There are plenty of benefits available to employers who hire veterans.
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs offers a Special Employer Incentives program that can save business owners money by providing reimbursement of a portion of a veteran’s salary as well as coverage for certain supplies and equipment. There are also tax incentives available to employers who hire veterans.
However, the biggest benefit a business might receive by hiring a veteran is what it gets in an employee. Pure Michigan Talent Connect notes that veterans bring unique mind and skills sets to an organization, and it lists a variety of positive qualities a veteran can bring to an organization.
Businesses that make a practice of hiring veterans can also be certified as a veteran-friendly employer by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. Job opportunities by certified veteran-friendly employers are posted on the Pure Michigan Talent Connect website alongside a flag icon to let veterans know that business values them.