What is Covered on This Page:

  • Why hire veterans?
  • How veterans can enhance your workforce
  • Useful internet links for employers

Why hire veterans?

The Employment Development Department describes it in this way:

    "Veterans have made sacrifices while serving their country, and by doing so they have helped to bring us peace and
    prosperity. We've found that veterans bring to the job the types of skills that can certainly enhance an employer's
    workforce, such as experience, maturity and loyalty. Employers who already employ veterans know that it's simply good
    business to hire a vet because of the training and solid skills that these men and women have received in the military."

Enhance Your Work Force:  Hire A Vet!

Key Qualities & Skills of Military Personnel:

    - Excellent health, Clean police record
    - Well trained, Computer skills
    - Strong work ethic, Able to take on responsibilities

Veterans Have Proven Abilities:

Leadership: Veterans were put into leadership roles at early stages of their time in the service. The real world, front line and
often battle proven leadership developed in the military is well beyond that of a similar person in a civilian job.

Mission Focused: Every member of the military is used to working in an environment that is focused on the mission at hand.
They are not clock watchers, but rather are focused on what it takes to be successful in their mission.
Team Players: From the early stages initial training, all members of the military are used to working in a team environment.
Some teams are small, others very large, but all members of the team know that their individual efforts are to support the team
in reaching the larger objective.

Work Ethic: The work ethic of veterans is unparalleled due to the need to depend on each other for their lives. Every military
person knows that their life and success depends on their team mates. As a result, the work ethic of veterans is vastly
stronger than the normal civilian work ethic. People who have served in the military are used to working long hours in non-
traditional environments.

Training and Education: Today's military veteran has been trained in nearly every occupation imaginable, with a strong
emphasis on technology. Most of the training schools of the military that teach technology, leadership, sales, management
and operations surpass those available to civilians.
Immediate Contributor: Veterans, through their proven experiences in the military, become valuable contributors from day one
of employment. Veterans are used to being challenged, encouraged to demonstrate initiative, think quickly on their feet and
give recognition for performance to those who earn it.
Background Checks and Security Clearances: Over 90 percent of those in the military have had extensive background checks
for various levels of security clearances. When you hire a veteran, they are less likely to become a risk to your operation. And if
your company requires security clearances, a veteran can save you a great deal of money on special background
investigations since the veteran can be transferred in status.

Government Paid Relocation Assistance: When leaving active duty, veterans are given government paid relocation. The
amount of this assistance varies with each individual, but it can save your company money that can be used for other

Tax Credits: There are specific tax credits available to employers that hire military veterans. CRI, a Dallas based company
providing online solutions to help employers attract and hire the best possible job candidates, has created a web based
solution that allows employers who hire veterans to take advantage of the veterans tax credits. CRI's system provides
automated qualification of all available tax credits for each veteran applicant in addition to screening tools to help the employer
select the best candidates. Tax credits recovered may run from $1,500.00 to $8,000.00 per hire, and are a one for one dollar
credit against the employer's income taxes payable. CRI is compensated through earning a percentage of the actual tax
credits recovered for the employer. This unique new service is brought to you in partnership with VetJobs and CRI.

Additional Employer and Veteran Links and Resources about hiring Veterans:

www.VetJobs.com - Good info on hiring veterans.

America's Job Exchange, Calif - A nationwide and local job search tool.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - Internet resource for immigration law, I-9 info, etc.

California Dept. of Industrial Relations
San Jose Office
100 Paseo de San Antonio, Rom 120
San Jose, CA 95113
San Jose Phone: (408) 277-1266
Labor Commissioner, labor law, OSHA regulations, Workers' Compensation, complaints, etc.

Cal JOBS - An EDD California Internet resource for both employers and job seekers.

California Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 1-800-331-8877
Labor law help line, human resources, safety & more.

California Employer Advisory Council
Works with the EDD to improve the quality of employment services in California.

California State Disability Insurance (SDI)
Phone: (408) 277-9499 (Clients can call collect)
SDI wages due to a NON WORK-RELATED illness or injury, or a medically disabling condition from pregnancy or childbirth

EDD Homepage - California EDD Internet resource on Job Service, Unemployment Insurance, tax information, etc.

Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
A D.O.D. organization with the mission to gain and maintain active support from all public and private employers for the men
and women of the National Guard and Reserve, including info on the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment
Rights Act (USERRA).

Job Central has been chosen by the National Association of State Workforce Agencies to replace services currently provided
by America 's Job Bank.

Labor Market Information
EDD's resource for all types of info on wages, workforce, occupations, etc.

Office of Disability Employment Policy for the Department of Labor (Formerly "President's Committee for the
Employment of People with Disabilities")
Department of Labor office that provides links to resources on employing people with disabilities, including the Job
Accommodation Network (JAN).

U.S. Department of Labor
Useful employer internet links, including links to the DOL's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (OFCCP) and the
DOL's Veterans Employment & Training Services (VETS).

Security-jobs.net provides vital information and employment resources for many private security companies across the United
States as well as detailed descriptions of popular positions in the field.
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