Looking for the Best – Hire a Vet
Many Alaskan employers have discovered the option of hiring veterans,
particularly recently separated service members, and military retirees. Today’s
military service members are extremely well trained, highly motivated, and well
educated – probably more so than most civilian employers realize. Alaska’s labor
market is fortunate to have a large population of America’s most capable job
seekers – veterans! Contact your local Alaska Job
Center Network office to help find the veteran who will get the job done.
Today’s Veterans – Well Trained Coming Out
Employers in today’s swiftly changing world know that worker “trainability” is
often the key to success. Since rigorous in-service training is a regular
feature of military preparedness, service members have learned to absorb
instruction quickly. They’ve been trained to be trainable. Indeed, today’s
veterans will have spent one-quarter of their military careers either as
students or instructors in their various specialties.
Experienced – Computer Literate
In addition to rigorous training, today’s veterans have sophisticated and
up-to-date work experience in hundreds of occupational specialties, many of
which require them to be computer literate. Not surprising, a great deal of
these skills are directly transferable to Alaska’s economy.
The military has traditionally encouraged its service members to take advantage
of continuing education programs. Indeed, over ninety-five percent of military
officers possess baccalaureate degrees, and thirty-five percent have earned a
masters degree or higher. A significant number of non-commissioned officers have
earned their associates’ or bachelor’s degrees.
Conscientious and Hard Working
Potential employers also benefit from the outstanding work ethic that military
service instills. Service members are taught early on to pay meticulous
attention to detail. Follow-up, persistence, and pride in doing one’s best, are
all hallmarks found in the military. Veterans know how to set priorities, how to
work under pressure, and how to function as part of a team. If you are an
employer who values these traits, why look any further?
Veterans Industries can also assist your business
Veterans Industries’ mission is to provide rehabilitation in the area of work
restoration. The objective being to assist veterans develop work tolerance, good
working habits and skills for successful community re-entry. Veterans Industries
offers supportive employment at actual industry and service locations in the
community. This provides veterans the opportunity to develop employment
references, appropriate work habits, funds for community re-entry and an avenue
to achieve their vocational goals.
· Eliminates payroll taxes, insurance, unemployment benefits, worker’s
· Reduces payroll-processing costs.
· Provides reliable help at an affordable cost.
· Reduces hiring costs.
· Provides a partnership with a veteran organization.
· All veteran applicants will be pre-screened.
· Provides a risk free look at a potential employee.
· Free on-going drug screening for veteran participants.
· You select the employee.
· On-the-job training.
· Follow-up services provided by Veterans Industries staff.
For more information click here.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Industries/Compensated Work Therapy (VI/CWT)
3001 C Street
Anchorage, Alaska 99503