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Employers - Why Hire a Veteran?

Your organization and business success depends on reliable and resilient human capital. Veterans of America's armed forces have the skills, training and character to meet your toughest challenges for today and tomorrow. Hiring a vet is not good will - it is good business.


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Minnesota now has an online WOTC application filing system for employers utulizing the credit to hire workers in certain groups who consistently experience high rates of unemployment, including veterans.

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Veteran Skills, Training and Character:


Leadership - the military trains people to lead by example as well as through direction, delegation, motivation and inspiration. Veterans know the dynamics of leadership as part of both hierarchical and peer structures.

Teamwork - veterans understand how genuine teamwork grows out of a responsibility to one's colleagues. Military duties involve a blend of individual and group productivity.

Accelerated Learning Curve - veterans have the proven ability to learn new skills and concepts. In addition, they can enter your workforce with identifiable and transferable skills, proven in real world situations.

Diversity and Inclusion in Action - veterans have learned to work side by side with individuals regardless of diverse race, gender, geographic origin, ethnic background, religion and economic status as well as mental, physical and attitudinal capabilities.

Efficient Performance Under Pressure - veterans understand the rigors of tight schedules and limited resources. They have developed the capacity to know how to accomplish priorities on time, in spite of tremendous stress. They know the critical importance of staying with a task until it is done right.

Respect for Procedures - veterans have gained a unique perspective on the value of accountability. They can grasp their place within an organizational framework and accept responsibility for subordinates' actions to higher supervisory levels. They know how policies and procedures enable an organization to exist.

Technology and Globalization - because of their experiences in the service, veterans are usually aware of international and technical trends pertinent to business and industry. They can bring the kind of global outlook and technological savvy that all enterprises - of any size - need to succeed.


Integrity - veterans know what it means to do "an honest day's work." Prospective employers can take advantage of a track record of integrity, often including security clearances. This integrity translates into qualities of sincerity and trustworthiness.

Conscious of Health and Safety Standards - thanks to extensive training, veterans are aware of health and safety protocols both for themselves and for the welfare of others. Individually, they represent a drug-free workforce that is cognizant of maintaining personal health and fitness. On a company level, their awareness and conscientiousness translate into protection of employees, property and materials.

Triumph Over Adversity - veterans have frequently triumphed over great adversity. They likely have proven their mettle in mission critical situations demanding endurance, stamina and flexibility.

PSAFPTLookDown2501It Makes Sense - veterans have the training, work ethic and proven skills that will immediately add value to your business. Equally important, you'll be contributing to America's global competitiveness and the strength of our economic base.

Veterans are Ready to Serve Your Company - transitioning Active Duty military personnel represent the single largest source of prospective employees. Armed Forces veterans are among the best-trained candidates in the job market. Over 95% have high school diplomas. Over 35% have attended college. Almost 25% have college degrees. Most have received hundreds of hours of specialized management, professional or technical training from the world's largest and most comprehensive training system, the United States Military. Many have received professional or technical training and experience that would cost your company thousands of dollars to provide.

Maturity and Experience - transitioning military personnel and Armed Forces veterans tend to be very mature and responsible. They are accustomed to working in an organization that expects them to set high individual standards and objectives - and meet them. They are confident, accountable, self-reliant and resourceful.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 08:04