When they re-enter the work force after service, veterans in Ohio and the rest of the nation are primed for technology jobs.
With a goal of ending veteran homelessness by 2015, The White House and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs challenged the private sector to hire more veterans. Many companies in the technology sector, including HP, Google and Microsoft, have stepped up to the plate and are working with The White House to hire 100,000 veterans by 2013 which is great news!
But the advantages are not limited to the veterans. Technology companies are beginning to realize, that many young veterans already have skills that meet their organizations’ needs – such as computer security and SQL experience – and companies can receive a tax credit for hiring veterans. Take a look at the infographic below (via PayScale) to see what types of technology jobs veterans are finding.
If you are a business owner who would like to hire a veteran in need in Ohio, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Each year, we help more than one thousand of Ohio veterans find housing, build job skills and find work and we’d be happy to connect you with veterans seeking employment here in Ohio. Not looking to hire, but still want to help? Donate your car to Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio so we can continue to provide these services to homeless and at-risk veterans right here in Ohio.
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