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Hiring Veterans

1.5 Million Opportunities to Strengthen Your Business

Dakota Meyer | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Dakota Meyer

While I agree with many about the moral obligation our country has to take care of its veterans and support them as they reintegrate into society, good business is ultimately built on good strategy. And the business case for hiring veterans is a strong one.

Leadership in Action: Businesses Large and Small Hiring Vets

Dakota Meyer | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business
Dakota Meyer

Ever since I received the Medal of Honor, I have made it my mission to help my fellow veterans make the same difficult transition I had to make from service member to civilian.

Hire Slowly

Nora T. Akins | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
Nora T. Akins

Take time to evaluate the need for the position whether it's a newly created position or a replacement. Align the need to the business purpose.

Veterans Shouldn't Learn How to Be Civilians -- Veterans Should Learn How to Be Veterans

Mike Liguori | Posted 03.14.2014 | Impact
Mike Liguori

As proud as I am of serving in the Iraq War, I am finding it increasingly difficult to tell civilians stories of war. Stigmas are still placed on combat veterans and the overuse of the phrase "empowering veterans" has painted the veteran landscape as a community in need of help after service.

From the Battlefield to the Corner Office: Five Reasons Why Veterans Make Great Business Leaders

Kerrie MacPherson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kerrie MacPherson

A veteran's contribution to his or her country is never finished. Whether defending one's fellow soldiers or launching a business that creates opportunities for others, the entrepreneurial veteran is definitely someone to be honored, celebrated and encouraged.

Honoring Veterans by Hiring Veterans

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Thomas E. Perez

The question isn't: Why would you want to hire a veteran? The question is: Why wouldn't you? They represent the very best America has to offer. If we trusted them with the nation's security, why wouldn't you trust them with a responsible job?

A Call to Action for America's Employers

Dakota Meyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Today, as we take a moment to think about how we can honor the great men and women that have served our country, consider hiring employees that will make your business smarter and stronger. Hire a veteran, and then hire some more.

One Day Isn't Enough

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

The skills that those who have served in the military can provide - perseverance, leadership, strength and teamwork - are skills that are in demand in today's workforce - each and every day.

Tax Credits for Hiring Military Veterans

Mark Steber | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
Mark Steber

An often overlooked employer benefit is  a tax return credit available to businesses who hire qualified vets before December 31, 2013.

The Grey Twilight of Veterans' Preference

Linda E. Brooks Rix | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics
Linda E. Brooks Rix

On the face of it, the Veterans' Preference Act seems fair and just -- recognition of the hardships of battle, the economic stress of military service, the delayed career progression, and the emotional toll on family and self. And yet, it is highly convoluted and controversial.

An Amazing Pool of Talent at an Employer's Fingertips

Dakota Meyer | Posted 09.22.2013 | Small Business
Dakota Meyer

Standing out -- not stealth -- should be the new strategy of every veteran and transitioning servicemember searching for a career after the military. How can an employer hire you if they can't find you?

5 Options for Veterans Who Can't Land Jobs

Sudy Bharadwaj | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
Sudy Bharadwaj

What can you do as a veteran if you can't land a job? How can you make yourself more attractive to employers? Check out these tips.

Heroes at Work: The Job Talents of Vets

Adam Ostrach | Posted 08.31.2013 | DC
Adam Ostrach

Hiring a veteran brings extraordinary new skills to an organization. It can also inspire colleagues who might never have pulled on a uniform. The entire team becomes stronger.

Hiring Veterans Isn't Charity -- It's Smart Investing

Derek Bennett | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Derek Bennett

Veterans are superbly trained, diverse, innovative, reliable, hardworking, dedicated citizens, and many possess skills that are highly transferable.

Hiring Veterans Is Good Business, So Why Don't We Do It More Often?

Derek Bennett | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
Derek Bennett

Ten years after the start of the Iraq War, we're all familiar with the case for hiring veterans: they're mature, responsible and are used to chaotic, ambiguous environments. So why is the gap between veteran and nonveteran unemployment rates 9.4 percent and 7.9 percent respectively?

March 20th Is Hire a Veteran or Military Spouse Day

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

It doesn't matter if you are deployed to Afghanistan, stationed in Korea, or out of the service for 30 years, you can meet and interact live with many of the best companies in the country.

Let's Hire Our Heroes

Dakota Meyer | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

It's not easy coming home from war. I wondered why any employer would have a need for a Marine sniper. But then I thought about the other skills I bring to the table -- teamwork, managing personnel in challenging circumstances, advanced technical skills. These are traits no one teaches better than our military.

What We're Getting Wrong About Veteran Employment

Chris Marvin | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
Chris Marvin

Historically, the veteran population is more employed than civilians. Since the beginning of the war in Afghanistan, veterans' unemployment has been lower than the national average every year.

Coalition Forms to Put Veterans' Skills to Work for America

Jon Whitmore | Posted 01.13.2013 | Impact
Jon Whitmore

Veterans bring a host of "hard" skills to potential employers. Whether it's maintaining multimillion dollar machines, working in logistics systems handling billions of dollars' worth of supplies, veterans have been "battle tested" in ways few civilians can fully understand or appreciate.

Veterans for Hire: How Companies Can Help Them Build Careers

Nancy A. Altobello | Posted 11.11.2012 | Impact
Nancy A. Altobello

Hiring is only half of this battle. Making veterans feel included and supported once they join the civilian workforce is ultimately essential to their success, so we're now growing our veterans inclusion efforts.

Veterans for Hire: How Companies Can Help Them Build Careers

Natalie Altobello | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Natalie Altobello

Hiring is only half of this battle. Making veterans feel included and supported once they join the civilian workforce is ultimately essential to their success, so we're now growing our veterans inclusion efforts.

Hiring America's Heroes Demands Corporate Support

Bill Whitmore | Posted 01.07.2013 | Impact
Bill Whitmore

As we approach Veteran's Day, I ask my fellow CEOs if they are doing enough to ensure they are hiring and nurturing America's heroes. While some business leaders talk the talk about why military veterans are important hires, many are not actually walking the walk.

A Shining Light for America's Returning Veterans: "Get Skills to Work"

Martin Scaglione | Posted 12.31.2012 | Impact
Martin Scaglione

The Get Skills to Work coalition is an ideal adaptation of Right Skills Now geared for veterans -- a segment of our workforce we absolutely must support.

Manufacturing Companies Train Unemployed Vets To Fill 600,000 Jobs

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 12.15.2012 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- Some of the nation's leading manufacturing companies announced a new program Monday to help veterans gain the skills necessary to fill s...

Veteran Employment Situation Report for August 2012

Ted Daywalt | Posted 11.07.2012 | Impact
Ted Daywalt

This report will summarize the Bureau of Labor Statistics report on the labor market, the second covers where the jobs were created, meaning where the best chance of finding employment may be, and the third covers the employment situation in the veteran market.