Veterans: Untapped Talent Pool for Open Jobs

Veterans: Untapped Talent Pool for Open Jobs

A LinkedIn report released ahead of Veterans Day will help employers better understand the state of veteran employment.

Why it matters: Employers are looking to fill millions of open jobs, and veterans have the skills and work experience.

By the numbers: The LinkedIn 2023 Veteran Opportunity Report finds that veterans:

  • Possess eight of LinkedIn’s ten most-in-demand skills.
  • Have nearly two times more work experience than civilians and have leadership as a top skill.
  • Are three times more likely to have a graduate degree than civilians, and 60.5% attained a bachelor’s degree or higher.

What they said: “We know that [veterans and military spouses] bring skills to the workforce that don't necessarily exist with other populations,” said Hiring Our Heroes’ Executive Director Elizabeth O’Brien at a LinkedIn event on the report. “In a market that is so strapped for good talent right now, we're making sure through LinkedIn that we are part of that global marketplace.”

Learn more:

  • Hiring Our Heroes surveyed more than 5,000 veterans and service members and 275 human resources professionals and hiring managers earlier this year to learn more about their experiences, challenges, and triumphs.

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