Transition & Employment Services

When you leave military service behind, the transition to civilian life can often be turbulent. From understanding how your military skills translate to the civilian world, to facing the world of resumes and stressful interviews, the VFW's Transition and Employment services are committed to providing all service members and veterans with the resources and assistance they need to find a job befitting of their skills and military service.

Knowing what civilian employers are looking for helps the VFW provide you with resume and interview tips that really work. We're dedicated to providing you with key resources and services designed specifically to help you find meaningful work!

Veteran Employment Tools (VET) Program

Are you a veteran who is...

  • Interested in an automotive technician career?
  • Honorably Discharged?
  • Transitioning or recently (within one year) separated from the military?
  • Has at least 4-6 years of experience and have relevant work experience from MOS-related fields?
  • Available to begin work within 30 days from a position start date?
  • In need of assistance to purchase the required toolkit to gain employment?

Transitioning veterans in skilled trades often face the burden of having the technical experience, but not the financial means to afford career-specific tool sets which can often run $5,000 or more. To help address this problem, the VFW has created a pilot program, the Veteran Employment Tools (VET) Program, which will award up to 20 veterans interested in an automotive technician career with a custom Snap-on tool kit, worth an estimated $5,000. We're working with UPS who is currently hiring automotive technicians in markets across the nation, to help ensure transitioning veterans fill some of those positions. Once a selected veteran is hired, UPS will ship the tool kits directly to the veteran so they're ready for their first day of work. 

To apply, submit your DD-214 and a brief 250-500 word statement of what this type of opportunity would mean in your pursuit of a career to lrolf@vfw.org. Qualified applicants will then be contacted by a VFW staff member with instructions on potential employment opportunities in the automotive technician career field.



NJ Department of Labor Openings


Variety of Job Openings are available directly on the Department of Labor website

NJ TRANSIT is hiring!


The NJ TRANSIT Government & Community Relations team would like to make you and your constituents aware of a wide variety of open positions we are recruiting for throughout the state.

Please share the following essential details with your constituents:


Bus Operator & Operations Roles – Our Surface Transit group operates hundreds of bus lines across the state and seeks applicants for various bus driver, bus mechanic, and serviceperson positions. We are currently offering up to a $6,000 signing bonus for CDL license holders (and $3,000 for CDL permit holders).

 Please visit https://www.njtransit.com/drive for more details. A flyer is available upon request.

 Mechanics & Facilities Positions – We are always recruiting and hiring qualified talent to maintain, repair, and manage our vehicles and facilities. There are many available positions across our rail, bus, light rail, and paratransit business lines listed on www.njtransit.com/careers.

 Corporate Positions – We are actively recruiting for a wide variety of corporate and office positions in our Newark headquarters and other locations, including careers in Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Customer Service, Engineering, Capital Projects, and Procurement. These positions can be found on www.njtransit.com/careers.


Amazon Retraining 

What is AWS Educate?

AWS Educate supports U.S. veterans, transitioning military personnel, and their spouses with access to the cloud resources needed to pursue jobs in the high-demand, cloud computing space. AWS Educate provides U.S. Veterans access to AWS Promotional Credit, cloud computing resources, and the option to learn skills based on a desired career path.

Members of AWS Educate’s military community receive 50% off instructor-led AWS Training to learn in-demand cloud skills in top cloud careers. Click Here to Learn More and Apply



Amazon Military SkillBridge

The Amazon Global Military Affairs (GMA) team established the Amazon Military SkillBridge (AMSB)  program, through the collaborative efforts of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) by making the company an approved DoD SkillBridge provider. Amazon can now provide military members, who are separating within 180 days of service, with fellowship & apprenticeship opportunities in a variety of different Amazon roles. The goal for GMA is to train and extend full time offers to AMSB participants, just in time for their military transition into the civilian sector. 


Step 1: Receive approval from your military installation chain of command to participate in the program. To learn more about the DoD SkillBridge program and to learn how to apply with your service branch, visit the website here: dodskillbridge.usalearning.gov


Step 2: Apply for AMSB opportunities listed below. To learn about the AMSB program and application process, register for an Amazon Military Affairs Webinar here: amazonmilitarywebinarseries.splashthat.com


Questions?: militaryskillbridge@amazon.com