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Posted December 10, 2014 by

Vets Can Make a Difference in Your Recruiting

Soldier salutes on white background

Soldier salutes on white background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Did you know that 99% of the companies that have hired military veterans want to hire more?

There are many good reasons for hiring vets:

  • Vets are typically better educated than their civilian counterparts
  • Vets are eligible for free relocation
  • Vets represent an elite subset of the market (only 24% of 18-24 years olds can join)
  • Vets are trained to be goal-directed and detail-oriented

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Posted November 11, 2011 by

Good News for Vets: 20% of Employers Actively Recruiting Vets

Although they are battling a higher than average unemployment rate, those returning from military duty and re-entering the workforce may find better employment prospects over the next year. One-in-five (20 percent) employers reported they are actively recruiting U.S. veterans to work for their organizations over the next 12 months; 14 percent are actively recruiting members of the National Guard. The survey was conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of CareerBuilder from August 16, 2011 to September 8, 2011 and included more than 2,800 hiring managers in the public and private sectors nationwide.

Where Are They Hiring?

Employers are planning to tap into the technical and communications skills and leadership abilities of U.S. service men and women. More than one-third of employers plan to hire for information technology positions, which topped the list of hot areas for hiring U.S. veterans: (more…)