- Local VA Employment
- Other Government Jobs
- Private Sector Jobs
This bulletin board supplements the Employment and Entrepreneurship page (which also lists other websites designed for veterans in mind).
LVMAC recognizes having a job is typically the “number one” concern of a transitioning or mid-life veteran — and good, well-paying jobs are hard to come by. From time to time, we receive notification of available job offerings through various networks. Below is a crude, rudimentary and occasionally updated listing of job opportunities. Most are probably in the DLI job search database at the Lehigh Valley CareerLink, but the possibility also exists some employers may prefer not to use that means of referral. Hence, this effort.
For the record, we do not work for or have an obligation to any employer.
Our Criteria and Conditions:
- We will emphasize those listings where veterans are actively sought for well-paying jobs which can support a family. Therefore we do not solicit job offers not made with that aim in mind.
- We prefer the jobs be located within the Lehigh Valley. However, we know good jobs are currently scarce and, therefore, will post some jobs farther out.
- We will post paid internship/paid training/apprenticehip programs when we know of them. These are particularly helpful to the transitioning some veterans back to civilian work life, especially when they have families for which to care.
- We cannot assure a job listed will be available when a veteran calls the employer. We are not a job agency. We are an all-volunteer organization trying to help others.
- We will not assure an employer is a good one. We will endorse no business or government agency. However, to the best of our ability, we will not list jobs requiring additional subsidy from taxpayers to assure a decent living wage.
- Job seekers are not to contact us directly about the jobs listed unless to correct an error. This can be done through email@example.com.
Local VA Employment #
Five VA hospital networks in the Veterans Health Administration exist within about 60 miles of the Lehigh Valley, without considering the Philadelphia VA Regional Office (Veterans Benefits Administration) and the Washington Crossing Cemetery (National Cemetery Administration). The VA provides good, secure jobs and seeks veterans to employ. The types of jobs runs the gamut. Click here for a quick peek on jobs within 50 miles of Bethlehem (you can change the search) and then on the job title to how to apply.
Other Government Jobs #
Department of Homeland Security: #
DHS is hiring and consistently looking for veterans. While it, like other federal agencies, uses USAJOBS (the federal government’s official web portal for hiring) as a portal, it has established a Veteran Employment Program Office (VEPO), which has a one stop website for veterans seeking employment: click here. The website explains veterans‘ preference, has a contact email addresses to answer any questions, and has a converter tool that helps transitioning service members find appropriate jobs to apply for within DHS and the federal government. Any veterans interested in employment at DHS should send their inquiries to VETS@DHS.GOV or call 202-357-8620.
Department of Defense Employment Readiness Program: #
Tobyhanna Depot, as a DoD Logistics Maintenance site, operates an Employment Readiness Program (ERP) which is designed to assist spouses of active duty military personnel, retired military personnel, DoD civilians and their families by providing employment readiness information. It does not function as an employment agency, but as a point of contact between potential employers and job seekers, and a provider of employment readiness training and resources. For more information, go to its Army Community Services website for ERP.
The Department of Veterans Affairs and Other Federal Government Agencies: #
Click here for the one-stop VA job hunting site of multiple sites it offers on employment. They include:
www.vaforvets.va.gov — A robust, gateway website tailored for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) veteran hiring, reintegration and retention according to their procedures. Now links to other federal agencies and nonprofit partners.. It offers career-search tools, career development services for their existing veteran employees, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
www.fedhirevets.gov was created by Presidential Executive Order in 2009 and replaced the previous Administration’s “Hire Vets First”. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in partnership with the Departments of Defense, Labor, Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, and other federal agencies, provides this website as the preeminent source for federal employment information for veterans, transitioning service members, their families, federal HR professionals and hiring managers. It is a one-source and provides information on federal jobs locally available.
The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs: #
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania offers a variety of jobs, to include those in state veterans homes and armories: click here.
County Government Job Offers: #
Lehigh County and Northampton County , like the state, both give veterans preference points for many jobs.
Private Sector Jobs #
VetCentral SITE IS SUSPENDED
VetCentral is a division of the DirectEmployers Association, a nonprofit Human Resources consortium of employers and formed to improve labor market efficiency. For jobs offered through the Lehigh Valley CareerLink system, click here; for all known jobs offered in the Lehigh Valley from federal contractors (within 50 miles of the Lehigh Valley Post Office zip code 18002), click here.
jobsinallentown.com is part of “the PennsylvaniaJobNetwork™ … comprised of multiple employment Web sites focusing exclusively on local communities in the State of Pennsylvania” and claims it was the first to use the web in Pennsylvania. If it has been in business since 1994, it evidently satisfies employers’ needs for a reliable web-based referral system. Many of the employers are veterans-friendly and it is one of the few sites which offers at a glance ‘right up front’ both wage and salary jobs by general geographic area. Click here for the Lehigh Valley area (Allentown site).
PNGAS Job Board: #
A free product of the Pennsylvania National Guard Associations (PNGAS) the job board is Pennsylvania-centric, although jobs in the immediately surrounding states crop up (not necessarily a bad thing as many from our area work in New Jersey and New York.
Air Products and Chemicals: #
Air Products is constantly hiring locally. Featured jobs are listed here. However, these are not the only jobs available. For more information, contact Air Products Central Staffing.
PPL has made a major commitment to hiring veterans and it is a local corporation. Click here to discover their job opportunities. Do not overlook the Troops to Energy link (click on symbol) at the bottom of the webpage.
RecruitMilitary Expos: #
RecruitMilitary is veteran-owned, veteran-operated, and veteran-advised national recruiting firm that bills itself as at the top in full service, military-to-civilian recruiting. It continually holds fairs in Philadelphia. Click here for the latest, planned Philadelphia event and to register. [Accessed 18 July 2015]
RHD Job Announcements: #
Resources for Human Development (RHD), a national nonprofit, serves tens of thousands of people of all abilities every year with caring, effective and innovative programs addressing intellectual and developmental disabilities, behavioral health, homelessness, addiction recovery and more. It also is continually seeking employees. Click here for job offerings. [Accessed 18 July 2015]
Last Updated: 21 June 2022 (revision and link updates)