Veterans and military families welcome.

We proudly serve those who have served by helping transitioning military members, veterans, and their families engage with top Ohio organizations. Put your sense of duty and valuable experiences to work with one of the 8,000+ registered military-friendly Ohio employers that are ready to support you.


Ohio, the military-friendly state.

Ohio is home to many retired, enlisted, and aspiring military leaders. Through programs, services, opportunities, legislation, and more, Ohio is committed to the needs of service members and their families.

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largest veteran population

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veteran-owned businesses

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registered military-friendly employers

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major VA medical centers
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Department of Labor Medallion award-winning employers in 2022

Build a career and home in Ohio.

Ohio offers a number of supporting resources, such as tax-free military retirement income, countless military recreational discounts, a Veterans Service Office in every county, and so much more. Discover the many ways Ohio is the right state for you.

Veteran & Transitioning Military Support

Station yourself in Ohio, and we’ll directly connect you with public and private sector employers looking to hire military and veterans with your unique skills, experience, and security clearances. You’ll enjoy Ohio’s tax-free military retirement income, countless military recreational discounts, and a Veterans Service Office in every county. The Ohio Department of Veterans Services is always available to help you navigate available benefits and resources.

Military Family Support

Ohio is breaking down employment barriers for military families. With the passing of recent Ohio legislation, military members and their spouses can now utilize certain state occupational licenses from other states immediately, with no waiting period. Ohio was also designated as a Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone in 2021, providing employment support and advocacy to the military spouse community.

Higher Education Support

The Ohio Values Veterans initiative ensures veterans in Ohio receive the appropriate college credit and credentialing for their military training and experience. Through the Ohio GI Promise, veterans and their dependents from anywhere in the country can skip the 12-month residency requirement and attend Ohio’s public colleges and universities at in-state tuition rates.

Military Crosswalk Search

Curious how your military training might translate? Us too! Try out O-Net’s Military Crosswalk Search, a helpful resource that aligns your military occupational classification (MOC) with positions in the civilian world.

Hilton Honors™ Military Program

Ohio proudly participates in the Hilton Honors™ Military Program, which provides up to 100,000 hotel points to transitioning service members, veterans and their families to support needed travel for verifiable employment-related activities. This can include travel to Ohio for a job search, an interview, job training, a housing search, etc. Find more information on the program and apply here.

Check out the Ohio Military-Friendly Guide for more information on Ohio’s programs.