You and your injured family member can get help finding a job. There is support available if you are seeking employment. This support recognizes the important contribution that both you and your family member have made in service to the United States.
Start by checking with your installation’s support services. Depending on your service member/veteran’s service branch, your Fleet and Family Support Center, Marine Corps Community Services, Airman and Family Readiness Center, or Army Community Service Center can provide you with information and support.
A good starting place is the National Resource Directory. It is a collaborative effort between the Departments of Defense, Labor, and Veterans Affairs.
The directory is a Web-based network of care coordinators, providers, and support partners with resources for wounded, ill, and injured service members, veterans, their families, families of the fallen, and those who support them.
The Directory offers more than 10,000 medical and non-medical services and resources to help service members and veterans achieve personal and professional goals along their journey from recovery through rehabilitation to community reintegration.
The National Resource Directory is organized into six major categories:
- Benefits and Compensation
- Education, Training, and Employment
- Family and Caregiver Support
- Housing and Transportation
- Services and Resources
It also provides helpful checklists, Frequently Asked Questions, and connections to peer support groups. All information on the Web site can be found through a general or state and local search tool.
Other supportive services include:
The Military Spouse Resource Center is a Web-based service provided by the Department of Defense and the Department of Labor. It provides information about education, training, and employment, as well as childcare and transportation.
Also take a look at the Military Spouse Job Search Web site. It can help you find companies that are committed to hiring military spouses. It also allows you to search for jobs by the name of a military base.
Military Spouse Job Search also provides job search resources for people with disabilities, in the event that your service member is not able to return to duty due to disability. Other resources for veterans include federal government positions. The government’s Office of Personnel Management provides information on job opportunities for veterans.