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Why Hire a Chicago Veteran?

Accelerated Learning Curve

Vets have the proven ability to quickly learn new skills and concepts under most extreme stressful conditions.

Leadership

Veterans are trained to lead by example. Veterans understand efficient ways to manage and achieve goals and through tightly bound relationships with those they lead, identify the best ways to delegate responsibilities.  

Teamwork

Veterans understand how important teamwork is and the responsibility to one’s team are. They have experience working with diverse individuals or groups and identify best ways to work together to achieve objectives.

Diversity and Inclusion

Vets have worked respectfully and cooperatively alongside others regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or mental and physical capabilities.

Performance under Pressure

Veterans have the capacity to know how to reach objectives and tasks on time no matter how big or small the objective may be. They understand the importance of efficiency and accomplished goals.

Integrity

Vets know what it means to do an “honest day’s work.” This integrity translates into qualities of sincerity and trustworthiness.

Safety Standards

Veterans are aware of the importance of health and safety standards. This awareness is consistently present and they are trained to convey the importance of the protection of self, others, and property.

Adversity

Vets are individuals who have triumphed over adversity. They have the proven ability to overcome challenges and obstacles through strength and determination.

Tax Incentives

The VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, enacted November 21, 2011, provides an expanded Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) to businesses that hire eligible unemployed veterans and for the first time also makes the credit available to certain tax-exempt organizations. The credit can be as high as $9,600 per veteran for for-profit employers or up to $6,240 for tax-exempt organizations. The amount of credit depends on a number of factors, including the length of the veteran’s unemployment before hire, hours a veteran works, and the amount of first-year wages paid. Employers who hire veterans with service-related disabilities may be eligible for the maximum credit. For more information about the tax incentives, please click here.

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