It’s National Hire a Veteran Day

A veteran thinking about earning a certificationEach year, July 25 is set aside as a day to remind employers that veterans bring proven skills, experiences, and leadership qualities to the workplace.

It’s also a great time to recognize the ways the public workforce system can help employers achieve their hiring goals.

Ready to hire a veteran?

Maybe you already know the many reasons that veterans make excellent employees—and you’re ready to recruit and hire candidates to meet your needs. Veterans Employment Representatives, located at American Job Centers across the country, can help.

Two simple steps. Follow these two steps to get started finding and hiring qualified veterans for your open positions:

  1. Begin by posting your job opening on your state job bank. Follow the instructions on your state job bank website to post jobs.
  2. Next, contact a Veterans Employment Representative at an American Job Center (you’ll find contact information when you use this link to locate your closest center). Let them know you want to hire a veteran. They may ask for details of your job listing(s), and they’ll be able to help you identify qualified veterans.

Translate military skills. Many veterans have specific skills that can be put to good use in your workplace. To learn about military occupations that may share skills and work experience with the jobs you’re hiring for, visit the Civilian-to-Military Occupation Translator.

Tax incentives. You may also be eligible for a tax incentive for hiring a veteran. Read about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC).

Already employ veterans?

If your business already counts veterans in its workforce, you may be eligible for the U.S. Department of Labor’s HIRE Vets Medallion Awards. Established in 2018, these annual awards are the only federal-level veterans’ employment recognition of companies’ or organizations’ commitments to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development. Learn more and sign up to get updates on the 2020 award cycle at the link above.

Want to learn more?

Get more tips and resources to help you hire, train, and retain a strong workforce with CareerOneStop’s Business Center.

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