The Case for Hiring Veterans
Most Americans would agree that hiring veterans is laudable. Simply put, the problem is how do we go about it?
Multi-Specialty HealthCare has had a Chiropractic Assistant Training Course at our Annapolis Office for the last 10 years. Dr. Keith Scott, who is also the Chiropractor for The PGA, teaches this course. In our efforts to employ more veterans and their families, we are in the processes of working on a local as well as on the national level to make veterans and their family members aware of the opportunities in this field. Working with other Chiropractors in the area we hope to be able to provide a placement service as well as the training course.
The Federal Government has give substantial financial incentives for hiring veterans. For the most part, large corporations have been leaders for transitioning vets and fostering veteran’s professional growth. However, the majority of jobs in this country are provided by medium to small business concerns.
The numbers for unemployment for veterans are higher than the national norms. There are now 2 million post 9/11 veterans. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for veterans between the ages of 18 to 24 is 20.9% and 12.9% between the ages of 25 to 35. These numbers present a great challenge to us all to transition these veterans into the workplace.
According to Raymond Weeks, Vice President of Prudential Financial Veterans Initiates, “ These are the kind of men and women who can fix a truck in 100 degree heat. They may have been entrusted with a piece of multi-million dollar equipment, and they have a great deal of technical training. They bring practiced leadership skills, and also know-how to develop their subordinates. They are mission-focused, which translates well in a corporate environment.
Please join Multi-Specialty in promoting our efforts. E-mail Paula at firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of any qualified veterans, and we will be happy to reach out to them.