Today, July 25th, is National Hire a Veteran Day.
It serves as a reminder to companies that many men and women are looking to find jobs after serving in the military.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 453,000 veterans in the United States are unemployed. Washington State has a low percentage of unemployed veterans, landing at 3.8%.
Started by Hire our Heroes, a non-profit organization, today shines a light on how we can help Veterans with the difficult task of adjusting to civilian life after serving.
The Integrated Group works with Work of Honor for this exact purpose. It helps us connect with Veterans, get them into the interview room and support our clients in employing them.
Military.com and even Forbes have released articles about the benefits of hiring Veterans, besides the glaringly obvious fact that they put themselves in danger to keep us safe. Some highlights are leadership skills, composure under pressure and a respect for procedures.
Considering the construction industry still has a huge shortage in our workforce, hiring Veterans benefits everyone.
So, what are you waiting for?