Put your military experience to work in Pennsylvania! 

Returning to civilian life? Starting a second career? Looking for an employer that values active National Guard and Reserve service? 
Bring the unique experience and personal qualities you developed in the military and continue your work in public service with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania!


Connect with Veterans’ Employment Representatives at any of the statewide Pennsylvania CareerLink Offices to receive free job counseling, training referrals, and placement services.  Eligible veterans are given priority in the referral to job openings and training opportunities, with disabled veterans receiving the highest priority. 

Staff at these offices will also provide you with information about unemployment compensation, job marts, and on-the-job and apprenticeship opportunities. 


Working for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will enable you to use your military time toward your retirement with state government. Explore available purchasing service options through the State Employees’ Retirement System.

For civil service positions, qualified veterans get ten extra points added to their passing test scores and preference in the hiring process. For non-civil service positions, veterans are given preference when they meet all the requisite qualifications. These benefits are commonly referred to as veterans’ preference.


While serving your country, you developed valuable skills and experience that are extremely valued in state government. 

Start a career where you can continue to make a difference, have an opportunity for growth and enjoy the rewards of public service.


​The PA Veterans Registry is an online application that allows veterans, family members and people who work with veterans to connect with the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) to request information related to the valuable state benefits, programs and services offered.