Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Some Advantages of Hiring a Veteran/ Service Member

Some Advantages of Hiring a Veteran/ Service Member
Skills & Qualities
Our nation’s military and veterans have acquired a wealth of knowledge, skills and competencies through practical workforce experience. Some of the key skills of veterans and service members include:
·         Mature & Respectful
·         Unique team-building skills
·         Mission driven
·         Proven leadership abilities
·         Work effectively within multi-cultural diverse environments
·         Disciplined
·         Have (and leverage) advanced technical training
·         Strong work ethic
·         Developed technical skills in areas of critical importance
·         Able to overcome stress and adversity
·         Veterans know the value of hard work, getting to work and staying until the job is finished
·         Veterans and service members are accountable, for example; VA-guaranteed home loans have had the lowest foreclosure rate for the last 15 quarters and the lowest serious delinquency rate for the last 12 quarters (benefits.va.gov/homeloans)
Financial Incentives
·         The VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 provides tax incentives for companies that hire eligible veterans (veterans.house.gov/vow)
-$2,400 for veterans unemployed for less than 6 months in the year before being hired
-$4,800 for service-connected disabled veterans hired within 1 year of discharge
-$5,600 for veterans unemployed for at least 6 months in the year before being hired
-$9,600 for service-connected disabled veterans unemployed for at least 6 months the year before being hired
·         The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides incentives to companies that hire service connected disabled veterans who face extraordinary obstacles to obtaining employment. VA reimburses up to %50 of the veteran’s salary for 6 months (www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre).
Paid Training & Education
·         The VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 (veterans.house.gov/vow) provides:
-          Paid training through a new Veterans Restraining Assistance Program for 99,000 unemployed veterans between the ages of 35 and 60
-          An additional 1 year of Montgomery GI Bill benefits to allow unemployed veterans to develop skills for high demand jobs.
-          1 year of additional Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment benefits for disabled veterans
 
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