This page lists local, state and federal employment resources for veterans.

DORA Military and Veterans Programs Website

The DORA Military and Veterans Program website offers Active Duty, Reserves, National Guard, Military Spouses and Veterans pathways to professional licensure and customer information.

Colorado State Employment Benefits

Employment Assistance: State employees receive 15 days of paid Military leave annually.

Eligibility: Colorado National Guard or Reserve member.

Unemployment Compensation

Unemployment insurance is a program to pay benefits and help workers who have lost their job through no fault of their own.

Call 1-800-388-5515 or 303-318-9000 for more information.

Career Assistance for Veterans

Colorado offers career assistance to all individuals who are eligible for Veteran's services. Each workforce center location across the state provides Veterans with priority of service for employment, training, and placement services. Each workforce center is staffed with a local veterans employment representative who is there to assist. For more information, contact your local workforce center.

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) resources for Veterans

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) and our American Job Center (AJC) partners are proud to offer career assistance to those who have served in the U.S. armed forces and to other individuals who are eligible for Veteran's priority of service.

CDLE and the AJC's utilize the Connecting Colorado website as our primary website for jobseekers and employers. Once registered as a user, you will receive job matching from this statewide database. Other resources offered include but are not limited to:

  • Assistance in developing and customizing resumes and cover letters
  • Job search guidance
  • Information on licensure, certification ,apprenticeship and training programs
  • Information on rights and priority for Veterans
  • Direct referrals to job openings
  • Customized job development
  • Job fairs and hiring events
  • Referrals to other agencies for additional assistance and services
  • Resource rooms in AJC's with free use of computers, fax machines, telephones and copy machines

USA Jobs

The Federal government uses the USA Jobs website as their official jobs list. Shown are employment search, information center, veteran information and forms.

VA for Vets

VA for Vets facilitates the re-entry, retention and hiring of Veteran employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). We offer career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and re-entry support for military service members. VA for Vets is your gateway to a rewarding career serving our nation's Veterans.

The Department of Military & Veterans Affairs provides our communities, state, and nation a ready military force for national defense and state emergency response. In addition, we provide assistance to our Colorado Veterans. The Department of Military &, Veterans Affairs operates in coordination with Federal as well as State resources and guidelines.

Interview Tips

Assuming you're qualified for the job, the outcome of your employment interview will be dependent on your ability to discover needs and empathize with the interviewer. To learn more download our Interview Tips document to help prepare yourself for you next interview.

Volunteers of America

Education, employment and other support services for veterans and their families.

2660 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80205
Brad Allen 303-297-0408

Additional Resources


American Corporate Program - Veterans Mentoring

Army Family and MWR Career Opportunities

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

Colorado Springs Help Wanted

Colorado State Government Job Announcements

CU Denver Career Center

Enable America

Feds Hire Vets

For Disabled American Veterans - Free service to post resumes and see job listings

Helmets to Hardhats

Military Officers Association of America

Recruit Military

Return 2 Work

Silent Professionals

USA Jobs

USAF - NAF Job Listings