One of the O'Malley-Brown Administration's 16 Strategic Goals is
full employment for veterans by the end of
2015. In alignment with this goal, state and local agencies, and private businesses are encouraged to participate in Operation Hire by incorporating or expanding
upon established veteran friendly hiring initiatives.
Starting June 1, businesses and agencies can visit the Operation
web page for more information and to register as a participant in Operation Hire. Hiring toolkits and veteran employment resources will be available online and for
100 days, the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs will share participant information and track hiring. In the early fall, businesses and agencies who participate in
Operation Hire will be recognized for their efforts.
“The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs is charged to serve our veteran community. We accomplish this mission by having the supports in place to help veterans
successfully obtain civilian employment,” said MDVA Secretary Edward Chow. “Employers must also have the resources they need to sustain their veteran work force. I
appeal to our state and local agency partners and the business community to participate in this worthy campaign.”
Operation Hire builds on the efforts of the O’Malley-Brown Administration to serve Maryland’s veterans. Last year, the O’Malley-Brown Administration proposed and
the General Assembly passed the Veterans Full Employment Act of 2013, which removes certain barriers to employment that service members often face when making the
transition from military service to the civilian workforce. The Act also expedites the process for certain occupational and professional licensing for recently discharged
veterans and spouses when a military family moves to Maryland.
To learn more and to register for Operation Hire, visit
our web page or call Dana Hendrickson, MDVA at 410-260-3842.
Operation Hire: Official Rules
Fact Sheet (PDF document, 347KB, download
Adobe Acrobat for free)
Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) Employer Tool Kit
Visit the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) website
Like MDVA on Facebook
Follow MDVA on Twitter: @MDVeterans, hashtag
Visit the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) Veterans Services