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.
The application businesses are required to complete in order to be recognized as a NH Veteran-Friendly Business is designed to be a roadmap of best practices and recommendations for businesses to utilize when evaluating their current practices/procedures/policies and identifying how to make targeted improvements. 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 application roadmap to plan out next steps towards achieving a veteran-friendly culture and workplace.
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 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.
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 Jim Roberg via email to request a connection (contact information below).
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 Jim Roberg via email to request a connection (contact information below).
For more information on any of the resources, please contact:
Jim Roberg, Program Specialist
NH Division of Community Based Military Programs