It is important to be grateful for the people who have contributed and risked their lives to protect our country. However, sadly, jobs for veterans are scarce, making it challenging for them to transition back into civilian life after their years of service. According to the latest statistics by the US Department of Labor, the veteran unemployment rate was 3.1%, up from 2.9% in December 2019.
Including our veterans in the workforce, however we can, is our responsibility as American citizens. Not only is hiring veterans the right thing for business owners and management leaders to do, but it’s also a way to improve our companies. Veterans are equipped with a strong drive, specialized skills, and unparalleled experience, making them valuable assets to any organization.
DreamHome Remodeling recognizes its duty to provide work opportunities for veterans. We also recognize the strength that these valuable members of society can bring to enhance our company as members of the team. That’s why we’re dedicated to offering equal employment opportunities for veterans. In this article, we will share some of the unique attributes our veterans have that make them exceptional additions to any company’s team—and how these VIPs can bring a positive impact on your company’s bottom line.
1. Effective Leadership Skills
From the day they enter the military, veterans have been thoroughly trained to be leaders. With experience in making tough decisions quickly during high-pressure situations, veterans are known for being natural leaders and for doing what’s best for the team.
2. Solid Work Ethic
With a strong military background, most veterans have adopted a can-do attitude. Veterans won’t think twice about going the extra mile or putting in some extra effort to get the job done quickly and effectively. Veterans have also earned a reputation for being hardworking people who can work long and unconventional hours.
3. Specialized Training and Education
Many veterans have undergone special training and education to learn specific skill sets that will make it easier for them to land a job when they get back to civilian life. This additional training means that employers can benefit from their veteran employees’ solid knowledge and specialized skills.
4. Cost Savings Due to Paid Relocation
Normally, the employer is responsible for the employee’s relocation, including all moving expenses. However, veterans who relocate for a job have all these expenses covered by the relocation assistance program of the government. This doesn’t only save your company thousands of dollars but also spare you from the hassle of arranging for the employee relocation.
5. Various Tax Credits
When it comes to direct financial perks, giving jobs for veterans make your company eligible for tax credits. Those who hire veterans, whether on a short- or long-term basis, will receive a Returning Heroes Tax Credit. Additionally, there is also a Wounded Warriors Tax Credit that is given to companies that hire veterans with service-related disabilities.
DreamHome Honors US Veterans
For more than two decades, DreamHome Remodeling has solidified its position as a reputable home remodeling company that provides a wide range of services across DC, Virginia, and Maryland. Among our many awards and recognitions, we’re an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor, a HomeAdvisor “Top-Rated contractor”, an A+ accredited remodeler by the Better Business Bureau, and an Angie’s List Super Service Awardee.
Our company also prides itself on being involved with the local community and plays an active role in supporting our nation’s veterans. In addition to our participation as a proud sponsor of the Wounded Warriors Project, which builds mortgage-free homes for US veterans, we also help the community by providing jobs for veterans.
If you or someone you know is a veteran seeking employment in the DMV area, contact our team for more information about working with us. You can also find out more about our services or request a free, in-home estimate by filling out our online form.