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For Employers

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There are a variety of reasons to hire a veteran. Going beyond patriotism and doing the right thing, hiring a veteran is a solid business practice. LSVA can help connect your company to veterans in the Gulf Coast region that have professional backgrounds and the experience that you need.

We host a monthly networking luncheon called Warrior For Life at Masraff’s, located in Uptown. This event gives you the opportunity to meet veterans who are looking for new careers and a chance to connect with them one on one.

Posting jobs on VetsList is also another way to connect to veterans. We are a local resource that can connect you to veterans in a virtual world that also has a physical presence. We encourage small businesses to use our free service as a way for them to expand their workforce with professional military veterans.

There are many benefits to hiring veterans:

  • Many veterans have leadership experience that in unparalleled in civilian world.
  • Military veterans have international experience in a variety of countries.
  • Hiring veterans can help federal contractors and sub-contractors meet OFCCP requirements.
  • Certain companies can receive a Work Opportunity Tax Credit.
  • Companies can also receive a stipend for training a military veteran into certain positions.
  • Military veterans usually pursue higher education and graduate programs because of the education benefits they receive from the military.

On occasion LSVA will host workshops and networking events for employers to meet each other and to share best practices.

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