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Veterans Connect

Veterans offer our labor market not only a plethora of skills and competencies, but they also bring with them various federal benefits that offer a residual boost to the community, such as education benefits, housing, stipends, health benefits, and various others.

Nearby Fort Drum in Watertown, NY sees hundreds of veterans leave active duty each month and enter the next phase of their career. Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Talent Strategy team is working to attract these skilled, well-disciplined workers to our area by sourcing career opportunities suited to their unique qualifications.

Veterans Connect focuses on linking transitioning Soldiers to employment, housing, and related services in Greater Rochester through a sustained effort that emphasizes employer engagement connectivity, relocation support, and family assistance. We are proud to serve those who served us by directly connecting them to employers and job opportunities immediately as they transition from active duty to civilian life.


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Career Resources for Veterans

Veteran's Connect is here to provide resources for you to help ease the transition and help you find a meaningful career. Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce's GreaterROCCareers job board has over 6,000 job postings in GreaterROC from over 300 employers and has tips and tricks for optimizing your resume and cover letter to get the attention of recruiters.

New Free Resource: Oplign

Oplign is a revolutionary data platform that harvests, encodes, relates, and values all requirements and qualifications in the global labor marketplace. Providing translation, alignment, and relevancy for both job seekers and employers. Utilization of Opligns Veteran specific career engine, Vetlign, will allow for direct interpretation of military occupation, certifications, and academic accomplishments for precision career alignment. Integrating this technology with our current regional positions will allow Veterans Connect program participants to accurately identify organizations and roles they are qualified for.

Learn More about Greater Rochester

Explore all the Greater Rochester nine-county region has to offer. Learn more on our partner organization GreaterROC's website:

Local Veteran Events

Use Greater Rochester Chamber's public Community Calendar to find events specifically geared towards Veterans in the Greater Rochester region

Private Public Partnership

Greater Rochester Chamber is a formally recognized P3 Partner, meaning we support the U.S. Army Reserves in their efforts to connect U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers and families to meaningful employment, education, and training.

Rochester Relocation Experience

Veterans Connect annually hosts two all-expenses paid overnight relocation experiences in Rochester, NY. These unique events provides you the opportunity to:

  • Become familiar with our towns/neighborhoods/city
  • Learn how living, working, and playing in the Finger Lakes region offers affordability, quality of life, and can meet your needs post service
  • Taste your way through our ROC food scene
  • Experience interactive and fun tours, experiences, and ROC exploration
  • Engage with employers, higher education partners, Veteran service organizations and realtors

Interested in hiring Veterans?

Reach out to Manager, Talent Strategy Programs and Veterans Connect Yashira Rodriguez today.

Interested in relocating to Rochester?

Learn more about the resources Veterans Connect
can provide to ease your transition.

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Greater Rochester Chamber is honored to be a
2024 VETS Indexes Recognized Employer

We are proud to be recognized as a veteran-friendly employer for the second consecutive year. Providing meaningful career opportunities for those who have served our country is an honor and privilege.

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