Veteran and service member employment
Are there special considerations for veteran and service member employees?
When military personnel transition to civilian employment, America's businesses stand to benefit. Across industries, veterans bring valuable skills and experience to the table and know what it means to put in a hard day’s work. Because of the training, work ethic, and goal-oriented culture of the military, many companies report that veterans not only make excellent employees, but also tend to have a higher rate of retention. They also grasp new concepts quickly and work well both independently and as part of a team – all highly prized skills in any workplace. These skills include both the hard and soft skills coveted by today's employers, such as leadership, management, teamwork, accountability, and responsibility.
As an employer, there are certain things you should know about hiring and employing veterans and service members.
Please select one of the following questions to learn more about employing veterans and find out whom to contact if you need more information.
- Why should I hire veterans?
- How can I make sure I treat veteran and service member employees fairly?
- Do I have to allow an employee to leave work for military service?
- What happens when an employee returns from military service?
- Do Federal contractors and subcontractors have specific responsibilities related to veteran employment?
- How do I determine how much leave to provide for military family or caregivers?
- Where can I learn more about hiring veterans?
- Can I get special recognition as an employer who hires veterans?
- I don’t see my concern listed and would like to talk to someone about veterans’ employment issues.
- What posters am I required to post in my workplace?