ERIC Number: ED358314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Benefits to Employers Who Hire Women Veterans. Facts on Working Women No. 92-3.
Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
Women veterans provide employers with a new and added source of well-educated, highly trained, and highly motivated employees. Women veterans possess an impressive range of skills in many diverse areas, including functional and administrative support, medical and dental specialties, communications and intelligence gathering, service and supply, and electrical/mechanical equipment repair. The following are among the various agencies and organizations that can help employers considering women veterans for job openings: Defense Outplacement Referral System, National Women Veterans' Conference, American Legion, Retired Officers Association, Disabled American Veterans, and Job Accommodation Network. These agencies provide a variety of services to employers, including job referral, assistance in locating qualified job seekers and matching individuals to specific job openings, and special assistance to employers hiring disabled veterans. Employers should also be aware of certain laws pertaining to the employment of veterans. Legislation exists obligating employers to retain or reinstate certain eligible employees who are veterans or members of the reserve forces. Other legislation requires certain federal contractors to recruit persons with disabilities and certain veteran populations. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.