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If you are a Veteran in crisis, help is available. Call the Veteran Crisis Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and Press 1.

The SC Department of Veterans' Affairs is conducting an anonymous survey for Veterans. Your feedback is appreciated. CLICK HERE to take the survey.

Employment Programs

A. U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

B. Operation Palmetto Employment

C. Veterans Hiring Programs:

  1. Veterans ASCEND
  2. Hire a Hero
  3. Helmets to Hard Hats
  4. USAJobs
  5. VetJobs

Veterans' Re-employment Rights
The Federal Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act (USERRA), enacted in October 1994, provides re-employment protection and other benefits for veterans and employees who perform military service. It clarifies the rights and responsibilities of National Guard and Reserve members, as well as their civilian employers. USERRA was significantly updated in 1996 and 1998 and applies almost universally to all employers, regardless of the size of their business.

Contact the US Department of Labor at 1.866.487.2365, or the US Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves (ESGR) at 1.800.336.4590, or visit their website.