Why Military Veteran Make the Best Employees

There are nearly one million unemployed military veterans in the U.S. according to the House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs, and the Department of Labor reports that, for some veteran groups, unemployment is more than 20% higher than the national average.

 Link Staffing has made it our personal mission to hire, recruit, place and train vets so that can successfully transition into a civilian career. With the creation of LinkCorps, a veteran job program, we have successfully been placing vets for years and have personally witnessed the countless benefits that they have brought to our clients.

 Hiring veterans is not only a good idea, it’s good business. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should hire veterans:

1. Accelerated Learning Curve and Trainability

Veterans have ability to learn new skills and concepts. They can enter your workforce with identifiable and transferable skills that can enhance your company’s productivity and efficiency. 

2. Leadership Skills

The military trains people to be leaders, whether that is through direction, delegation, or motivation.  Therefore, veterans are able to initiate practical ways to manage for results, even in the most frustrating and demanding circumstances

3. Teamwork

The basis of the military is teamwork.  Veterans have had to work effectively together as a unit, with people from different backgrounds, viewpoints and skillsets.

4. Strong Work Ethic

Veterans are hard-workers and have been tested in ways that other people have not.  In addition, according to many who recruit veterans, they usually stay with a company longer than those without military experience.

5. Breadth of Experience

Military service gives veterans experience in many equivalent civilian jobs – IT, transportation, logistics, communication, management, security, etc.  Because of their experiences in the service, veterans are usually aware of international and technical trends pertinent to business and industry. They can bring the kind of global outlook and technological savvy that all companies need to succeed.

6. Ability to Handle Pressure and Complex Situations

Members of the military have to continually adapt to changing environments and new responsibilities.  Change is ever constant.  They learn how not to “just deal” but to thrive in a variety of settings.

7. Dependability

Veterans do not show up late for work, and they can be relied upon to perform their duties properly.  They will always put their best foot forward to achieve the highest standards of performance.  

If you are a veteran looking for employment, or are a company looking to improve the productivity of your company, contact our Military Veteran Liaison, Terrance Jeanisse at tjeanissee@localhost or visit /link-corps-military-jobs-program for more information.