The NYC Department of Veterans' Services (DVS) supports businesses and organizations that hire veterans. DVS connects employers to resources that will help the service member on their staff succeed in their post-military careers:
Connect to employer support services by filling out the form on our Contact page:
See below for a list of employer support resources:
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Hire a Veteran
Tax Credit for Hiring a Veteran
Federal Tax Credit
NYS Tax Credit
A NYS tax credit is available to businesses who
Businesses can claim the credit in the tax year in which the qualified veteran completes one year of employment. The credit may be claimed for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2015, but before January 1, 2023.
Support for Employers with Active-Duty Employees
The Unemployed/Underemployed Worker Training (UWT) Program awards funding for occupational skills training to unemployed/underemployed workers to qualify them for full-time employment (35-hours per week or more); part-time employment; and/or a higher level of employment.
The method of selection for the UWT program will be based on a point system, with the Program Design worth 80% of the total score and the Program Cost worth 20% of the total score. Additional points in scoring will be given to applications that train unemployed/ underemployed individuals in priority populations, including veterans.
UWT Program Awards may not exceed $250,000 per applicant.
For additional information on registration and prequalification, please log on to the Grants Gateway website at grantsgateway.ny.gov.
Support a Veteran Employee in Crisis
The Mental Health First Aid training provides proven practices to help you recognize the early signs and symptoms of mental illness, substance abuse, and suicidal tendencies.
DVS has helped to create a veteran-specific version of Mental Health First Aid training, designed to address the unique mental health challenges veterans may experience. Employers who participate in the training will learn how to provide support to a veteran employee experiencing a mental health crisis.
After completing the training, you receive a three-year certification in Mental Health First Aid. Each course lasts eight hours. The trainings are scheduled regularly in all five boroughs, even on weekends.
To register for a veteran/military service member Mental Health First Aid training course, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-416-5250.