America's best employers for veterans in 2020
US veterans find recovery, business success after serving country
Marine Sergeant and Americaron Lawn Care founder Greg Caron and Air Force Master Sergeant and JR’s Custom Metal Engraving founder Joseph Deslauriers on starting their businesses during their recoveries from combat.
Veterans transitioning from military life have had a long history in America conquering the business world.
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After service, vets look to begin anew for employment, economy, quality of life and health.
The city where a veteran chooses to settle down can make a big difference in terms of veteran unemployment rate, veteran-owned businesses per veteran population, veteran income growth, median veteran income, veteran population and quality of VA health facilities.
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“Finding a job is one of the hardest parts of the transition process. For some, it’s the first time negotiating a salary offer or even getting to pick their line of work,” said Gary Patton, a retired major general and current vice president and director for military and veterans affairs at CACI.
The jobless rate for almost 19 million veterans in the U.S. declined from 6.6% in 2013 to 3.1% in 2019.
“Veterans bring discipline, leadership and tech skills and a unique perspective and passion for the work they do,” said Betty Thompson, executive vice president and chief people officer at Booz Allen Hamilton, which came in at No. 5 on Forbes’ inaugural ranking of America’s Best Employers for Veterans.
Military Times and Forbes complied America's best employers for veterans in 2020.
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Here is a look at some of the best jobs for veterans.
General Motors LLC, manufacturing
85,848 employees, 6.2% veterans
The Boeing Company, defense
148,318 employees, 14% veterans
Booz Allen Hamilton, consulting
27,170 employees, 29% veterans
55,000 employees, 4% veterans
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