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
Poise under pressure 52%
Source: Harris poll, November 2014