Over the past few years, hiring has become incredibly difficult for many organizations. With the US unemployment rate hovering around 4 percent and widespread shortages of key technical and soft skills, many employers are struggling to make the hires they need to keep growing.
But there is a huge population of well-trained but often overlooked talent readily available to employers: veterans. More than 450,000 of them are unemployed, but they could be filling some of the more than 6 million US job vacancies.
As of last year, there are more than 20 million veterans, almost 60 percent of whom are of working age. Altogether these veterans comprise a group of highly trained, highly talented people ready and willing to help your organization achieve its goals. Here’s how.