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Why Hire a Veteran

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Accelerated Learning Curve

 

Vets have the proven ability to quickly learn new skills and concepts. They possess identifiable and transferable skills proven to achieve success.

 

Leadership

 

Vets understand practical ways to manage and achieve goals in even the most trying circumstances. They are trained to lead by example as well as through direction, delegation, motivation, and inspiration.

 

Teamwork

 

Vets understand how genuine teamwork grows out of a responsibility to one’s colleagues and how diverse individuals or groups can best work together to achieve overarching objectives.

 

Diversity and Inclusion in Action

 

Vets have worked respectfully and cooperatively alongside others regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or mental and physical capabilities.

 

Efficient Performance under Pressure

 

Vets have the capacity to know how to accomplish tasks on time and in spite of stress or adversity. They understand the importance of dedication and perseverance.

 

Respect for Procedures

 

Vets have gained a unique perspective on the value of accountability. They understand how policies and procedures yield stability, safety, and productivity.

 

Technology and Globalization

 

Vets are aware of international and technical trends pertinent to business. They bring the kind of global outlook and technological savvy necessary for success.

 

Integrity

 

Vets know what it means to do an “honest day’s work.” This integrity translates into qualities of sincerity and trustworthiness.

 

Conscious of Health and Safety Standards

 

Vets are cognizant of the importance of health and safety standards. This conscientiousness translates into the protection of self, others, and property.

 

Triumph over Adversity

 

Vets are individuals who have triumphed over adversity. They have the proven ability to overcome challenges and obstacles through strength and determination.

 

 

Tax Incentives

 

The VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, enacted November 21, 2011, provides an expanded Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) to businesses that hire eligible unemployed veterans and for the first time also makes the credit available to certain tax-exempt organizations. The credit can be as high as $9,600 per veteran for for-profit employers or up to $6,240 for tax-exempt organizations. The amount of credit depends on a number of factors, including the length of the veteran’s unemployment before hire, hours a veteran works, and the amount of first-year wages paid. Employers who hire veterans with service-related disabilities may be eligible for the maximum credit. For more information about the tax incentives, please click here.