Top 15 Employers for Veterans

Veteran unemployment continues to be an issue in our country, especially for those who have served since 2001, known as Gulf War-era II veterans.  According to data released last month by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, while on its way down, unemployment for this group still lingers around 9%, much higher than overall national unemployment levels of 6.7%.

As President Obama continues with a steady withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan the transition from military life to civilian life will continue to be a relevant issue. It is crucial that employers recognize that U.S. military personnel are part of one of the best-trained workforces in the nation – they can work under intense pressure, are natural problem solvers and think quickly on their feet. In short, as VetJobs declares, veterans make the best employees!

So what companies are doing the best job of leveraging this talented pool?

According to Forbes Magazine, some of the top employers for veterans are:

1. Booz Allen Hamilton
Industry: Weapons and Security

2. U.S. Department of Defense
Industry: Government Agencies

3. Science Applications International Corporation
Industry: Weapons and Security

4. L-3 Communications
Industry: Weapons and Security

5. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
Industry: Aerospace

6. BAE Systems Inc.
Industry: Weapons and Security

7. The Boeing Company
Industry: Aerospace

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