Presidential Memorandum Calls for Continued Federal Hiring of Veterans

In a memorandum released on Tuesday, July 31, President Obama praised the recent and ongoing initiatives to hire more veterans in the federal sectors. He highlighted the success of tax credits, such as the Wounded Warriors Tax Credit and Returning Heroes Tax Credit, which helped promote the hiring of veterans by private businesses.

Other initiatives, such as the Veterans Employment Initiative, have resulted in over 200,000 veteran hires and 25,000 in the federal sector, while the Joining Forces Initiative helped over 90,000 veterans and their spouses find jobs. Even with these positive numbers, President Obama has called for further actions, including:

  • improved communication of hiring initiatives and services;
  • gathering information about veterans already serving in the federal workforce;
  • increasing access to reemployment services for veterans;
  • developing online tools for enhancing veteran employment initiatives; and
  • encouraging more employment opportunities for veterans in the health care field.

Veterans who suffer from disabling conditions related to their military service are not necessarily unable to seek employment after their diagnosis. Many disabled veterans seek disability benefits to augment their income as they seek jobs either in the private or federal sectors.

If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability attorney from Veterans Help Group is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veterans’ disability rights firm today  1-855-855-8992.