Employment Service

Employment Service

Finding employment can be a challenge to veterans and their family members. A number of organizations and employers have teamed up to help make finding jobs easier for those who have served our country. 

Below are some helpful links to employment resources and job opportunities. There are also helpful links on how to better market yourself if you are looking for a job, networking tools, career assessment tools, and much more. If you need help in accessing this information or how to use it please feel free to contact us


Finding a new job can be overwhelming and challenging, but as your partners, we will walk you through the process, connect you with resources and opportunities as well as prepare you for the interview that will make you competitive for high quality jobs.

If you’re a Veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were separated under honorable conditions, you may be eligible for veterans’ preference, as well as other veteran specific hiring options.

Our offices serve as an outreach to veterans and insure veterans' priority of service in referral to jobs and other services. Employment-related testing, training information, skills assessment and case management are among the services provided.  Our local offices assist more than 39,000 veterans annually. Additionally, we work with employers to match their needs with your qualifications.

The TEAM Act calls for two divisions of state service: preferred service and executive service. Executive service employees remain "at-will" as they currently serve. Preferred service replaces the traditional "career service" designation and preserves as a streamlined appeals process along with other considerations.

Convert your military experience into civilian language that hiring managers can easily understand.

You may receive Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching. Other services may be provided to assist Veterans in starting their own businesses or independent living services for those who are severely disabled and unable to work in traditional employment. Click on the "How to Apply" tab to learn more and apply for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment services.

One of the easiest ways to get help is by dialing 2-1-1, Tennessee’s community services help line. When you call, you’ll get a real person, one who is trained to help you sort out your needs, and then give you phone numbers and addresses of the closest places where you can get help.

Headquartered in Georgia – with seven additional offices throughout the United States – Hire Heroes USA provides free, expert career coaching and job sourcing to more than a thousand transitioning U.S. military members, veterans and military spouses each week.

We maintain a member database that gives each individual access to other NAVNET members in myriad industries and companies. This access provides networking opportunity to information on the current industry needs and trends. This knowledge is valuable in developing individual marketing strategies as the member transitions from their military careers or from one post military employment to another.

G.I. Jobs has been the premier brand in military recruitment, offering articles, tips and online tools to help military transitioners explore different career and post-secondary education options. We give you specific, how-to advice on everything from choosing a college to writing a resume and interviewing.

ApplicantsPlus for Veterans is a new initiative aiming to connect the amazing Veteran workforce (Veterans, active military, and their spouses) with the best employers. We know that Veterans cannot be summed up on a resume. With ApplicantsPlus, Veterans can now create in-depth personal profiles consisting of their resume, social media links and a one-minute video cover letter that can be shared on any job application.

Makeovers That Matter's focus is to help female veterans women get back to work. MTM not only offers these women free hair, makeup and wardrobe counseling services to help them look interview ready, but the women have access to free counseling with an employment specialist who will help them to write resumes, teach them how to successfully interview for a potential position and learn about long term career opportunities as well as empowerment counseling to help instill the confidence they need to get back on their feet.

Amelia’s Closet is a faith-based, 100% volunteer-staffed 501(c)3 organization that helps reduce poverty in our communities by preparing women for sustainable employment.

The Employment Department offers job placement assistance, computer training, resume development, professional development workshops, interview preparation, and budget counseling. Veterans are interviewed by the Employment staff to assess their individual needs. If a Veteran is able to schedule an interview, employment counselors provide appropriate clothing for the interview from the 12th Avenue Thrift Store (shirts, ties, suit jackets, shoes, etc). TheEmployment Department can also provide for transportation needs in the form of gas or bus cards once the interview has been verified by the Employment staff.

The SSVF Program is designed for Veterans earning less than 50% of the area median income and who are in danger of losing their housing, or are homeless and want housing. Most SSVF eligible Veterans and their families have unsuitable housing and/or unfavorable financial or legal histories which present barriers to housing. Based on need, SSVF can provide or facilitate financial empowerment training, job readiness training, employment assistance, legal aid, transportation services, as well as assistance with utilities and deposits.

Vets.gov portal for disability, healthcare, education, housing, career and employment, life insurance, pension, and burial veteran benefits.

Information and resources from the Nashville Mayor's Office. 

Succeed in your transition from the military by connecting with a professional mentor through American Corporate Partners. Whether you are looking to enter the private sector in the coming months, actively job searching, or trying to advance in your current role, a mentor can help you achieve your career goals. More than 10,000 servicemembers and veterans have already completed their year-long mentorship with ACP, and 98% would recommend the program to fellow veterans.