  

State of Utah Jobs

Invest your knowledge, skills, and abilities with the State of Utah!   The rewards are enormous. Explore the State of Utah jobs website to learn more about opportunities.  

Federal Jobs

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. All federal hiring is done through the USAJobs website.

eBenefits

If you are looking for a new job or career, don’t miss the opportunity to post a verified Veteran profile and connect with employers who are actively looking to hire Veterans. There are more than 1.5 million active job listings currently posted through Veterans Employment Center (VEC).  It’s easy to post your online profile, ensuring employers can connect with you today. eBenefits website.

Veteran-Friendly Employers

May 2011 Governor Gary R Herbert along with The Department of Workforce Services created a Veteran-Friendly Employer program called Utah Patriot Partnership program to recognize the efforts of certain organizations that hire and retain veterans in their workforce. All across Utah, Veterans of our armed services have returned home after serving courageously on the world’s battlefields.  Utah businesses can give there veterans the ultimate “thank you” by allowing them the opportunity for employment.  These employers recognize the value of hiring veterans and meet specified criteria distinguishing them as a Utah Patriot Partner. 
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