Google Offers Veterans Specialized Job Search Tools

Supporting our military service members and their spouses

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Explore tools and resources designed to help you transition from military to civilian life

Supporting our military service members and their spouses
Explore tools and resources designed to help you transition from military to civilian life

Grow with Google is an initiative to create economic opportunities for all Americans and help them access the best of Google’s training and tools to grow their skills, careers, and businesses.

For military service personnel, transitioning to civilian life can be very difficult. Many people begin their job searches on Google, so we started with Search to help those who have served and their families.

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Google helps transitioning service members and veterans prepare for whatever’s next.

You can search “jobs for veterans” on Google and enter your military occupational specialty code (MOS, AFSC, NEC or rating) to see relevant civilian jobs that require similar skills to those used in your military roles.

Army veteran, Daniel Sotoamaya, was among the first people to test Google’s military code job search tool. Daniel entered the U.S. Army at 17 years old with no work experience and left as a senior leader. During his transition out of the military, the USO provided support and guidance, and introduced Daniel to Grow with Google. The military code job search tool helped him identify relevant civilian jobs that required skills he developed in the military, like leadership and decisiveness. Today, Daniel has a full-time job as a Customer Center Supervisor.

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Jobs at Google

Veterans and their families make great Googlers. You can find your next job at


Google is also assisting other companies in providing this service. You can enter your military occupational specialty code on the career sites of companies like Siemens, veteran job sites like RecruitMilitary and Getting Hired, and job boards like CareerBuilder. Any job site can use this Google technology through Cloud Talent Solution to display relevant civilian job postings for transitioning military personnel.

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Launch a career in IT Support

In the United States, there are currently 150,000 open IT support jobs with median salaries of $52,000. And demand for these jobs is projected to grow 11% between 2016 and 2026, faster than the average of all other occupations.

You can get qualified for an entry-level job in IT support in eight months or less with the IT Support Professional Certificate. No college degree or IT experience necessary.

After completion, we’ll also help you connect with potential employers like Google and more than 20 others that are looking to hire entry-level IT Support Specialists.

You may be eligible for a scholarship to complete the IT Certificate. Through a grant, the USO (United Service Organizations) has incorporated the Google IT Support Professional Certificate into their programming. Scholarships are also available through the Student Veterans Association.

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Number of unfilled IT support jobs across the U.S. 1

Start or grow your business

For many veterans, starting and running a local business is your new calling.

You can now identify your business as owned, led, or founded by veterans by adding a “Veteran-Led” attribute to your listing on Google, which will show up when people look for your business on Google Search and Maps.

This listing is also a place to show your business hours, post photos and updates, and respond to reviews. You can manage your listing and add the attribute through Google My Business.

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The percent of transitioning service members who say they want to start their own business 2

2.52 million

The current number of veteran-owned businesses in the U.S. (9% of all U.S. businesses) 3

Learn more about a few veteran-owned businesses

Honest Soul Yoga
Alexandria, VA

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Honest Soul Yoga was founded by Suzie Mills, an Air Force veteran. She decided to open a yoga studio after yoga practice helped her difficult transition back home. After opening her studio, she realized that being a veteran owned business allowed other veterans and their spouses feel more comfortable there, as they felt part of a community. Honest Soul Yoga is helping them to find inner healing with others and within themselves.

Two Marines Moving
Alexandria, VA

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Nick Baucom served his country for six years as a U.S. Marine. When he came home, he wanted a way to keep his fellow veterans gainfully employed. He founded Two Marines Moving in 2008 to give Virginia businesses and residents a moving option they could trust, one that reflected the reputation and integrity of the Marines. “The moving industry is known for some unscrupulous actors, but you can always trust a Marine,” Nick says. From just one man with a rental truck, Two Marines Moving now employs over a hundred veterans from the Marine Corps, Army, Navy, and Air Force.

Service Brewing Company
Savannah, GA

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After retiring from the military, Kevin Ryan, a West Point graduate and former Army commander, began brewing beer with the help of YouTube tutorials. Less than two years later, he and Meredith Sutton founded a successful craft brewery whose mission is to give back to veterans and their community. They have helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for local, regional and national organizations that assist veterans and first responders.

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