Military Veterans make Outstanding Employees for so many reasons!
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available to private-sector businesses and certain non-profit organizations for hiring certain individuals, including veterans, who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment. The WOTC program enables the targeted employees to gradually move from economic dependency into self-sufficiency as they earn a steady income, while participating employers are able to reduce their federal income tax liability.
A U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) project that addresses the employment challenges of returning Service Members and Veterans, especially those living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
When service members become wounded, ill, or injured, they often face a change in their career trajectory. While approximately 50% return to their military careers, many separate from service and begin a new career in the civilian workforce. These Veterans are well-trained, highly-skilled professionals who can strengthen any organization, increasing diversity and the bottom line. There is no standard definition of a “wounded warrior”—today’s military personnel experience a wide range of injuries, from amputations and burns to traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). What is most important is that these injuries do not prevent them from contributing to society, but often make them more resilient, determined, and ready to serve.
Learn more how to Hire a Veteran at: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/vets/hire
Contact your Local Veteran Employment Representative (LVER) or the State Veterans Employment Manager to register your company and post your position(s).
Is your company interested in recruiting Veterans and returning Service Members? Register with the Vet/Mil Employment Portal through the Arizona Coalition for Military Families and have access to search resumes and the specific skill sets you're looking for.
The Arizona Department of Veterans' Services and the Arizona Coalition for Military Families are working together to locate employers who are interested in recruiting veterans. We can assist your recruiting through the Military/Veteran Employment Resource Center.
Please contact the Arizona Coalition for Military Families at 602-753-8802 or via email at [email protected] for more information.