Jobs and Other Resources for Unemployed Veterans

Readers tell Patch about job fairs, job postings and other resources across the region to help veterans.

This story was updated Thursday at 12:00 p.m. to reflect job opportunities for veterans in Perry Hall and Annapolis.

A recent series of Patch stories reporting the difficult situations faced by veterans without jobs triggered responses from across the region offering reactions and ideas for help.

Do you have a job opening or idea for how veterans can find jobs in Maryland? Tell us in comments.

Here’s a roundup of what we’ve heard from you:

Howard County Department of Fire & Rescue Services: Spokeswoman Jackie Cutler wrote to Patch that the department will be specifically asking military veterans to apply to its next training class.

“Several members of our department are veterans, and it’s something that we really felt the need to focus on, given the challenges they face once returning home from service," she wrote.

Cutler said application dates and additional information on the next training class will be available in the coming days at hcdfrs.org

Programs to Help Veterans Transition to Civilian Life: , a Navy veteran who now works for Booz Allen Hamilton, writes that veterans should investigate getting involved with two organizations: American Corporate Partners, in which vets are paired one-on-one with a mentor in the corporate world, and Team Red, White, and Blue, which seeks to pair vets with members of their community to help the transition back into civilian life.

Upcoming Job Fairs: Patch user posted about an upcoming “Hiring our Heroes” job fair aimed at military job seekers and their spouses. The fair, produced by RecruitMilitary, with the American Legion, will be held May 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium, 1101 Russell St., Baltimore, MD 21230

To get on a mailing list of upcoming job fairs and job opportunities for veterans in Maryland, email mdveteransinfo@mdva.state.md.us

All upcoming job fairs in Maryland can be found here.

Other Job Leads

•  encourages veterans to check out this job opening for police assistants in Baltimore County.

• D H Moving & Storage, Inc contacted Patch after reading about unemployed veterans. The Elkridge-based company is looking for movers. Contact President Sean J. O’Malley at (410) 525-2300 or (410) 977-0968 or at SeanO@DHMoving.com 

• Chesapeake Building Maintenance, based in Perry Hall, also expressed interest in hiring a veteran following this series. More information about their opening can be found here on Craigslist. Applicants may also email company president Matthew Davis at info@chesapeakebuildingmaintenance.com.

• , a popular Annapolis eatery, is interested in receiving resumes from veterans. For more information, call (410)-267-0229 or email grumpscafe@comcast.net.

• MilitaryVetJobs.com is a place where veterans can post resumes for employers to view and look for jobs.

• Every county in Maryland has a One-Stop Career Center that has a representative dedicated specifically to helping veterans find jobs.

 --Disney has a program to directly hire vets in a special campaign.

wendyknight May 10, 2012 at 10:48 AM
Earning a college degree from High Speed Universities online is one of the most effective ways for individuals to improve the quality of life for themselves and their families
April Rose May 10, 2012 at 01:56 PM
NMR Consulting is hiring! We look to fill our positions with Veterans whenever possible! Current openings available in the Fort Meade and Edgewood/Aberdeen area. Positions: IT Security Specialist IV, Event Technician II, Help Desk Specialist II - All in Fort Meade. Current clearance required. Positions: .NET Developer, Help Desk Technician II, Requirements Analyst, Senior IT Program Manager - Edgewood/Aberdeen area. Follow NMR Consulting on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Email your resume for consideration: arose@NMRConsulting.com www.NMRConsulting.com EOE
Tim Bojanowski May 10, 2012 at 02:12 PM
Small business tip from a local lawyer... Hire a veteran and take advantage of a current federal tax incentive. http://www.scholnicklaw.com/2012/05/maryland-lawyer-business-tipswindow-closing-on-great-tax-credit-opportunity-for-businesses/
Jeff Hawkins May 10, 2012 at 02:22 PM
F.O. Day Construction & Paving located on Gude Drive, Rockville MD is hiring drivers, must have CDL license.
Lisa Rossi (Editor) May 10, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Awesome tips! Keep 'em coming!
Emily Kimball May 10, 2012 at 02:29 PM
I was told that this Perry Hall company is very interested in hiring a veteran. Here is their Craigslist ad - http://baltimore.craigslist.org/lab/2996947022.html
Thea Warner May 10, 2012 at 03:35 PM
I was just reading that Amazon hires a good number of veterans for a variety of jobs/careers (note: I do not work for Amazon) :-)
diana bowen April 19, 2013 at 09:33 PM
Powerwash company hiring for immediate interview call 410-399-9551. Must have own transportation reliable honest. Located in Belair


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