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Veteran Hiring Toolkit: Employer Resources

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. Syracuse University: Institute for Veterans and Military Families: Employer resources such as the  Read More…


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…


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 Veteran-Owned Small Business  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…


State Employment Veterans Credit and Credit for Service Connected Disability

Maryland State Careers for Veterans Maryland State Government appreciates the value of the experience you gained while serving our country.  This page contains resources Maryland provides to returning veterans – employment opportunities, veteran services, upcoming events and more. Am I eligible for veteran’s credit? Article – State Personnel and Pensions §7–207. (2)    (i)   An appointing authority shall apply  Read More…


Maryland Business Financing Programs

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…


Commercial Driver’s License Skills Test Waiver

Effective January 1, 2013, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) will have the ability to waive the driver skills test required in order to obtain a Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) for recently discharged service members who meet the following criteria: Individuals must have 2 years of experience driving vehicles as part  Read More…


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