The State of Connecticut Employment statistics have Veterans hovering around a 15% unemployment, almost double the state average. It’s even worse than Urban areas like Waterbury, CT.
Today, I applied for a job doing construction work, in order to pick up some spare cash while working on our foundation. I wasn’t skilled enough, even though I’m a disabled veteran. It’s tough out there in the real world. Our group has a tough time readjusting to society and family when we finish our tours/military career.
There are so many benefits to hiring veterans (disabled, too). Tax credits in the thousands are given to those who hire disabled veterans. Veterans can also handle a great deal of stress, and weigh problems differently than civilian counterparts. We also work very well in small teams and under pressure.
Here’s a link with more information: