The Auto Care Association’s Operation Auto Care program was launched in 2015 to help address the industry’s need for a new pool of talented employees. The mission of the program is to connect transitioning military veterans with jobs in the auto care industry.

If you would like to get involved in the program, please fill out this form. For more information, email  vets@autocare.org.

Available resources:

The Department of Labor

The Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS):

  • Prepares separating service members to transition from the military to the civilian workforce,
  • Provides separating service members and veterans with the crucial resources, expertise, and training they need to locate and obtain meaningful careers,
  • helps Protect the employment rights of women and men who serve this nation,
  • and Promotes veteran hiring and best practices to employers around the country.

VETS recognizes the sacrifice through service veterans have made while wearing the uniform and make it a top priority to help veterans find employment in the civilian world.

For employers:

  • Connect with DOL VETS’ regional employer outreach specialists to access local resources for meeting your unique hiring needs;
  • Post position descriptions and openings in the Veterans Job Bank /National Labor Exchange database;
  • Access the free “America’s Heroes at Work” veterans hiring toolkit and other resources for employers; and
  • Make a commitment to hire veterans on the Veterans Employment Center (VEC) portal.

Easter Seals & Dixon Center

Military-Veterans Services

We believe our veterans and military families can succeed where they live. Our mission is to ensure that’s possible in every community. We work to break down barriers, drive a new conversation about the potential of our veterans, engage organizations and communities, and connect veterans and military families with what they need for meaningful employment, education and overall wellness. Our national credibility and community-based reach – through 73 affiliates and 550 service sites – provide an unmatched, accessible resource and support for veterans and military families.

Learn more at EasterSealsDixonCenter.org


Wyakin Warrior Foundation


When members of the armed forces are badly wounded or injured and are forced to leave the military, the challenges they face when they return home are daunting.  As they begin their transition from active duty to life as a civilian, they undergo countless surgeries, painful rehabilitation, and face the realization that dreams and goals they had when they joined up are no longer possible.  They still possess the character and motivation to succeed in society and life, but lack the necessary training and education for new opportunities.

The Wyakin Warrior Foundation ® provides both.

Created in 2010, the Wyakin Warrior Foundation® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that specializes in enabling severely wounded and injured veterans achieve personal and professional success as business and community leaders.  By using an innovative combination of multifaceted mentoring, professional development and an individually-tailored approach to supporting each veteran, the Wyakin Warriors boast a college retention rate that is about twice the national average, and – more importantly – a 100% employment rate after graduation.  It has been called the most comprehensive and effective program of its kind in the nation.

The organization has been named “best in class” in the nation by the USO, received the highest rating by Guide Star Exchange, an “A+” rating by the Better Business Bureau, and has twice been named as the best nonprofit in the state of Idaho, where it is headquartered.  The Wyakin Warrior Foundation ® credits its many volunteers for its success, and plans to make the program available to increasing numbers of severely wounded and injured veterans across the United States.  As resources become available, more Wyakin Academies will be established in appropriate locations around the country.

Learn more at wyakin.org.

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