Hiring a Guardsman or a Reservist makes good business sense. These are disciplined and skilled workers who display pride, leadership, responsibility, and professionalism in what they do. They understand the mission of their civilian jobs and make it a priority to get results, all while displaying a strong work ethic. Service members often possess advanced skills, certifications, education, and are more valuable employees. They also recognize their employment is an essential element in sustaining the All-Volunteer Force for the future.
The United States benefits from the contributions of those willing to depart the comforts of home to answer the call of duty. Our Service members carry out missions compatible with training, mobilization readiness, humanitarian affairs, and contingency operations here in the United States, as well as in many countries all over the world. Support at home helps them focus on those missions.
Employers interested in hiring Guardsmen and Reservists can participate in the Department of Labor's efforts to support Veteran hiring at www.Veterans.gov. Through their online tools and their network of 2,400 American Job Centers, they provide employers labor market counseling, interview and job seeker selection tips, a vast job seeker network, and subsidies for hiring Veterans.
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