“Hire the Right Veteran…for the Right Job…Right Now!”

Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign 2021

Welcome to the Maine Hire A Vet Campaign Home page!

Since 2015, the Maine Department of Labor-Bureau of Employment Services Veterans Team, along with key partners, has been proud to facilitate the connection of 1,500 veteran jobseekers with over 900 great Maine employers!  During this time average wages have increased from $17.43 per hour in 2015 to $23.92 per hour in 2020.

We successfully kicked off this year’s campaign on August 26, 2021 at the Augusta Civic Center with over 120 employers and resource providers. The campaign runs through December 16, 2021. Many employers are already reporting multiple Veteran hires. Members of the planning committee continue to work tirelessly to ensure another goal setting campaign. 

It is not too late to join the campaign. Simply read, sign, and return the Memorandum of Agreement below along with submitting your online registration.  Participation in the campaign is no cost and allows you to take part in our monthly virtual hiring events as well as participating in any of weekly educational programs. 

The Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign would not be possible without the contributions of our many sponsors. A special thank you to our Gold Sponsor-General Dynamics/Bath Iron Works; Silver Sponsors-Maine Bureau of Veteran Services, Maine Department of Corrections, Evergreen Home Performance, and Vortex Services; and Bronze Sponsors-Destination Occupation, Moody’s Collision Centers, Northern Light Health and Reed & Reed.

If you have any questions or suggestions on how we can improve this year’s campaign feel free to reach out to the campaign coordinators, Leo Deon, Leo.J.Deon@maine.gov or Mark Cafiso at Mark.J.Cafiso@maine.gov.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at one of our online events.  And remember, Hire the Right Veteran…for the Right Job…Right Now!

MHAV 2021 Sign up Information

MHAV Employer Participant Online Registration Form

MHAV Memorandum of Agreement (Word)

Please Note the following:

  • Please print out, sign and date the MOA.

  • The Maine Hire A Vet Campaign live kickoff will conform to current CDC Covid guidance, as of the day of the event.

2021 Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign Gold Sponsor

2021 Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign Silver Sponsors
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2021 Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign Bronze Sponsors

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