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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…


Operation Hire: Veterans Feedback

This is a dedicated veteran page for Operation Hire.  Please share success stories as well as challenges you have overcome as you transitioned from military service to civilian employment.   **Comments Policy, once posted, we reserve the right to delete submissions that may contain inappropriate language, personal attacks of any kind, offensive comments that target or  Read More…


Operation Hire: Employer Feedback

This is a dedicated employer page for Operation Hire.  Please share success stories, tips for effective veteran recruitment and best practices for supporting veterans in the civilian work place. **Comments Policy, once posted, we reserve the right to delete submissions that may contain inappropriate language, personal attacks of any kind, offensive comments that target or disparage  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…


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…


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…


Reach Independence through Self-Employment (RISE) Program

For individuals eligible for services through the Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) and who are interested in starting their own business the RISE program can help explore the feasibility of self-employment as a realistic vocational option; develop a comprehensive business; receive individualized technical assistance; explore multiple funding sources; obtain market information to help select the right industry; and receive an assessment  Read More…


The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) protects service members’ reemployment rights when returning from a period of service in the uniformed services, including those called up from the reserves or National Guard, and prohibits employer discrimination based on military service or obligation. The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Veterans’ Employment and Training  Read More…


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