The Top Employers For Veterans



By Kathryn Dill

The unemployment rate among those referred to as “Gulf War Era II Veterans” — veterans who have served on active duty since 2001 — fell to 7.2% in 2014, according to data released last month by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, while the jobless rate among all veterans dropped to 5.3%.

As of 2014, 21.2 million people–9% of the civilian population over the age of 18–are veterans, defined as men and women who have previously served on active military duty in the U.S. armed forces and are now civilians.

Many companies are eager to capitalize on the technical, leadership, and process management skills of those with military experience. To determine the top employers for veterans, compensation information site took a look at companies hiring the most veterans for work in which military experience is highly relevant.

This ranking is focused exclusively on employers seeking skilled labor. As a result, some major American employers, such as Wal-Mart, do not appear on this list, despite the fact that they employ greater numbers of military veterans in unskilled capacities.

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Arnaldo Rodgers
Arnaldo Rodgers is an educated Psychologist and works as a Elementary grade teacher and counselor. He is also editor of Veterans News Now and reports on all issues related to U.S. Veterans. He is dedicated to excellence and making sure all Veterans get the news they need to make sure their lives are of the highest standards possible.

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