Hiring Military Veterans
Genuine partnership for military recruitment
Kelly has long recognized the unique value that veterans bring to our customers. The military community presents a self-replenishing pool of highly skilled, highly trained, and uniquely experienced candidates who are well-qualified to support a variety of employment opportunities.
Recruiting military personnel and their spouses is nothing new to Kelly. We’ve developed close relationships with the military and launched multiple initiatives to engage this valuable talent in our 70-year history. And we’ve put 21,000+ former military, current reserves, or military spouses to work.
In-demand skills that translate to the business world
Beyond proven professional skill sets, veterans tend to possess advanced soft skills, such as:
- Discipline – The discipline learned in the armed forces translates well to the business world. Candidates are responsible, team-oriented, results-focused, and highly motivated to build an effective career outside of the military.
- Education – Roughly half of transitioning veterans have a college degree, with 75% of those aged 18–34, and many with extensive military training.
- Leadership – Highly resourceful, veterans can work autonomously, perform exceptionally under pressure, and improvise on a moment’s notice.
- Adaptability – Veterans have a strong work ethic, fierce determination, and the personal maturity to remain flexible in completing any assignment.
Finally, veterans represent a very diverse population—with active-duty military comprising about 21% women, 21% African-American, 12% Hispanic, and 10% from other diverse groups.
Partnerships that translate to business success
We support ongoing relationships with all branches of the armed services, and serve as an active member of several veteran employment organizations, including: USO, Hiring our Heroes, and the Military Spouse Employment Partnership—among others.
Recruitment targeted for the best talent
Kelly leverages specialized military recruiters who target the veteran population in all stages of transition by aligning your defined requirements with their military skills and experience. Our specially trained veteran recruiters are armed with tools to help find and match veterans with roles that fit their full potential. And through our vast branch network, we’re closely located to most major military installations across the United States, enabling better national recruiting programs for our clients.
Contact Kelly today for veteran talent to help you compete in an ever-challenging business landscape.