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Hooah! Oorah! Hooyah! Vets’ hiring outlook brightens

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Following years of high unemployment, the hiring outlook for recent U.S. veterans may have finally turned the corner. One third of employers (33%) are actively recruiting veterans over the next year, according to a new Harris poll. The number is up from 27% in a survey conducted in 2013 and 20% in 2011.

Additionally, 31% of responding employers say they have hired a veteran who recently returned from duty in the last 12 months, up from 28% in 2013.

Employers are confident they gain important skills when they hire former members of the military.

What employers believe they’re getting when they hire veterans

  • Teamwork  62%

  • Discipline  62%

  • Integrity  58%

  • Poise under pressure  52%

  • Leadership  50%

Source: Harris poll, November 2014

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