Local Employers Have a Unique Opportunity to Attract Veterans

In 2013, an estimated 132,000 soldiers will transition out of the U.S. Army. With Fort Knox in our region, local employers have access to veterans in a way that no other community can. Fort Knox is the headquarters for the Army Career Alumni Program (ACAP) – all Army personnel go through ACAP, physically or virtually, as they are exiting the military. This offers an excellent opportunity to attract and keep more veterans in our region and our workforce.

Surprisingly, 77 percent of all people between the ages of 18-24 are ineligible to join the Army due to a lack of a high school education, poor fitness, drug use, or criminal history. So, when an employer hires a veteran, the company is choosing a responsible and educated employee who is trained and disciplined with skills like leadership, a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and reliability.

Local employers such as Ford, Humana, and many others value having veterans on their teams for multiple reasons. This video segment shares some of the many important traits that veterans bring to the workplace.

Please contact us if you would like to help in our effort to deliver optimal employment, training, and support services to veterans in the region.  And whether you’re a veteran or an employer, be sure to check out our Veterans Resource Center for assistance in seeking employment opportunities or veteran talent.