Hiring Veterans is Good Business, Study Reports

June 11, 2012

Most companies canvassed in a study published Monday say it's good business to hire veterans because of their leadership and teamwork skills, but some negative perceptions about veterans persist among business leaders.

Company executives say they sometimes struggle to understand the skills an infantryman could bring to a civilian job, for example. And some cite a fear that many veterans might suffer from post-traumatic stress, according to the study released by the Center for a New American Security, a non-partisan group that studies defense policies.

The study involved in-depth interviews with 87 business leaders representing 69 companies. 

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