Hiring Veterans is Good Business

As many as one in eight post 9/11 veterans cannot find a job. This is significantly higher than the national unemployment rate that has hovered around nine percent. Historically, veterans, and especially disabled veterans, have fared worse than the non-veteran population in the job market, even during good economic times.

Many employers don’t realize that these men and women bring a unique set of skills that would benefit their companies and help them grow and become more competitive. Veterans are creative problem solvers and expert team-builders, and we have excellent work ethics, attributes any business enterprise would want on board.

Monster.com’s quarterly survey of employers, Veteran Talent Index, found that those companies who hired veterans are very satisfied with their experience. In fact, 69 percent of employers who responded to the survey reported that veteran workers perform their jobs “much better” than non-veterans. The survey also indicated that 65 percent of veterans would relocate for the right job, while fewer than half of all job seekers were willing to relocate.

Employers must understand that the men and women who have served and sacrificed to keep our nation safe and strong aren’t asking for any kind of special consideration. All we ask is for a chance to prove our worth and succeed, just like anyone else. So, it will be well worthwile for companies to take advantage of this well trained, highly skilled and motivated talent pool. Hiring veterans is the right thing to do.

Information provided by DAV magazine, January-February 2010, DAV National Adjutant, Arthur Willson

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About Ancil W. Jones

I am a Christian, Husband, Father, Grandfather, DoD employee, retired Navy Hospital Corpsman Chief Petty Officer, Disabled American Veteran Service Officer and real estate broker licensed in North Carolina. Please contact me for local information, relocation information and referral assistance. I will also be happy to answer any of your real estate questions. Contact me as well for information regarding the Disabled American Veterans and/or assistance with any claim you may have or wish to submit with the VA. May God's blessings be upon the United States of America and all those that serve to protect our way of life.
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