The “Vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011” enacted last year is a program that offers special tax incentives to companies who hire veterans.
The program is a tremendous two-for-one that helps both veterans and companies satisfy needs in the work place. Military veterans are a highly skilled workforce that is often overlooked in job searches because of their alternative work experience. Some employers fail to grasp the veterans’ correlation in skills to their civilian counterparts. While veterans may have a large block of time on their résumé that doesn’t include industry specific work experience that a civilian counterpart might possess, that time was filled with problem solving and skill building that can only be found on a veteran’s resume. Through personal experience working with veterans, it has been consistently impressive to see the savvy, leadership and motivation they bring to the table.