Why You Should Have a Veteran Hiring Program?

Understanding that Actions and Behaviors Reflect on the Organization

Military personnel, like other public servants, are always under scrutiny whether on a mission, back at the base, or on leave. They seem to understand that everything they do and say reflects on the integrity and reputation of the organization. 


Just as in the private sector, there are many opportunities for improving processes and results. In some cases, being in the field requires adapting to uncertain or changing circumstances, not being able to receive assistance from back-up teams, which further develops innovative thinking. 

Preparedness and Flexibility

Readiness for deployments or impromptu operations plays a central role in many military job descriptions. Making sure that equipment is operating correctly and that supplies are ready allows responsiveness to organizational needs. And, understanding that uncertainty is the norm yields flexible employees. 

Quick Thinking

Missions and field exercises require leaders to quickly analyze situations, continuously process new and changing information, and make sound decisions. They have often received training on certain techniques, such as maneuvering a helicopter in a dust storm with no visibility, but real-world scenarios with life-or-death consequences can help hone focused thinking aligned with quick action under pressure.


Tax Credits for Hiring a Veteran

  • Businesses that hire eligible unemployed veterans can take advantage of a Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC).

  • The Returning Heroes Tax Credit now provides incentives of up to $5,600 for hiring unemployed veterans. The Wounded Warriors Tax Credit doubles the existing Work Opportunity Tax Credit up to $9,600, for long-term unemployed veterans with service-connected disabilities.