Each year, approximately 200,000 service members leave the military and transition into civilian life. For companies looking for top talent, this pool of job candidates represents some of the most motivated, skilled and highly trained in the country. Hiring veterans, with their diverse experiences and expertise, not only adds value to an organization’s workforce, but also qualifies employers for tax credits, so recruiting veterans “becomes pretty important to the bottom line of employers as well,” says Eric Asmussen, a U.S. Air Force veteran and national veterans employment manager with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment & Training Service.
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