Veterans are valuable members of our workforce who have in-demand skills that are strengthened and enhanced by military service . Yet, veterans face difficulties with 90% of veterans indicating there were obstacles in attaining employment .
Proactive and well-informed employment practices targeted at attracting, hiring and retaining veterans—to be led and managed by HR professionals—can mitigate challenges faced by employers and veterans. This toolkit—provided with support from JPMorgan Chase & Co.—provides no-cost, high-quality resources to HR professionals as they lead and manage efforts to engage and integrate veterans into their workforce.
Employers need to ask themselves two key questions: Why do we want to hire veterans? Why would veterans want to work here? The answers to these questions will help employers plan their activities before actively recruiting veterans.