“The New Mexico Department of Veterans’s Services works with local federal, state and local agencies to help unemployed veterans find jobs.”

The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions has a division specifically dedicated to helping veterans find employment. Go to the “Job Seeker” or “Veterans” headings at the top of the department’s website for more information. Or you can contact NMDW State Veterans’ Coordinator Chris Zafra at (505) 841-8517





Members of the New Mexico National Guard or any of the Armed Forces Reserve Units can also get assistance from the Employment Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). More information can be found on their website or phone (505) 271-7117.





Guard or Reserve Unit members can also contact the Hero2Hired Program for employment assistance with military-friendly companies. The H2H Program was created by the U.S. Department of Defense as part of its Yellow Ribbon Re-integration Program. For more information, contact Chris Baca at (505) 271-7116.





The United States Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) is aggressively recruiting veterans to fill VA jobs in New Mexico and nationwide. For more information, visit the VAforVETS website.





The VA has another link to help veterans. On its eBenefits Main Link, go to the bottom and click on the following two icons: VOW to Hire Heroes, or VeteransJobBank.


The War at Home: The Struggle for Veterans to Find Jobs