Helmets to Hardhats opens a pipeline between military service and the best building and construction industry jobs. They work with top contractors and unions to give you free assistance and access to the best opportunities in the business. Members of the National Guard and Reserve, as well as Active Duty veterans can use their services.

Learn more at: www.helmetstohardhats.org
Telephone support line: (866) 741-6210

The U.S. Department of Labor's Registered Apprenticeship website is an excellent resource for employers and individuals interested in learning more about the many benefits of establishing registered apprenticeship programs in a wide range of industries.

Learn more at: www.doleta.gov/oa
Toll free help line: (877) US-2JOBS, (877-872-5627)

The Department of Veterans Affairs G.I. Bill Web site
is a great place to obtain detailed information concerning a wide range of VA education benefits, including the newest programs established by law.

Learn more about the G.I. Bill at: www.gibill.va.gov
Education Customer Service Office:
(888) GI-BILL-1, (888-442-4551)

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
is a Department of Defense organization which was established to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve component members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment. They have over 4,500 volunteers nationwide! If you have questions about the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), this is the organization to call.

Learn more at: www.esgr.org

Massachusetts Point of Contact:
Mr. Earl Bonett, ESGR State Ombudsmen Coordinator
W: (413) 858-2856, H: (413) 267-4037

The Massachusetts Department of Veterans' Services (DVS)
is the leading advocate for the more than half-million veterans of the Commonwealth and their families and survivors. DVS establishes policy, proposes legislation, ensures adequate funding for veterans programs is included in the Governor's budget, and represents the interests of veterans in matters coming before the General Court. DVS provides information on state and federal benefits, including details about where and how to apply.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Department of Veterans' Services
600 Washington Street, Suite 1100
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: (617) 210-5480
Visit them online at: www.mass.gov/veterans
Email: MDVS@vet.state.ma.us