National Hire A Veteran Day

Monday, July 25th is National Hire a Veteran Day. It was founded in 2017 by Marine Corps veteran Dan Caporale. The purpose of the holiday is to bring awareness to the struggles veterans face when re-entering the workforce after serving in the uniform services.

In the United States, there are over 18 million veterans, and about 200,000 of them retire or separate from the military each year in the hopes of living a regular, civilian life.

The holiday is meant to have employers and veteran applicants understand how much they need one another.

Veterans are oftentimes in search of a new place to direct their dedication. Having employees that are naturally dedicated to their work creates a very efficient workflow for all parties involved. Not to mention the teamwork and good communication instilled in veterans’ work ethic.

Many groups were created to acknowledge their support in veteran employment, such as the HIRE Vets Medallion Program. The program is intended “to recognize employers that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to hiring and retaining veterans.” The medallions are awarded at the end of January every year.

The holiday is also recognized by many federal agencies, including the Department of Labor and the Department of Veterans Affairs. They promote through simple awareness-raising, resource-sharing, and positive reinforcement as well as by encouraging employers to seek out qualified veterans to hire and promote. A lot of these federal agencies even provide apprenticeship programs that employers can consider participating in. The Department of Labor’s Guide to Hiring Veterans is a great start for employers looking to show their support in veteran employment.

National Hire A Veteran Day is really a way to remind both job seekers and job creators the high value of hiring a vet. Staff Management Group humbly hires, trains, and certifies dedicated workers who collaborate well with others. Learn more about our staffing services!

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