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The Takeaway | What You Should Know About Veteran Employment Services

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May 28, 2021
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THE TAKEAWAY

Veteran employers may wish to hire and support veterans in the workplace but do not know where to start. Veterans may have trouble articulating their value to employers. It is your job to address both needs and create opportunities for veterans to transition to the civilian workforce successfully.  

SOURCES

Bradbard, Deborah, Nicholas Armstrong, and Rosalinda Maury. 2015. Work After Service: Developing Workforce Readiness and Veteran Talent for the Future. January 27. https://ivmf.syracuse.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/WORK-AFTER-SERVICE-Developing-Workforce-Readiness-and-Veteran-Talent-for-the-Future.pdf.

Druzin, Heath. 2015. Report: Despite hiring efforts, veterans face employment obstacles and civilian disconnect. May 12. https://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/report-despite-hiring-efforts-veterans-face-employment-obstacles-and-civilian-disconnect-1.345755.

Gassam, Janice. 2018. Overcoming Barriers to Veteran Employment. November 13. https://www.forbes.com/sites/janicegassam/2018/11/13/overcoming-barriers-to-veteran-employment/#25a4f58950c0.

Keller, Jared. 2019. US employers see vets as lacking emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills, according to a major study. October 11. https://taskandpurpose.com/transition/us-employers-veterans-emotional-intelligence-interpesonal-skills-fuqua-study.

Maury, Rosalinda, Brice Stone, and Jennifer Roseman. 2014. Veteran Job Retention Survey Summary. Syracuse: VetAdvisor and Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families.

Watson, Kittie, Michael Perry, Becky RIpley, and Randy Chittum. 2017. How Your Company Can Better Retain Employees Who Are Veterans. July 11. https://hbr.org/2017/07/how-your-company-can-better-retain-employees-who-are-veterans.

Winters, Amanda, Rachel Stephens, and Jennifer Schultz. 2018. Barriers to Work: Veterans and Military Spouses. July 17. https://www.ncsl.org/research/labor-and-employment/barriers-to-work-veterans-and-military-spouses.aspx.

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