Military Employment: Recruiting and Hiring

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Hiring: Incentives: What do we need to know about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit in order to begin using the credit?


The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit offered to employers who hire employees from various economically disadvantaged populations. The WOTC was first introduced by the Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996. Various extensions have kept this act in existence. In 1997, the act was extended by the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. Further extensions include the Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002, and the Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2004.


  • Helping Injured Veterans Transition to the Workplace


    Question: What do employers need to know about accommodating veterans in the civilian workplace?

    Answer: Some veterans seeking civilian employment will enter the workplace with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), conditions that are often misunderstood. To avoid missteps, employers should learn as much as they can and be aware of their legal obligations.​​

  • Research:

    Employing Military Personnel and Recruiting Veterans—What HR Can Do


    HR professionals are uniquely positioned to help both active military personnel and veterans maintain or regain their foothold in the labor market. This SHRM report presents the highlights of the “Military Veterans: Transitioning Skills to the New Economy” conference and analyzes research data on employing military personnel and recruiting veterans.

    Employing Military Personnel and Recruiting Veterans—Attitudes and Practices SHRM Poll


    This poll examines pay and benefits that organizations provide to employees who have been mobilized to serve on active duty service either as a reservist or as a member of the National Guard and the challenges organizations face when an employee has been mobilized to serve on active duty. The benefits and challenges of hiring military veterans are examined, as are the areas that would assist organizations in recruiting and hiring veterans.


    Recruiting and Assisting Combat-Exposed Veterans and People with Disabilities

    Presenter: Edward J. Crenshaw, Jr., President and CEO DESTIN Enterprises

    March 2009

    President Barack Obama has indicated he wants to bring more troops home in 2009 and 2010. The challenge for employers will be ensuring that workplaces are inclusive and allow veterans to thrive, feel appreciated and respected as the return to the U.S. workforce.

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