ESGR recognizes the unique skills a Guard or Reserve Service member can bring to a civilian employer (see our Top 10 Fact Sheet). For this reason, ESGR representatives host and attend job fairs in an effort to link employers with citizen warriors.
ESGR works with its sister program, the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, and partners at the national, state, and local levels to address the unemployment of Guard and Reserve members, Veterans, and their families. A key component of that effort is ESGR's strategic alliance with the Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service and their American Job Center network.
There are 2,400 American Job Centers located throughout the states and territories, providing local assistance job seekers and employers. The centers offer Guardsmen, Reservists, and Veterans access to career and financial counseling, résumé and interviewing assistance, education and retraining, job search methods, registered apprenticeships, and a vast employer network. Certain locations also provide access to on-site financial advisors. Employers receive labor market counseling, interview and job seeker selection tips, a vast job seeker network, and subsidies for hiring Veterans.