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Veterans' Employment Services
Veterans' Employment Services
Our team of military veterans is dedicated to creating new futures for eligible veterans and their spouses. By prioritizing their care through the Michigan Works! network, VES provides one-on-one career services designed to reduce or eliminate barriers into the workforce.
If you are a veteran needing a job - or an employer looking to hire a veteran - we can help!
Events and Webinars
Employment Readiness Series
To view our previous Employment Readiness series webinars and informational videos, visit our VES Employment Readiness Series Resources.
Employer 101: Registered Apprenticeship Programs
Missed the employer webinar on engaging Veterans in Registered Apprenticeship Programs?
Catch up on what apprenticeships offer employers - a highly skilled, diverse workforce with fewer turnover costs.
Watch the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity and its Veterans' Employment Services team talk about the benefits of Registered Apprenticeships in this webinar.
Veteran 101: Registered Apprenticeships
Learn about what apprenticeships offer career seekers.
Watch the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity and its Veterans' Employment Services team talk about the benefits of Registered Apprenticeships in this video.
Local Veterans' Employment Representatives (LVER)
Local Veterans' Employment Representatives help employers take advantage of the many benefits that come with hiring veterans.
Michigan Citizen Reentry Initiative (MiCRI)
The Michigan Citizen Reentry Initiative (MiCRI) is designed to reduce recidivism among returning citizens and increase their successful participation in employment and training opportunities.
Michigan Incarcerated Veterans' In-Reach Program (MIVIP)
The Michigan Incarcerated Veterans’ In-Reach Program (MIVIP) helps provide pre-release education, employment assistance and career guidance to incarcerated veterans at seven correctional facilities in Michigan.
Please visit your local Michigan Works! One-Stop Service Center for more information.
Find a service center near you or call 800-285-WORKS (9675)
Newsletter & Success Stories
Through advocacy, community outreach, engagement and encouragement, our “veterans helping veterans” approach allows us to make a daily difference in the lives of Michigan veterans and their families. The Veterans’ Employment Services (VES) Newsletter and VES Success Stories help illustrate the variety of services our team can provide.
VES partners with Peckham to place veterans into careers
Local Veterans' Employment Representative (LVER) Fred Pittman partnered with Veteran Services Specialist Matt Urhammer from Peckham, Inc. in February 2023 to help Peckham fill their job openings with veteran talent.