New Campaign Encourages Companies to Hire Vets

November 19, 2012

Evidence that employers are reluctant to hire veterans due to their potential physical and psychological injuries has prompted the Army to launch a new effort to educate businesses and encourage them to hire former service members.

The Army has joined with the Society for Human Resources Management, the nation’s largest trade association of hiring professionals, to create the “Hire a Veteran” campaign.

“We’ve realized that we need to help prepare employers and HR professionals and ensure that their concerns aren’t a deterrent to employing these great veterans,” said Brig. Gen. David Bishop, commander of the Army’s Warrior Transition Command, at a press briefing in Washington on Monday.

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