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Why VA? As a Veteran, you understand the perspectives of the Veterans who have earned the benefits and health services that VA provides.
Continue serving your nation.
You served an invaluable role in the military, preserving our nation’s freedom. You can continue your public service by helping Veterans and their families secure the best care possible.

Work with fellow Veterans.
You will work with and for men and women who have worn the uniform and share your commitment. More than 100,000 Veterans come to work at VA every day, with the same mission: to care for Veterans and their families. 

Enjoy meaningful and fulfilling work.
As a Veteran, you bring unique insight and experience that is vital to our ability to deliver world-class services to Veterans and their families.
Benefit from the stability and support of federal employment.
As a VA employee, you will have all the advantages of working for the government as well as diverse opportunities that will challenge you every day. Learn more about the benefits​ available for all federal employees.
Contribute to a diverse workforce. 
VA welcomes talented men and women from all races, ethnicities, religions and professional backgrounds.* A diverse workforce, representative of our nation’s diversity, is critical to serving Veterans who come from all walks of life. 

Find Support for Disabled Veterans.
Nearly 10 percent of VA employees are Veterans with disabilities. VA works hard to quickly identify and address any barriers to ensure equal employment and opportunities for Veterans. Veterans with service-connected disabilities can find resources like vocational counseling, evaluation and rehabilitation services, independent living opportunities and job training through the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Vet Success program​.

Footnote: *Visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to learn more about VA's diversity initiatives, including the REACH for Diversity Campaign and Toolkit, VAluing Diversity Newsletter and the Diversity Awards Program.
Pursuant to the Secretary’s Equal Employment Opportunity, Diversity and No FEAR Policy Statement (July 2010), VA will not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, or retaliation for opposing discriminatory practices or participating in the discrimination complaint process. In addition, the VA will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and for religious practices, as provided by the applicable laws and procedures.

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Veterans' Preference and Special Hiring Authorities

The federal hiring process gives special consideration to Veterans with disabilities. Learn more about Veterans' Preference and Special Hiring Authorities.