To help thank Colorado Veterans for their service to our country, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has declared the month of November “Hire a Veteran First Month”. Colorado business owners are encouraged to hire a Veteran for their job openings, whenever possible. According to the Executive Director of the Department of Labor and Employment, Employers who hire veterans say they feel like they are making an investment in their business with every hire. To help with veteran employment, the state has also launched a website hireacoloradovet.gov. The site provides information on statewide job fairs, and is designed to increase veterans’ awareness of resources available to them.