Resources for Veteran-Friendly Businesses
Veteran-friendly businesses in New Hampshire strive to honor, fortify, empower and impact Service members, Veterans and their families through military culturally competent services and employment practices. The resources compiled on this page are intended to help all types of businesses evaluate current business policies/procedures/practices and determine how they might be enhanced in order to better serve military/Veteran customers or recruit & retain Veteran employees.
NH Veteran-Friendly Business Newsletters
Whether you are currently recognized as a NH Veteran-Friendly Business and looking to improve or are a business just starting to consider how to be more veteran-friendly, use the Roadmap to plan out next steps towards achieving a veteran-friendly culture and workplace.
This handout provides talking points about the benefits Veterans might find when choosing New Hampshire as their new permanent home or state for employment.
This training portal contains a variety of video trainings curated just for employers looking to recruit, hire and retain Veterans in New Hampshire! All types of professionals will benefit from the trainings available through this portal--human resources, hiring managers, supervisors, etc. Contact the Division of Community Based Military Programs if you have any questions about accessing this training portal.
There are a variety of resources for businesses in New Hampshire to help with workforce recruitment, workforce development, layoff aversion & management, education & training of employees and other needs. This guide provides information related to the services available and how/when to access them.
This guidebook created by the American Hospital Association is designed to help hospitals not only become aware of the immense potential of veterans’ skills, but also assist hospitals in recruiting and hiring veterans. It contains great examples of successful efforts implemented by hospitals around the country.
This guide created by DAV is intended to help employers navigate the often-unclear terrain of recruiting, hiring and retaining Veterans with disabilities. Much of the information and many of the strategies, lessons learned and best practices contained here also apply to hiring all Veterans.
This handout outlines a variety of recommended trainings that can be useful for staff in different roles. Hiring managers, supervisors, front line staff, administrative support employees, direct service providers, healthcare professionals, business professionals--all will benefit from some level of military culture training and suicide prevention training. This document breaks down the trainings so you can compare who it is most appropriate for, the length of time it will require, the training format utilized and any potential cost.
In collaboration with the President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End the National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS), Executive Order Task Force and the Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation worked with multiple companies and organizations to identify best practices on mental health and create this practical guide.
The DOD SkillBridge program is a win-win opportunity for both Service members and employers! The program is an opportunity for Service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific industry training, apprenticeships, or internships during the last 180 days of service. SkillBridge connects Service members with industry partners in real-world job experiences in locations across the country.
For Service members, SkillBridge provides an invaluable chance to work and learn in civilian career areas. For industry partners, SkillBridge is an opportunity to access and leverage the world’s most highly trained and motivated workforce at no cost. Service members participating in SkillBridge receive their military compensation and benefits, and industry partners provide the training and work experience. Many Service members go on to full-time employment in those companies at the conclusion of the program.
The brochure available HERE provides information for prospective SkillBridge Partners on how to apply. It is designed to inform employers
about the process to become SkillBridge Partners. The SkillBridge website also has a number of other good resources which can be found here.
There are several companies taking advantage of this program currently in New Hampshire! If you'd like to be connected to a company currently using SkillBridge, please contact us at VeteranFriendlyBusiness@dmavs.nh.gov.
Companies that want to hire veterans can provide an added incentive to attract skilled veterans. By becoming “Approved for GI Bill”, Registered Apprenticeship Programs can assist their current and future veteran apprentices with the benefits they’ve earned. Veterans who have existing benefits under the GI Bill and are participating in a VA-certified apprenticeship can use the GI Bill towards tuition and fee payments. A monthly housing allowance is another benefit provided to the Veteran through this program.
Registered Apprenticeship program sponsors (and employers) are provided a streamlined process for being certified under the GI Bill – typically within 30 days. Upon approval, Registered Apprenticeship sponsors are encouraged to promote their apprenticeships as Approved for the GI Bill to inform veterans about their eligibility for benefits as an apprentice with their organization.
There are several companies taking advantage of this program currently in New Hampshire! If you'd like to be connected to a company that currently has a Registered Apprenticeship Program, please contact us at VeteranFriendlyBusiness@dmavs.nh.gov.
In the News
The following articles and resources share employment-related information, best and successful practices from across the nation.
How companies seek out veterans for employment--Military Times, March 12, 2022
White House pushing to get more veterans into the trucking industry--Military Times, February 7, 2022
Employing Military Veterans--SHRM (great article with guidance on how to recruit and hire military Veterans)
For more information on any of the resources, please contact:
Division of Community Based Military Programs
NH Department of Military Affairs & Veterans Services.