Military Veterans

The U.S. Military spends billions of dollars each year training our service members and developing competent and highly-motivated leaders. Veterans have a proven record of performance and are often celebrated for Leadership, Teambuilding, Organizational Commitment, Decision-Making and Advanced Technical Training. However, many experience a period of unemployment which provides a tremendous opportunity for hiring managers and recruiters to fill positions with highly skilled and qualified candidates. Did you know that most service members spend more time in civilian employment than in the armed forces?

Returning from combat and looking for a job can be a daunting task. Positions in the private sector have become much more elusive than they were when the wars began in the early 2000’s. But with all the roadblocks that currently exist when searching for a job, there are a growing number of opportunities for America’s returning heroes.

According to the recent survey conducted by Prudential Financial and IAVA, nearly two-thirds of new veterans face a difficult transition to civilian life, partly because of the bleak economic environment, but mainly because they seem to be speaking a different language than many of the business leaders who might hire them.

Most Military Veterans are looking for "the right job" not just any job.

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An increasing number of civilian employers are becoming more aware of the unique strengths former military personnel can bring with them to a civilian job. For business leaders looking to make a thoughtful long-term investment in an employee, military personnel often outperform other candidates as proven team players.

The Obama administration announced an overhaul of the military's Transition Assistance Program (TAP), a mandatory five- to seven-day a "reverse boot camp," program designed to educate departing troops on job skills, veterans benefits and personal finances.

As part of the overhaul, organizations hiring military veterans are given federal tax credits, reimbursements and other incentives.

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