While ESGR’s mission is to educate Service members and Employers on their USERRA rights, mediate conflicts, and recognize supportive employers, ESGR appreciates the unique skills a Guard or Reserve Service member can bring to a civilian employer.
Guard and Reserve members seeking new employment may benefit from the following resources:
Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration program Center for Excellence, with the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State features an Employment Resource guide with information and links covering many aspects of employment including career exploration, interviewing, resume writing, networking, job search, and military skills translation.
American Job Centers There are 2,400 Department of Labor American Job Centers located throughout the states and territories, providing local assistance job seekers and employers. The centers offer Guardsmen, Reservists, and Veterans access to career and financial counseling, résumé and interviewing assistance, education and retraining, job search methods, registered apprenticeships, and a vast employer network. Certain locations also provide access to on-site financial advisors. Employers receive labor market counseling, interview and job seeker selection tips, a vast job seeker network, and subsidies for hiring Veterans.
Military OneSource The Joint National Guard Employment Support Program page on Military OneSource provides a range of resources on finding new employment and returning to work after service.
USA Jobs USA Jobs details how Guard and Reserve members can apply for specific federal roles.
The Army Reserve Private Public Partnership (P3) Program The Army Reserve P3 program provides links to job search platforms and mentorship opportunities.