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Attracting, developing and retaining talent is top of mind for the microelectronics industry. Military veterans and reservists represent a strong, diverse talent pool of highly motivated employees who possess many valuable skills and experiences required by our industry, especially when it comes to technician and operator level positions. Via its VetWorks initiatives, SEMI has made it a priority to help connect our members to this skilled pool of potential workers. By aligning industry hiring practices and existing internship and apprenticeship programs, building on previous training and lead to credentialing, we give veterans greater access to career opportunities and a wide variety of well-paid roles​. 

An important industry resource is the SEMI VetWorks: A Guide to Veteran Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention in the Microelectronics Industry, a detailed guidebook that includes tools, research, and recommendations on welcoming veterans to our industry and what's required to retain valuable talent. SEMI members also can access a free program via the SHRM Veterans at Work Certificate which provides valuable information on how to connect with the military community.

SEMI VetWorks

Overview of SEMI VetWorks, offering tips for veteran recruitment, hiring and retention



SEMI is an association partner of the Heroes MAKE America (HMA) Program which builds strong connections between the military community and the manufacturing industry. Through HMA, SEMI members have access to resources on how to attract and retain transitioning service members and veterans, as well connect to profiles and resumes of military personnel graduating from SkillBridge-approved training and certification programs geared towards manufacturing. To receive the most recent resume list, contact




HIRE Vets Medallion Program

Show your company's commitment to hiring and retaining military veterans by applying to the HIRE Vets Medallion Program . This is the only federal-level veteran’s employment award that recognizes employers for their investments in recruiting, employing, and retaining our nation’s veterans. In addition, employers are highlighted to transitioning service members and to all veterans via

Read about TEL's Approach to Veteran Hiring at the SEMI Blog

SEMI & Heroes Make America

Hear why and how Veterans are invited to join our industry!


Building Recognition

Army TAP can help you connect with soldiers looking for careers in the microelectronics industry.

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Connecting Vets & Jobs

Transitioning service members and veterans can visit the SEMI career portal to learn about the industry and the many jobs which match their skill sets. 

Veteran Videos

Veterans share their journeys in the microelectronics industry and their paths to career success.

Veteran Friendly Website

Establish veteran-friendly web landing pages that will more effectively connect your company to this valuable talent pool.


Margaret Kindling
Sr. Program Manager
SEMI Foundation

Supporting sponsor

The Electronics business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operates as EMD Electronics in the U.S. and Canada.