Veterans & Cleared Talent
Cleared Jobs in Colorado Springs
Military talent comes with a diverse set of skills, and employers are ready to put their cleared talent to use with some of the best jobs for veterans in Colorado Springs. The city has been called one of the best in the nation for veterans, with agencies that advocate and support initiatives that provide a superior quality of life for military members and their families.
With five military bases, two Air Force bases, and five colleges in the region that are certified by the National Security Agency (NSA), Colorado Springs offers strong opportunity for veterans to live, work, and play – all vital to the retention of the workforce talent in our region.
With five military bases, two Air Force bases, and five colleges in the region that are certified by the National Security Agency (NSA), Colorado Springs offers strong opportunity for veterans to live and work.
The Defense Development team and MAC are thoroughly entrenched in veterans, military spouse and military family initiatives and connected to the many agencies in Colorado Springs who provide direct support to this tremendous group of people. A membership with the CSCEDC and MAC is a wonderful way to become part of this network.
Examples of veteran and military family helping organizations include:
– Space Force Base Military and Family Readiness Centers
– Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Centers
– Army’s Community Service Centers
– Mt Carmel Veteran’s Service Center
– Pikes Peak Workforce Center
– US Veterans Affairs
– Military One Source
– United Service Organization (USO)
– The Air and Space Force Foundation
– Association of the United States Army
Best Jobs for Veterans in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs has an array of programs to help veterans succeed in their post-service careers. The Hire A Vet program, led by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment in partnership with Pikes Peak Workforce Center, promotes the hiring of veterans through workshops, training and grant programs, and career counseling.
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)’s McCord-Herbst Student Veteran Center helps veteran students transition into successful careers through mentoring programs and networking opportunities. ACI offers IT and training certifications along with resources to grow careers in Colorado Springs’ growing cybersecurity industry.
Additionally, the Military Affairs Council (MAC) is a guiding star in the community — amplifying veteran voices through relationships with installations, government, and business leaders since 1941.
Colorado Springs is a close-knit community for post-military life.
More than 80,000 veterans and 111,000 active service members live in Colorado Springs — a city that has been called one the best in the nation for the military community. The Military Affairs Council (MAC) has a large presence in the city, supporting initiatives that provide a superior quality of life for veterans. The Military Arts Connection (MAC) connects military service members, veterans, and their families to a wide variety of local arts enrichment experiences.
Service members start successful businesses in Colorado Springs.
Whether the dream is to start a restaurant, brewery or cybersecurity agency, veterans find success in the Pikes Peak region. Red Leg Brewing Company was started in Colorado Springs in 2012 by U.S. Army veteran Todd Baldwin and his wife. In mid-2021 the company expanded into a new 15,000 square foot facility to adjust to the demand for its brews.
Another stellar example of a Colorado Springs veteran-owned business is Hike for Life. Since 2018 the company has taught safety and stewardship through guided day hikes while emphasizing contributions to social and environment causes. The company was awarded 2020 Veteran Small Business of the Year.
Several resources are available to help employers obtain veteran talent in Colorado Springs.
Colorado Springs Department of Labor (CDLE) allows businesses to contribute job postings and offers a team of employment specialists that help connect businesses to veterans who have been coached on how to translate their military experience to the civilian workforce. The free service recognizes successful employers of veterans with their Hire Vets Medallion Award — providing visibility within the business and veteran communities.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Hire a Veteran program provides crucial guides for facilitating employment with a company.