Transitioning Veterans Have Skills to Fill Much-Needed Jobs
Research from an Institute for Veterans and Military Families study was used in a Fox News report on how veterans could fill the current skills gap in America. Paired with the usually tough transition from the military and into the private sector, matching veterans with these needed jobs may work very well, the article says.
“The Department of Defense believes that more than one million veterans will transition to civilian life over the next five years. As I learned firsthand, the transition can be difficult—half of veterans will leave their first civilian job within a year, and three-quarters depart within the first 18 months, according to a Syracuse University study. The reasons for individuals’ decisions are innumerable, but with approximately 93 percent of the U.S. population never having served a day in the military, there are communication and cultural differences between veterans and non-veterans that we must account for, solve and translate into successes for our employees, our companies, and ultimately, our country.”