Employing Veteran and Military Family Talent: Thought Leadership Series - D'Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families

Employing Veteran and Military Family Talent: Thought Leadership Series

About the Employing Veteran and Military Family Talent: Thought Leadership Series

The COVID-19 pandemic has been accompanied by drastic shifts to the workforce and employment market leaving employers with unfilled job openings and a need to find qualified job candidates with precise skillsets. At the same time, transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses are an often an untapped source of workforce talent precisely because they bring specialized training and distinctive capabilities developed and proven through real-world, high-pressure experience. Moreover, they are resilient, resourceful, entrepreneurial, and highly engaged. Yet, they also experience unique challenges related to their military transition such as how to translate their military experience into skills that help them successfully compete for jobs.

That said, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), as part of its broader employment research series, and with the generous financial support and collaboration of USAA, is exploring various topics as it relates to relevant to the employer, human resource professionals, and Corporate Responsibility professionals. This series will include a variety of topics such as the evolution of the employment landscape since 9/11, the impacts of higher education on veterans, and the employment landscape related to military spouses.

Employment Resource Library

The employment resource library provides a centralized location for employers to explore current research, reports, and best practices on how to leverage and retain military talent in their organization.

A curated collection has been developed to empower employers with insights, tools, and resources to adopt a collaborative and strategic approach to military-connected (e.g., veteran, transitioning service member, guard/reservist, military spouse) employment. This resource, a repository of the latest insights, research, and data, is curated by a team of experts to ensure it is relevant, timely, and reliable.

Please visit the Employment Resource Hub for more information.

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The Evolution of the Veteran Employment Landscape


The first in a series of three thought leadership briefs related to employing veterans and military families, The Evolution of the Veteran Employment Landscape explores veteran employment since the extraordinary events of September 11, 2001 (9/11) took place. This brief presents and investigates five key highlights that relate to post 9/11 veteran transition and employment.

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