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Transition Assistance

MVAA is dedicated to assisting service members as they transition from the armed forces to Michigan's civilian workforce. This includes aide in identifying occupations that align with military skills and specializations, conducting job searches and applying for jobs. The following websites also provide valuable resources for veterans as they seek to begin new careers.

If you're transitioning out of the military and planning your next phase of life, the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency is here to serve you. If you're from Michigan, we want you back. If you're not from Michigan, we ask that you take some time to consider the many opportunities our Great Lakes State has to offer - opportunities to live, raise a family, work and retire in the nation's 10th largest state. Your service instilled special attributes and skills in you. We want you here in Michigan. Read on … and call us at 800-MICH-VET (800-642-4838) with any questions. Click here for more information.

    A nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting veterans in their transition from the armed services to the civilian workforce. With the help of business professionals nationwide, ACP offers veterans tools for long-term career development through mentoring, career counseling and networking opportunities.

    Read more about American Corporate Partners



    Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration, this website includes a military-to-civilian job search and links to additional benefits and assistance.

    Read more about CareerOneStop Veterans ReEmployment



    This site includes information on pay and allowances, wounded warrior claims and tax documents for military personnel. Military employment verification is also available through this site.

    Read more about Defense Finance and Accounting Service



    An agency within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs that promotes cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component members and their civilian employers and works to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment.

    Read more about Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve



    A nonprofit organization that serves as a bridge to rewarding careers for returning veterans and their spouses through personalized employment training and corporate engagement. Hire Heroes USA specialize in career placement of wounded or disabled veterans. 

    Read more about Hire Heroes USA



    A 24/7, toll-free information and referral telephone service available worldwide to active duty, Reserve and National Guard military members and their families. It provides assistance with parenting and childcare, education, relocation, financial and legal concerns, health and fitness, addiction and recovery, adult or child special needs, military life, work concerns, crisis support, elder care and TRICARE. Services are available online or by calling 800-342-9647.

    Read more about Military OneSource