Acknowledging the Impact Veterans Have on the Construction Industry
This Fourth of July, Cotney Attorneys & Consultants would like to take a moment to acknowledge the impact that military veterans have had on the construction industry. Not only have these incredible men and women made sacrifices for our country, but they are also a crucial component of this industry. At a time when the construction industry is facing its greatest challenge in the form of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s important to focus on a section of the workforce that has already triumphed in the face of adversity.
Let’s take a look at how military veterans fit into the construction industry. For any and all of your construction-related legal needs, a Colorado Springs construction lawyer with Cotney Attorneys & Consultants can assist you.
Veterans in the Industry
Close to 250,000 members of the military return to civilian life every year and have to navigate the often difficult process of finding employment. Many of them find careers in the construction industry, where their discipline, knowledge, and skills take them far. They are a crucial part of an industry often beleaguered by labor shortages. Countless projects would have faltered were it not for their efforts. And if construction companies wish to combat widespread labor shortages, it’s important for them to acknowledge the impact that these men and women have on the industry.
Why Is the Construction Industry Such a Perfect Fit for Military Veterans?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 28,301 active-duty enlisted personnel in the construction occupation group in 2019. For these members of the military, it’s an easy transition to a career in construction. But this transition doesn’t have to be difficult for veterans with little to no experience in the industry.
Construction companies should be actively recruiting former members of the military. Employers would do well to use the numerous tools available to them for recruiting these intelligent, disciplined veterans who have their eyes set on a long-term career. There are a number of programs and hiring portals where construction employers can connect with military veterans in search of a career. Here are just a few. In your marketing efforts, you can speak specifically to this demographic and convey the many benefits of working for a company like yours. Finally, and most importantly, you can acknowledge the efforts of veterans who are already a part of your workforce.
This Fourth of July, give back to veterans in your workforce by evaluating and rewarding their efforts. And for any and all employment law questions, consult a Colorado Springs construction attorney with Cotney Attorneys & Consultants.
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Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.