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Rehabilitation Services to Help Veterans Return to Work

Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services ​The Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services offers programs and services that help people with disabilities go to work.   It is an agency of the Maryland State Department of Education.  Rehabilitative Services is composed of the public vocational rehabilitation program and the Disability Determination Services.  Learn more about how the Division of Rehabilitative Services  Read More…


Veteran Owned Small Business and Maryland State Procurement

The following information is provided for veteran owned small business owners as well as for veterans interested in starting their own businesses. Veteran Owned Small Business Participation in Maryland State Procurement Effective October 1, 2015, each Maryland state agency must structure its procurement procedures to try to achieve an overall minimum of 1% of its  Read More…


Operation Hire Maryland

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The mission of Operation Hire Maryland is to create an ongoing program which supports employers as they develop or expand upon their veteran hiring and retention initiatives.   Through the collaboration and efforts of Operation Hire Maryland participants, a veteran friendly business network will be established to share best practices and proven methods for veteran recruitment, hiring, on  Read More…


Veteran Employer Tool Kit

The following is a list of resources designed to support employers as they incorporate veteran hiring into existing recruitment practices.  Employers, both public and private, are encouraged to visit these resources to help with recruitment, hiring, retention, and ongoing support, of veterans.  A number of community based organizations who are now Operation Hire Partners are  Read More…


MDVA Volunteer Opportunities

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Throughout the year, Charlotte Hall Veterans Home has over 400 active volunteers, including individuals and Veteran and Community Organizations. Volunteers contribute in customer service areas by assisting residents with activities such as arts and crafts projects, collecting information for oral history interviews with residents, running bingo, conducting religious services, computer mentors,  Read More…


Expedited Licensing: Veterans Full Employment Act of 2013

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On April 17, 2013, the Veterans Full Employment Act of 2013 was signed.   The new law took effect July 1, 2013. The Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing and Commissioner of Financial Regulation are dedicated to assisting recently discharged veterans and spouses of currently serving members of the United States Armed Forces, including active duty reservists and  Read More…


Jobs for Veterans: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

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The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation facilitates the Maryland Jobs for Veterans Program.  Veterans services representatives, specifically Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Placement Specialists and Local Veterans’ Employment Representatives, commonly referred to as DVOPs and LVERs, provide specialized employment services to veterans. Local Veterans’ Employment Representatives Veterans have highly marketable skills and experience. LVERs work  Read More…


State Employment Opportunities for Veterans

A number of  opportunities exist for veterans in Maryland including point preference for state employment.  The appointing authority for skilled and professional appointments will award a credit of ten points on any selection test to: an eligible veteran; the spouse of an eligible veteran who has a service connected disability; or the surviving spouse of a deceased eligible  Read More…


Maryland Business Financing Programs

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The Maryland Department of Commerce offers a number of financing programs to assist the state’s business community. Specific financing programs for small business clients include the following: Community Development Block Grant Program- dispersed to a local jurisdiction in the form of a conditional grant and then used for public improvements or loaned to a business Maryland Economic Adjustment  Read More…


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