Defense Contractors Rethinking Veteran Support
February 17, 2013
Ever since President Obama started bringing troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan, military veterans have been increasingly entering the civilian sector in search of new careers.
Defense contractors, who have long employed military veterans, have been among the leaders in hiring these employees.
In four years, for instance, Falls Church-based Northrop Grumman has seen its percentage of new hires who are veterans surge to nearly 31 percent, up from 17 percent in 2009. Nearly half of Fairfax-based ManTech International’s new hires in 2012 were veterans.