Washington, June 11, 2012 — Hiring veterans is good for business, according to a detailed study released today by two experts at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). In Employing America's Veterans: Perspectives from Businesses, Dr. Margaret C. Harrell, CNAS' Director of the Military, Veterans and Society Program, and Non-Resident Senior Fellow Nancy Berglass convey their findings based on extensive interviews of 87 representatives from 69 companies. The authors report that the companies articulated 10 reasons for hiring veterans, including leadership and teamwork skills, character, structure and discipline, expertise, effectiveness, and loyalty.
But, they note, businesses also raised some challenges associated with hiring veterans, such as translating how skills learned in the military are useful in the civilian workplace, negative stereotypes and concerns about future deployments.
Download Employing America's Veterans: Perspectives from Businesses.
Harrell and Berglass make specific recommendations for how government, businesses, nonprofit organizations and individual veterans can better address veteran employment. They suggest that the employment of veterans would improve if:
co-author Harrell will also discuss this report at the CNAS annual conference
on Wednesday, June 13 during a session on Reintegrating Veterans into Their
Learn more about the conference and register here . The conference will also be webcast live starting at 8:45 a.m. EDT on June 13.
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