Hire a Veteran

Employers and companies can benefit from hiring Veterans. Military personnel are often cross-trained in multiple skills and have experience in varied tasks and responsibilities. Many Veterans have learned to appreciate the challenges and satisfaction of a job well done. Much of this experience can translate to their participation in the workforce making the Veteran an asset on the job.

Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Veteran

  1. Proven leadership and leadership readiness
  2. Mission-focused approach to work
  3. Experience working in diverse teams and organizations
  4. Adaptable and immediate contributors
  5. Strong work ethic and Self-starter
  6. Strong performance under pressure
  7. Creative problem-solving
  8. Integrity
  9. Technical skills (military experience exposes individuals to advanced technology or technical training)
  10. Loyalty (The military is adept at institutional socialization and cultivating loyalty. A trait civilian employers have found among their employees who are veterans. A low turnover rate can lead to a higher return on investment for businesses.)
    • Studies have shown veterans are more productive and have higher retention rates than their civilian counterparts.

**Source: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/VETS/files/Employer-Guide-to-Hiring-Veterans.pdf


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