Wanted: Military vets for good management jobs

Fortune 1000 companies push to hire young, unemployed veterans

Wanted: Military vets for good management jobs

Dressed for job interviews, members of the Warrior Transition Battalion prepare to travel to Seattle, Sept. 7 for a Hire America’s Heroes job fair. Corporations are actively recruiting young veterans from infantry ranks and elsewhere for management or team-leading positions, according to a survey of Fortune 1000 companies to be published in G.I. Jobs Magazine. (17th Public Affairs Detachment/Spc. Adam L. Mathis)

By Gregg Zoroya
USA TODAY

Corporations are actively recruiting young veterans from infantry ranks and elsewhere for management or team-leading positions, according to a survey of Fortune 1000 companies to be published in G.I. Jobs Magazine.

Businesses say they value skills for operating within a chain of command and for handling mission-focused tasks, according to the survey done by Victory Media, which owns G.I. Jobs. Survey results, running in the magazine's April issue and published online Wednesday, were provided to USA TODAY.

"It's decision-making ability — that's what you're hiring somebody for. You trust their abilities to solve your problems for you," says Dan Piontkowski, veterans staffing program manager for Hewlett-Packard.

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