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In the past few years, the employment situation for veterans has improved though there are some who served in Iraq and Afghanistan that are still faced with employment challenges. The improvement in the employment situations has been facilitated by programs that are spearheaded by President Obama to help spur interest among various companies and organizations in hiring vets.

The president's initiative includes over 2,000 businesses and so far it has been able to create approximately 125,000 jobs for veterans as well as their spouses. The employers have also made pledges to hire over 250,000 veterans in future. There are also corporate recruiting plans targeting military veterans that have been established by some companies. Some of these companies are top military friendly employers according to the G.I jobs statistics.

Statistics by the Advocacy Organization indicate the average number of veterans that are hired annually has increased by 138% percent since 2003. It also indicates that the number of full time military vets employers has gone up by 68%, and the military recruiting budgets have also increased by 268%. This is attributed to realization by employers of the advantages that military veterans have when hired. They have realized that the vets have been instilled with unique skills that are increasingly rare in their civilian counterparts - these are especially employers in large corporations who want leaders with exceptional leadership skills.

Some of the skills that make the military veterans outstanding include their ability to easily adapt to fluctuating business environments as well as business strategies and as a result enhancing the productivity of the company. The vets are used to learning a new job and also retooling after every two to three years. When they are in service, they work with people from different cultural backgrounds as well as education levels and therefore they will not have a problem when it comes to teamwork in a company.

The advantage that military veterans have is that they can get jobs in absolutely any field of employment. For instance, if a vet was entitled with the task of looking through information to determine its reliability when in service, they can transfer those skills to government agencies as well as private businesses where they can work as Intelligence Analysts who analyze data or gather intelligence on the company's competitors. A vet could also have been in charge of managing supply chains which involves tracking of inventory as well as transport supplies. With such skills, they can be hired in many industries ranging from manufacturing to supply.

There is no limit to the jobs that military veterans can get when they come back from service. There are some jobs which are easy for the vets to transition to because of the skills they gained when in service while there are others that will require them to get extensive training. It will just depend on what career they want to pursue. The good thing is that there is support from the government as well as non-profit organizations to help the vet’s transition into the civilian world and get the jobs that they want.


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