DAV’s employment program connects employers with military veterans and their spouses seeking meaningful employment opportunities. We have access to one of America’s largest database of military veterans and spouses, and can assist your company with finding highly qualified candidates.

Please register to be contacted by a DAV representative.



Hiring Guide ImageMore and more employers are stepping up to hire veterans with disabilities. The nearly 4 million veterans with a service-connected disability are among the most resilient members of society, having served in the military and overcome diversity.


The purpose of the DAV’s Employer Awards Program is to provide public recognition to those employers who demonstrate by their employment policies, hiring practices and community outreach that they have an unwavering commitment and passion to ensure all veterans obtain suitable employment to care for themselves and their families – and have the opportunity to live life with respect and dignity.

Evaluation criteria includes the strength of the company’s veteran recruiting/hiring efforts, retention and career-building efforts, company policies toward disabled veterans, active-duty, and veteran employees, and community outreach initiatives to support all veterans in communities where the business operates.

Three award winners will be selected from the nominations submitted: The DAV Small Employer of the Year Award will be given to an employer with 1 to 249 employees, the DAV Midsize Employer of the Year Award will be given to an employer with 250 to 999 employees, and the DAV Large Employer of the Year Award will be given to an employer with more than 1000 employees.

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2021 Recipients

Large – Duke Energy Corporation

Midsize – GeoStabilization International

Small – VSO (Virtual Service Operations)


2020 Recipients

Large – Cargill Inc.

Midsize – Berry Aviation Inc.

Small – Colossal Contracting LLC


2019 Recipients

Large – Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII)

Midsize – Veracity Research Company Investigations (VRC)

Small – Americom Technologies Group (ATG)


2018 Recipients

Large – DaVita

Midsize – Airbus Helicopters North America

Small – JMA Solutions


2017 Recipients

Large – Bell Helicopter

Midsize – Elizabeth Hospice

Small – Professional Solutions Delivered, LLC

Work Opportunity Tax Credit is a Federal tax credit available to employers who hire and retain veterans and individuals from other target groups. Click here to learn more.

Resources for HR professionals to engage with veterans and onboard them into their workforce.

Employing Veterans: Digital Toolkit
Veterans At Work Certificate
Employing Abilities @Work Certificate

If your company or organization is interested in working with a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) or Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB), please contact us at employment@dav.org.