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By Debbie Gregory.

When servicemembers shed their uniforms for civilian clothing, the desire to serve often remains. It’s not uncommon for veterans to seek careers that allow them to leave a meaningful and positive impact on the people and teams they are responsible for.

As today’s employers face challenges in hiring and retaining talent, they would be wise to take advantage of the talents skills and experience military veterans bring to the table.

Employers who go the extra mile to understand the impacts of the military transition will be at a greater advantage over those who don’t.

Servicemembers who are leaving the military go through the federal “Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success)” program, which is designed to prepare them for life in the civilian world, but the program, which runs from 7-10 days, can fall short. Private sector employers, just by recognizing that there is still a lot of transitioning to be done, can aid in the process.

Too many options can be overwhelming for transitioning servicemembers. Employers should keep in mind that for a veteran who had limited choices in the military and is now faced with a completely blank, wide-open landscape in front of them, choice can be paralyzing.

Remember that every veteran is an individual first and foremost, and they have different goals and dreams. But like most of is, they want to be accepted, liked and appreciated.

If you ask a question about their time in the military, be prepared for the answer. Or if they prefer not to talk about what they experienced, be respectful of that.

Keep in mind that committing your time, family, career and sometimes your life to serve your country requires a certain character. The person who serves believes it is the right thing to do, strives to serve others more than him or herself and chooses to celebrate the group success over individual recognition.

Tax Credits Available for Hiring Veterans

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Military Connection Tax Credits
Military Connection Is Getting the Word Out to Employers About Tax Credits Available for Hiring Veterans., the go-to site of the military and Veteran communities, is pleased to let employers know that the tax credit for hiring Veterans has been extended until 2019.

The tax credit, known as the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), is available to employers who hire veterans. The WOTC is a workforce program that incentivizes workplace diversity and facilitates access to good jobs for American workers, including those who have served.

With a focus on employment, is in a unique position to see the benefits of the tax credit from both sides. Employers who hire veterans not only receive the valuable monetary perks from the federal tax credit that can offset the cost of recruitment, advertising and training, they also capture employees with a multitude of skills and an exceptional work ethic. The very nature of being in the military has given them attributes unlike those that civilians gain through most other types of employment.

“Those who serve in the military seldom have the luxury of long analysis when it comes to making a decision regarding a specific situation,” said Debbie Gregory, CEO of Military Connection. “This decisiveness, coupled with their tenacity and initiative, make veterans an obvious choice for potential new hires.”

Additionally, most veteran employees have proven that they can work individually, as part of a team, or in a leadership role.

The WOTC reduces an employer’s cost of doing business and requires little paperwork. The WOTC can reduce an employer’s federal income tax liability by as much as $9,600 per veteran hired, and there is no limit on the number of veterans that an employer can hire. To read more about the benefits of the tax credit, visit

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