November 9, 2023
On November 11th each year the United States celebrates Veterans Day. On that date, we honor the men and women who have stood on the front lines at home and around the world, protecting and serving our nation.
These veterans are family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues. Around 200,000 individuals leave the service annually. The technical and leadership skills gain during their time in service make them ideal candidates for career in manufacturing.
The manufacturing industry is experiencing an ongoing shortage of workers that is expected to reach 2.1 million unfilled roles by 2030. Hiring of veterans could go a long way to help close that gap.
The military.com website declares veterans and manufacturing a “natural fit.” Here’s why:
As they complete tours in the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard veterans gain skills and capabilities they can apply to the manufacturing sector.
This Veterans Day, let’s thank the former and active military personnel who protected our country and way of life.
And let’s also give these talented workers a chance to thrive in the private sector by offering them jobs in manufacturing, developing their skills, and watching them flourish.