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Unemployment among Vets is 2x the National Average!

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A Few Good Men and Women

Your employees are a key ingredient in maximizing the potential of your company so finding the right employee is critical. As employees, veterans bring with them a strong work ethic, dedication to the mission, exceptional training, and proven leadership skills. They are team players who understand the importance of teamwork in accomplishing the task at hand. These qualities manifest themselves in an individual who is often more productive and disciplined in their jobs.

There may be financial benefits to hiring veterans as well. One such program is the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service which can reimburse Employers for up to 50% of the Veteran’s salary for up to six months. Another is the federal tax incentive offered under the Work Opportunity Tax Credit which can contribute up to $2,400 per Veteran hired by companies.  Here are additional examples of tax credits for hiring Veterans, http://www.blakechristian.com/tax_credits_hiring_veterans.html
 
In addition, Veterans have valuable background and security clearances that are required by many employer especially government contractors. More than 90% of military personnel have had background checks for various levels of security clearances.

Green Collar Vets works with educational institutions to equip Veterans with the tools necessary to obtain the training necessary to for a sustainable career in the green industry. We ask that Employers work with us to provide job opportunities for those who have served our country honorably.  Please "Like" us on facebook at www.facebook.com/greencollarvets, follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/greencollarvet and connect with us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/greencollarvets for updates and additional opportunities to support one of our countries most valuable resources.

Green Collar Vets is working to fund the implementation of an advanced matching system designed to help Veterans properly identify their strengths, weaknesses, values and capacity for the best match to the re-training and development programs that will prepare them for a future in a career that is far better aligned with their personal satisfaction, intellectual capability and practical skills.  If this sounds like a venture you would like to support please donate to our cause via exposure, social connections or monetary means and help us serve those who have served us!

Hiring Vet Tax Incentives

About 1 million veterans will be entering the civilian workforce over the next five years. Businesses recognize that the work experience they gain while in the service are valuable to private enterprise.

Companies can claim a credit against taxes owed of as much as $5,600 for hiring veterans, and as much as $9,600 for hiring veterans with service-connected disabilities, if the veteran has been looking for work for six months or longer.

The new law also provides as much as $2,400 for hiring a veteran who has been looking for work for one to six months.

Top 10 Reasons to Hire Vets

  1. Ability to learn new skills and concepts.
  2. Strong leadership qualities.
  3. Flexibility to work strongly in teams or work independently.
  4. Diversity and strong interpersonal skills.
  5. Ability to work efficiently and diligently in a fast-paced environment.
  6. Respect for procedures and accountability.
  7. Hands on experience with technology and globalization.
  8. Strong personal integrity.
  9. Strong sense of health, safety and property standards.
  10. Triumph over adversity.