The VETS Group

Agency Partners

The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (HIRE Vets Act or the Act), signed by President Trump on May 5, 2017, requires the Secretary of Labor to establish a program, by rule, that recognizes employer efforts to recruit, employ, and retain veterans. Employer-applicants meeting criteria established in the rule will receive a “HIRE Vets Medallion Award.”

The Department of Labor is establishing this program under the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act, or HIRE Vets Act. President Donald J. Trump signed the Act into law May 5, 2017.

Onramps to Careers is a non-profit business-education partnership that makes the educational on-ramps to technology jobs more attainable to youth in the Nation’s Capital. On-Ramps encourages youth and young adults to pursue I.T. education and career pathways that will lead to gainful employment or business ownership in the Washington D.C. Metro area. It provides employers with a reliable infrastructure to inspire students and shape the region’s future workforce.   Our active board of business and education leaders work with our staff and school partners to create internships and work-based learning experiences.

The Task Force for Veterans’ Entrepreneurship (formerly Task Force, now known as VET-Force) was organized in early 1999 to advocate for the development and passage of Public Law 106-50, the Veterans’ Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999, wherein Congress recognized the United States must provide additional assistance to veterans, particularly service-disabled veterans, with creating and expanding their own small businesses, thereby assisting them to “realize the American dream that they fought so hard to protect.”

Founded in 2004, the sole focus of The American Small Business Coalition is growing the footprint of American small business concerns capable of supporting the business and mission operations of civilian, defense and intelligence agencies of the U.S. Government. We achieve this every day by empowering small companies and their leaders with greater market visibility and more accurate and timely decision-making capabilities.

Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. SBA was officially established in 1953, but its philosophy and mission began to take shape years earlier in a number of predecessor agencies, largely as a response to the pressures of the Great Depression and World War II.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Core Values and Characteristics apply across the entire VA organization. These core organizational values are the foundation of VA culture and support VA’s mission to provide the best care and services to Veterans, their families, and beneficiaries.

SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, with more than 10,000 volunteers in 300 chapters. As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE has helped more than 10 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964.

DC.Gov is the official web portal for District government information and services. Launched in 1999, the award-winning web portal has grown to include over 100 websites for District government agencies and topics ranging from sustainability to being an age friendly city to the quadrennial Presidential Inauguration.