Why should I consider Hiring a Veteran?

Entrepreneurial with a High Level of Trust – Veterans:

  • Are goal-oriented individuals that strive for a high-level of achievement
  • Have a strong inherent trust and faith in co-workers and organizational leadership

Adept at Skills Transfer and Advanced Technical Training – Veterans:

  • Have experience-based techniques for problem solving and an ability to transfer their skills between projects
  • Benefit from exposure to highly advanced technology and are experienced at applying technical skills to meet organizational challenges
  • Can learn on-the-job – military experience closely resembles the apprenticeship model with years of hands-on training and professional development

Exhibit Strong Organizational Commitment – Veterans:

  • Bring a strong sense of organizational commitment and loyalty to the civilian workplace – translating to reduced attrition/turnover

Save Money through Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)*
Some examples of the benefits for employers who hire a(n):

  • Veteran unemployed for six months can receive up to $5,600 tax credit
  • Disabled veteran unemployed at least 6 months receive up to $9,600 tax credit
  • Veteran participating in the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Special Employer Incentive Program (SEI) – VR&E can reimburse the employer up to 50% of the Veteran’s salary for up to 6 months

* The current bill extends the WOTC program through December 31, 2014, and retroactively reauthorizes the program for new employees hired on or after January 1, 2014. At this time, the Department of Labor is working with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to issue reauthorization guidance to the state workforce agencies and the employer community. Employers should continue to submit WOTC applications to state workforce agencies within 28 calendar days after the new hire’s start date.

Read the Business Case for Hiring a Veteran.

AJAC’s aerospace and advanced manufacturing apprenticeship programs are approved by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) who ensures that apprenticeship programs meet minimum quality standards and comply with all federal and state laws and regulations.

It is the mission of AJAC that the training of apprentices shall be without discrimination based on race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or as otherwise specified by law.