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Insurance Producer License Exam Reimbursement For Eligible Veterans

Commissioner Al Redmer Jr. announced on October 5, 2017 the Maryland Insurance Administration has been approved for participation in the GI Bill Reimbursement Program. The innovative program, spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, reimburses veterans for the costs of approved licensing and certification tests required to become a Maryland insurance producer. Maryland is  Read More…


Hire Our Veterans Act of 2017: Employer Income Tax Credit

A Maryland Department of Commerce Program, The Hire Our Veterans Tax Credit provides a state income tax credit to small businesses for hiring qualified veterans based on wages paid to those veteran employees. BENEFITS A Maryland employer may qualify for an income tax credit equal to 30% of up to the first $6,000 of wages  Read More…


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…


Doing Business With The State Of Maryland

Attention Veteran Owned and Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Owners: Please see eMaryland Marketplace for a full listing of contracting opportunities with the State of Maryland Departments and Agencies.  For more opportunities and information for veteran owned small business owners visit the Department of General Services. The partial list below may be of particular interest to veteran owned  Read More…


Veteran Owned Small Business and Maryland State Procurement

  Are you seeking a veteran owned small business or service disabled veteran owned small business in Maryland?  If so, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Vendor Information Pages for a listing.       Veteran Owned Small Business Participation in Maryland State Procurement Effective October 1,  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

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…


Employment Resources

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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…


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