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Veterans Are Valuable Assets

Veterans bring valuable skills and experience from their military service to your workforce. This toolkit is designed to help you better understand how Veterans can be valuable assets to your company. You can also learn more about how hiring Veterans may benefit your organization, its mission, and bottom line.

Why Veterans Make Good Employees

Want to know what skills and positive attributes a Veteran brings to the workplace?

Read our Why Veterans Make Good Employees (Handout).

Interested in developing or enhancing a Veterans hiring initiative for your company but don't know where to begin?

America's Heroes at Work Use America’s Heroes at Work’s Hiring Veterans toolkit* to recruit, hire, and retain Veterans.

Want to recruit Veterans with disabilities or develop, launch, or maintain your own disabled Veteran initiative?

Project Hired has a Wounded Warrior Workforce Program* that can help you.

Interested in supporting career opportunities for wounded warriors?

Operation IMPACT (Injured Military Pursing Assisted Career Transition) assists severely injured Service Members with the transition to civilian careers. They have created a Network of Champions* for companies looking to hire these Veterans.

Tax Credits

Want to know more about tax credits for hiring Veterans?

Find more information on the Department of Labor's Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Site*. Additional information about this and state tax credits can be found in these articles, Hire a Veteran and Win the War on Taxes* and White House Fact Sheet: Returning Heroes and Wounded Warrior Tax Credits*.

Hiring Veterans

Want to exhibit at job fairs or advertise job postings to Veterans?

Visit the Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes* website to learn more about becoming an exhibitor in a job fair in your area. To post online, consider Hero 2 Hired*, Hire Veterans*, or VetJobs*.

What are other reasons to hire Veterans?

VetJobs has a number of articles that discuss reasons to hire Veterans. These two articles enumerate reasons for hiring Veterans: Why Hire a Vet* and Why Hire a Veteran: 12 Good Reasons*. Other articles discuss hiring Veterans from an employer's viewpoint: Why Hire Veterans: An Employer's Viewpoint* and Hiring a Veteran: The Next Sound Investment for Your Company*


Check out America’s Heroes at Work’s Hiring Veterans toolkit* to recruit, hire, and retain Veterans.

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*Links will take you outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs web site. VA does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of the linked websites.