In a recently released preliminary fiscal 2011 employment report, the President’s Council on Veterans Employment found that the percentage of veterans being hired is the highest it’s been in more than 20 years. Almost three of every ten new hires made by the government this year were veterans.
Veterans comprise 28.5 percent of new employees at a time when government is hiring few people in totality. This signifies a constant growth since 2009 when President Obama put in motion the Veterans Employment Initiative to encourage agencies to recruit veterans by making the hiring process and the subsequent transition easier.
Have you noticed an increase in veteran hiring at your agency? Are you surprised by these new statistics?