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Survey: Two-Thirds Seek to Hire Veterans

November 09 2012

Twenty-nine percent of employers are actively recruiting veterans to work for their organizations, up 9 percentage points from a year ago, according to a survey by CareerBuilder.

Twenty-two percent plan to add members of the National Guard to their headcount, up 8 percentage points. Sixty-five percent said they would be more likely to hire a veteran over another equally qualified candidate.

Looking to leverage the technical and leadership skills of military personnel, three in 10 hope to fill information technology positions with veterans.

The survey included 2,655 U.S. hiring managers and human resource professionals.


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