Veterans’ Employment Studied

Reprinted from PN August 2011

Research study aims to improve the hiring and retention of veterans by businesses nationwide.

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A $483,000 grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is allowing the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University, in partnership with the veteran-owned business Corporate Gray, to conduct research to improve the hiring and retention of veterans by businesses nationwide.

In consultation with VA staff, the BBI and Corporate Gray research team will design, conduct, and report on findings from a survey of at least 100 employers nationwide that analyzes current policies, practices, and program experiences with hiring and retaining veterans. The study will examine employers’ understanding of the mental health and related needs of vets and the services that would support maintaining productivity in the face of these needs.

The VA grant will also allow BBI and Corporate Gray to investigate and report about more intensive case studies, with large employers, that analyze the physical and mental health as well as the use of health and mental-health services of veteran employees. They also will examine current materials supporting employees and develop new materials and resources based on identified gaps and needs. Businesses will use these materials to support hiring and retaining veterans.

This new funding to BBI builds on Syracuse University’s focus on veterans and their families.



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