Transitioning from the military to civilian life can be challenging, but the construction industry offers an excellent career choice for veterans. The military instills discipline, teamwork, and a strong work ethic, which align perfectly with the demands of construction. A career in construction provides a tangible and fulfilling path, allowing veterans to apply their experience, work ethic, and teamwork skills while making a lasting impact. It’s a chance to continue serving their communities while enjoying stability and growth in a rewarding field.
As an Army Veteran with two tours in Iraq, I learned quickly the value of well-placed logistics support. The construction industry was a natural fit for me coming out of active duty service. I started with United Site Services, working with my customers to prepare and support well planned jobsites, meeting their temporary needs for sanitation with a wide variety of options.
Resources for Veterans
More than half of ABC member contractors are actively recruiting active military personnel and veterans. Service men and women will be able to translate their skills into high-wage construction careers through connections to GI Bill education benefits, alignment with military training that fast-tracks qualifying for NCCER credentials, free online courses and more.
The HIRE Vets Medallion Program is an employer recognition program administered by the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS). Through the program, VETS accepts voluntary applications from employers for the HIRE Vets Medallion Award beginning on January 31 of each calendar year. The Award recognizes employers who hire and retain veterans, including their efforts to establish employee development programs and veteran specific benefits to improve retention.
Solar Ready Vets Network, a program that connects transitioning military service members and veterans with career opportunities in the solar industry.
Military service provides the leadership abilities and technical skills that solar companies value highly. While some veterans begin with entry-level jobs and move up the ranks, others transition directly to advanced leadership roles within this rapidly growing industry.
We’ve put together a list of careers in construction. It’s an ever growing list, but it’s a great place to start if you’re interestd in exploring careers!
We have put together a list of companies with operations in New Hampshire and Vermont. Browse the list and visit their individual company pages to see who is hiring.
Resources for Employers Hiring or Working With Veterans
The NH Veteran-Friendly Business Network is made up of businesses, organizations, colleges and schools in New Hampshire that the NH Department of Military Affairs and Veterans Services and NH Employment Security have recognized for their policies and practices that serve to honor, fortify, empower, and positively impact the lives of NH Service members, Veterans and their families.
The Vermont Department of Labor’s Veteran Services Coordinators are veterans themselves and are available to assist transitioning veterans in their job search and help employers find qualified veterans to fill vacancies at their companies.