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Resources: Employers and Veterans

With a projected 26% annual growth rate for hiring throughout the fields of material handling, management, distribution and transportation—coupled with the graying of the current workforce—the time to consider adding veterans to your workforce is now. 

As a highly qualified labor force, retired military service persons bring a wealth of supply chain experience coupled with exemplary professional skills. Here, a list of resources to help employers connect with this pool of highly qualified candidates. 

WERC 2017 Annual Conference 
WERC’s 2017 Annual Conference in Fort Worth, Texas—April 30 to May 3—will host sessions about best practices in deploying veterans and their unique skill sets in careers throughout supply chain. Additionally, there will be opportunities to network with veterans both currently employed in the industry, as well as those seeking to join the field.

Resources that assist service members and veterans in finding careers by first leveraging apprenticeship opportunities. 

Career One Stop Job Fairs

Corporate Gray Job Fairs

Hire A Hero

Hire Our Heroes

Hiring Our Heroes, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 

How to Personalize Your Online Job Hunt

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Joint Chiefs of Staff: Chairman's Office of Reintegration
Led by Lt. Col. Brian Gilman, director of national organizations and interagency collaboration, this agency provides guidance on best practices in hiring veterans for civilian jobs in multiple industries, including supply chain.

Marine Executive Association

Marine for Life Network
Resources to connect employers with veterans of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Military Spouse Employment Partnership 

National Council for Aging Care's Guide on Military Veteran Benefit Options

Operation College Promise

U.S. Army Soldier for Life Program
A variety of resources for employers, including answers to frequently asked questions, a job board and a roadmap for hiring veterans can be found.

Veterans Employment Center 

Veterans Employment and Training Service, part of the U.S. Department of Labor  

Veterans Job Mission