KyVets Employment Resources

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Introduction​​​

  Veteran employment is one of the largest and most critical barriers faced by both the recently discharged and aging veteran population. The KYVets program is working hard to identify and create a network of employers, both small business and large corporations, of which are dedicated to hiring veterans. The program utilizes a skills-based program to match unemployed or underemployed veterans to the appropriate business seeking to hire. I naddition to the referral process of the program, KyVETS incorporates numerous tools and resources for job seekers, as well as employers who want high quality applicants.

  The program assists with workforce training, resume assistance and interview skills enhancement for veterans, service members and their spouses or dependents, who are looking for work, transitioning out of the military or changing careers. Additionally, the program conducts seminars for employers on the advantages of employing veterans.

  KYVets also partners with Department of Defense- Skill-Bridge program and federal and state work development agencies.​


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​​The Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs has openings at our Veterans Cemeteries in Greenup, Hardin, and Christian Counties.  

Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North-East - Greenup, County
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West - Hopkinsville​


Office of Kentucky Veterans Centers located in Hardin, Hopkins, and Jessamine Counties have career opportunities and offer : 

Competitive Pay/Benefits Package

Superb Work Environment

The reward of Serving our Nation's Veterans ​

Please visit their website for more information​ Kentucky Veterans Centers​

Carl Brashear Veterans Center, Radcliff, KY 

Licensed Practical Nurse - Radcliff KY

LPN Supervisor-Coordinator 

Nurse Aide State Registered I​

Safety Coordinator

Housekeeper positions​


All positions with KDVA are listed under GENERAL GOVERNMENT CABINET on the Personnel Cabinets Website, ​​​​​


​​​​​​Federal and State Resources

There are a wide variety of benefits offered by the federal government to Kentucky Veterans. Take a look below and see how we can help you get access to the benefits you deserve.​

Department of Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture provides many opportunities to Veterans in the areas of employment, education, and entrepreneurship. In addition to the nation's ongoing need for farmers and those interested in agriculture, the USDA affords many Veterans the opportunity to start their own businesses through grants and financing opportunities.

Learn more about their Veterans Initiative and being a New Farmer

 Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development is working with the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture to develop the Kentucky Agriculture Relief Program. This program will help farmers in Kentucky access needed farm supplies from local farm retailers following the disasters experienced in many areas of Kentucky on December 10 and 11, and January 1, 2022. Farm retailers in the program will receive funds to offset the costs of such supplies for farmers.

Kentucky AgVets Program

Connecting Kentucky Veterans to Agriculture Opportunities program! Through this program, we are working with key organizations throughout Kentucky to provide educational opportunities, hands-on training, and access to funding resources. Our main goal is to make sure veterans and active-duty service members have access to the training, education, and funding resources needed for their current or future operations.

For more information or to learn how you can be a part of this new program, please sign up below or contact Kellie Padgett, KCARD Business Development Specialist, at kpadgett@kcard.info or at (859) 550-3972. ​


Department of Defense

The Office of Warrior Care Policy supports wounded, ill, and injured Service members to recover and reintegrate or transition to civilian life through education and employment initiatives, internships, military adaptive sports, recovery service coordination, and homeless prevention programs.

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Department of Education

Service members, Veterans, and their dependents receive guidance and in some cases education benefits, loans, loan forgiveness, grants, and information about college accreditation.

Learn more

​Department of Labor

Provides Service members, Veterans, and their spouses with employment resources and expertise, such as preparing for meaningful careers and protecting their employment rights.

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Office of Personnel Management

Provides Federal employment and retirement information, an employment fair and workshop event calendar, and employment-related links and resources.

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Small Business Administration

Provides training, mentoring, business preparation, government contracting information, and other small business resources for transitioning Servicemembers and Veterans.

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