According to a 2012 report, some of the biggest companies in the world have committed to hiring veterans, including Amazon.com where 25 percent of new hires are former members of the military and where many members of the military are hired for management or executive-level positions. Companies that hire veterans tend to excel because of the skills and strong work ethic that veterans bring to the table.
When your company is looking for someone to fill an open position, here are three big benefits of hiring a veteran that you should consider:
- Veterans have unique capabilities: Veterans have a skill set unlike any other because they have valuable real-world experience in high stress situations. Veterans have strong communication skills, they are great at learning new things, they often have advanced technical training, and they know how organizational policies can work to achieve successful outcomes. Your company can benefit from hiring some of the toughest, smartest and bravest people that are in the market for work if you hire veterans.
- Veterans are excellent leaders and problem solvers: Veterans know they must accomplish their missions and there is no room for error. They have strong leadership skills and they are creative problem solvers who can find a way to make things work.
- Hiring veterans can earn tax credits for your company: Employers who hire veterans may be eligible for Work Opportunity tax credits and/or for Returning Heroes tax credits if they hire eligible veterans. The tax credits available for hiring veterans can be quite substantial, especially if your company hires a veteran who has a service-connected disability. The tax credit under these circumstances could be worth more than $9,000.
If you are looking for veterans to hire in Kirkland, Fife, Renton, Lacey, Lynnwood, Everett and surrounding areas, let SmartTalent help. Our skilled staffing service has a large network of former members of the military who would be perfect in positions in a wide variety of industries. To find out more about how we can help you hire veterans and get all the benefits that this hiring choice entails, give us a call today.