Recruit and Hire Veterans
The success of your business depends upon the quality of your employees. But finding the best people for your workforce can be costly and time consuming. The Illinois Department of Employment Security has a solution for reducing cost and risk at the front end of your recruitment efforts: Hire a Veteran First.
By hiring a U.S. Veteran not only are you receiving a highly trained employee with a solid work ethic and proven skills, you qualify your business for
tax credits to incentivize hiring a veteran. Also, IDES can help you recruit veterans through our trained Veteran Representatives or via our online labor exchange system
IllinoisJobLink.com Our tools to help hire veterans are: Is your company a federal contractor?
IDES can assist with your employment compliance efforts.
Find Veteran Employees
- Setup a free
IllinoisJobLink.com account, learn how to use it, and search for veteran employees
- Subscribe to our events including job fairs and workshops
tax credits of up to $9,600 to incentivize hiring a veteran, using the Work Opportunity Tax Credit or the Illinois Veteran's Tax Credit
- Veteran hiring toolkit called the
Illinois Hires Heroes Consortium
For more information on hiring Vets:
Employ Illinois Veterans
- Register with Illinois JobLink where employers can find qualified candidates to fill their current job openings and requirements.
- For additional veterans services and links, please visit:
IDES Veteran Services.
If you would like to learn more about federal, state, and local benefits and resources available for Veterans visit the
Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs to find the Veteran Service Officer nearest you.