November is National Military Month, and what better way to show your support than to hire a veteran? Many former members of our nation’s military are in need of stable careers to ease back into regular society and support their families. According to Hire Our Heroes, a national non-profit dedicated to finding employment for military veterans, more than 1 million veterans are currently unemployed, and another 1 million will leave the armed forces over the next five years. Those are big numbers for a population that’s left with little guidance after serving their time in active duty.
Military veterans can be a valuable population for those who are seeking new hires, especially in the automotive service and repair industry. Here are some reasons why.
1. They have a great work ethic. It sounds obvious, but military veterans have already successfully mastered one of the toughest jobs in the world. They’re logical, intelligent, driven leaders who could be valuable additions to your company – and best of all, they want to work.
2. They possess sought-after skills. Veterans have held an assortment of jobs while serving our country, ranging from electricians to computer scientists. By hiring a vet, you may add a skillset to your organization that you’ve never had before.
3. They need the work. Coming back to “normal” life after the military is a difficult transition. By snagging steady employment at a great company, the transition can be much easier for veterans.
4. We owe it to them. Veterans have made a tremendous sacrifice for our country, so here is your chance to show your support. By hiring a vet, you’ll be helping someone in need find a meaningful, rewarding career in a valuable industry.
So you’ve made a decision to hire a vet? That’s great! Be sure to visit HireOurHeroes.org to get connected to hiring resources exclusively catered to veterans. You’ll help a person in need find employment, as well as fill an open position with a hardworking, dedicated candidate. Everyone wins.