Services for Military Veterans
Specialized staff known as Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER) are available to assist employers who are seeking to hire veterans with specific skills and experiences. LVER staff are military veterans themselves and have received specialized training at the National Veterans Training Institute (NVTI). They understand how to bridge the skills and experiences of veterans with that of the job requirements in local industries.
Why hire a veteran? Here are ten reasons to hire a veteran (and help your bottom line):
- You want leaders.
Veterans have been trained to lead by example. They understand how to instruct, delegate, motivate and inspire, even in the most difficult circumstances.
- You like to work with team players.
Veterans understand that individual efforts support the group in reaching a larger objective. They know that a mission can only succeed if everyone on the team is on board.
- You need employees who can perform under pressure.
Veterans know how to accomplish their work in the face of limited resources, changing priorities and, often, high levels of stress. They are familiar with high stakes and recognize the importance of staying on task until the work is done right.
- You want a well-trained, educated workforce.
Veterans have been very well trained to do specific jobs within the military and their training is complemented by the quality of their education pursued using their VA education benefits. Hiring a vet will save you training costs.
- You appreciate employees who understand diversity.
Veterans have worked side-by-side with individuals of diverse race, gender, geographic origin, ethnic background, religion and economic status.
- You understand the advantages of seeing the big picture.
Even if they haven’t served overseas, veterans are trained to think globally. They are aware of international trends in business and industry.
- You know that work ethic matters.
Veterans are accustomed to working long hours in non-traditional environments. They know how to work hard, pay attention to detail and be resourceful to get results.
- You value procedure and policy in the workplace.
Veterans understand their place within an organizational framework. They respect policies and procedures and have learned to be responsible for subordinates and accountable to their managers.
- You will save money on background checks.
Obtaining a security clearance for an employee can be costly and time-consuming. The majority of military service members already have certain clearances, and they come with first-hand knowledge of various government entities.
- You will develop a veteran network.
Veterans are connected to other veterans. Hire a vet and you will meet more high-quality job candidates to consider for your company or organization.
HIRE Vets Medallion Program
Pursuant to the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (HIRE Vets Act) enacted on May 5, 2017, the federal Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service developed and formalized the HIRE Vets Medallion Program to recognize employers of all sizes for their efforts to recruit, employ, and retain our nation’s veterans. The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to employment of veterans.