U.S. Chamber: Hiring Vets Makes Good Business Sense

Monday, 19 Mar 2012 02:31 PM

By John Bachman

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s David Chavern says hiring military veterans is good for the economy because service members tend to have “dedication, discipline, willingness to do hard work.”

“One of the things we hear from our members is that they need workers. That story often doesn’t get told in a time of high unemployment. But there is a great need for skilled workers, dedicated workers, folks like you have in the military,” Chavern, chief operating officer for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, told Newsmax.TV during an exclusive interview.

The U.S. Chamber is expanding its nationwide push to help match military veterans and their spouses with employers. The effort began last year when the organization hosted more than 100 job fairs.

Story continues below video.




“We’ve already placed more than 8,000 veterans in jobs,” Chavern said.

But the need to hire more vets is still great, he said. In a recent Op-Ed piece that appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Chavern wrote, “Post-9/11 veterans are having the most difficulty, with younger veterans ages 18 to 24 facing a staggering 30 percent unemployment rate. Members of the National Guard and Reserve face an unemployment rate of 14 percent nationally."

“Roughly 1 million men and women in uniform and their families will leave duty over the next five years.

“We are trying to be the connector between what our members need and what our returning veterans need,” Chavern said.

The Chamber is expanding efforts to help veterans find jobs this year, planning to host more than 400 job fairs in 2012, including an event March 28 aboard the USS Intrepid museum in New York.

“It’s going to be one of our premier events. Not only is it going to be huge in terms of number of employers and number of people seeking jobs, but we are going to use it again as a means to drive more broader understanding of this problem,” he told Newsmax.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Obamacare Falls Short in Enrollees Age 18-35 With a Low 28%

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 10:32 AM

The Obama administration has announced that the number of people age 18-35 enrolled in Obamacare is 28 percent — a figur . . .

Book: Obama Told Advisers to Find 'Way Out' of Defending DOMA

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 10:16 AM

President Barack Obama ordered his top advisers to find "a way out" of defending the Defense of Marriage Act, a new book . . .

Obama Touts $15M Solar Power Plan to Fight Climate Change

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 08:52 AM

The Obama administration has a launched a $15 million solar energy package in its battle to combat climate change.  . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved