There are many good reasons employers should hire veterans, so why does this group still struggle to find meaningful employment? As a former U.S. Marine and founder of HandyVets, Inc – a company that exclusively hires Veteran technicians – I have seen time and time again the myriad of challenges that those who dedicate their lives to our nation experience upon returning from duty. Among these challenges is the fact that our military men and women typically enroll after high school when many of their peers are going to college. That’s why 75 percent of Veterans have less than a bachelor’s degree.
In addition, one in 10 Veterans are disabled. When a military career is cut short due to a physical injury, Veterans often struggle to provide for themselves and their families. They can either choose to start over and go to college, go to trade school, or find a job paying minimum wage. But too often, individuals with Veterans Affairs (VA)