(Cold Spring, KY, Tuesday, October 1, 2019) – America’s disabled veterans are faced with unique challenges as they transition from serving our country to powering America’s economy.
A survey of veterans with disabilities transitioning to the civilian workforce estimated that 57% feared hiring discrimination due to their disability. However, the reality is that America’s businesses, big and small alike, recognize the importance of hiring veterans with disabilities, but often don’t know where to begin.
As part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month this October, DAV (Disabled American Veterans) is discussing the first-ever Guide to Hiring and Retaining Veterans with Disabilities. The free guide can be downloaded from DAV’s website, www.jobs.dav.org.
DAV provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. Annually, the organization provides more than 625,000 rides to veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans with well over 200,000 benefit claims. In 2018, DAV helped veterans receive more than $20 billion in earned benefits. DAV’s services are offered at no cost to all generations of veterans, their families and survivors.