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Want dedicated, loyal employees? Hire veterans!

Want dedicated, loyal employees? Hire veterans!

At America’s Job Exchange, we often discuss why bringing veterans into the workforce is good for business. Hiring veteran can help build a dynamic team and augment your affirmative action planning.

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The VOW Act of 2011: How Hiring Veterans Can Help Your Diversity Programs

The VOW Act of 2011: How Hiring Veterans Can Help Your Diversity Programs

The Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act was enacted by the Department of Labor to help eliminate roadblocks unemployed veterans may face in obtaining employment. Along with education and training assistance to help veterans who served our nation find jobs and support their families, VOW also offers multiple incentives for employers recruiting from the veteran community. In particular, VOW is good for business...

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A Closer Look at the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA)

A Closer Look at the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA)

If you are a federal contractor who needs to develop an OFCCP compliance strategy, the first order of business is an understanding of the laws which govern the OFCCP mandate. One of the multiple legislative orders for compliance is the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act or VEVRAA, which prohibits discrimination against protected veterans...

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Why Recruiting Veterans Can Improve Your Team

Why Recruiting Veterans Can Improve Your Team

Veterans bring unique skills to the workplace. As they return from military duty and look to pursue civilian careers, you will more than likely interview many of these job candidates. There are various reasons you should consider when looking to hire a former member of the military community, including their ability to show leadership, teamwork and unparalleled discipline...

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Veterans and Unemployment

Veterans and Unemployment

If you look at the unemployment rate for veterans as a whole it appears to be better than the national average, reaching its lowest level in the past three years when it dipped to a rate of 6.6 percent. The national average remains at 8.1 percent. If we look at different sectors of the veteran's community; however, we do find that Gulf War II-era veterans (those who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars) rose to 10.9 percent...

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The Value of Hiring Veterans

The Value of Hiring Veterans

There are many incentives to look to the veteran's community as a fertile ground for recruitment and hiring. Apart from tax incentives available to employers from legislative orders such as the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, and enriching your diversity initiatives, the veteran community offers a unique set of skills that can add to your organizational dynamics. Veterans possess leadership skills that are the core framework of their training...

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Hiring Our Heroes: RTI Helps Veterans Build Second Careers in Metals Engineering

Hiring Our Heroes: RTI Helps Veterans Build Second Careers in Metals Engineering

At America's Job Exchange, we take great pride in helping our clients create successful initiatives to hire our nation's heroes returning from service. While it is important to recognize the sacrifice of our veterans, we also want to recognize the efforts of organizations that are going the extra mile to create opportunities for veterans. Employment opportunities at RTI and valuable military training are combining...

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Why Should You Hire Veterans?

Why Should You Hire Veterans?

At America’s Job Exchange, we often discuss why bringing veterans into the workforce is good for business. Hiring veteran can help build a dynamic team and augment your affirmative action planning.

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Best Practices to Recruit Veterans

Best Practices to Recruit Veterans

As we noted in our article, Why Recruiting Veterans Can Improve Your Team, there are many reasons to recruit and hire military veterans. Their leadership abilities, training and unique skills mean they can most often than not transfer their military skills quite favorably to the civilian workforce. While there are laws that require employers with federal contracts or subcontracts of $10,000...

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Assessing Your Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities Outreach Efforts

Assessing Your Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities Outreach Efforts

Working with recruitment sources that target Individuals with Disabilities (IWD) and Protected Veterans (PV) is a good start, but ultimately you don’t want to have just documentation of outreach. You want to know the time and money spent working with those recruitment sources is yielding results and you are successfully onboarding qualified candidates.

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