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Let's talk veterans there's a lot of 21 million strong in this country I think we have Jeff Kathy who stepped.
Hi nice meeting really senior military affairs executive with Bank of America and Anthony on the -- yes you -- investment solutions officer with CNN welcome.
If you -- -- okay so we're here to me talk about DNA helping veterans reenter the workforce.
Getting their resonates more civilian -- then transferring -- skills that they -- in the military.
-- that line it's going great down.
Back America's senior leadership the human resources staff.
Are you know we feel like it's our obligation or duty bound to help these citizen soldier and -- -- the community.
Reintegrate in the ensuing war.
What kind of workers in an angry guys but did you surf both but maybe you OK well thank you good thank you so much there what kind of worker in general is -- a better and become.
Well I think the skills we have.
In terms of adaptability and flexibility -- you don't learn quickly.
And as well as the character traits that you get -- veteran pool of applicants dedication and hard work.
They translate to any wide variety of jobs I think that kind of the kind of worker that makes this morning's dependable and -- on time.
As -- willing to work willing to learn how do you justify.
Some psychological effects that that person brings with.
-- -- That are justified well.
Some have posttraumatic stress can.
You know summer on the battlefield and bank that are.
Pretty significant -- there -- ways for that to be treated by.
Percentages view if treatment is it's out there is available in leadership acknowledges -- so -- Corporate America aside from Bank of America I'm assuming -- -- Among the highest of your peers offering services and -- and I'm not pitching these veterans -- are some of your corporate peers didn't.
We're little we know they are.
Different for a long way to go -- Were not would make a lot of -- through joining forces mentioned about White House through the Department of Defense the war -- support unit there at.
And others Washington DC through the bush institute or -- with George -- institute.
On working just -- numbers the unemployment numbers for the young.
Yeah and the labor department for their September jobs report said and it speaks says the F Christine maybe and great for veterans if -- half of which is less it's still a high number but less than me announced on its.
Probably overall it is I think are a number of Florida are -- that young veteran.
Yet ten point 1%.
For those who served post 9/11 I think that's so yeah well a lot of you know they'll join -- at a high school and at eighteen year old income.
And serve in the army the Marine Corps that's all -- know for six straight years him.
So -- -- come out at 43 point four or five years old never been in the corporate work -- so it's it's new to them.
It's -- -- that -- and that because they're competing with.
A lot of folks there age who.
Marshall and find a job with a lot of great work two masters victory so they have different skill sets but those with a more traditional educated.
Skills -- aren't using their law degree is -- do.
You're right in there -- -- -- and it's a skill set that is really needs translation.
So that's really communication -- going business as corporate America so.
-- of the Renton and look -- -- is looking to get hired civilian life what are some tips for forgetting that resonant cups.
I think it's important for all there is to really learn how to communicate the skills that they have a pack and take that away from -- out of the military context that's.
And make it applicable to any kind of job or any kind of industry.
I just can you -- sample.
Well using the accomplishments -- they have.
For -- leadership instead of is that making a specific write up about how you drove a tank you talk about how you led a group of people accomplished your mission.
Were able to reach your objectives given the resources that he had and because I think that's.
That can use anyway.
They really need to demystify his they have an -- -- for overnight to a minimum in the west of eleven throttle or come out of the fourteenth in Ottawa -- right.
So really it's it's up to them to partner up and -- some of that language.
And a breakdown in Akron and then.
We haven't had asking the question what is the level of the majority of the jobs being offered.
Across the spectrum.
Level -- jobs -- have a prospect of the real idea.
Some senior level depends on what you did in the military what your bag of experience -- on our skills and soft skills.
So we we -- Just like -- -- and two financial services.
All across business continuity he does some -- summer program I think and I can tell us about that you can just -- story a little bit short I started.
In June through this rotational program that the bank offered this year seven of us seven veterans from all different branches.
We spent the first month and one rotation in the second month and another rotation and really getting to see firsthand what it.
Is inside the financial industry and then I think people -- no experience prior.
Personally no I had no experience for.
Opportunity I get to -- a lot different people -- the company find out what it is they do and make the personal connections that really critical to finding the full time employment.
If -- likely get ahead a little bit more because people respect you more.
I sure hope so.
I think the challenge for everyone is too is to find their place and and express their personality and their and their capabilities.
And finding the right environment to do that is the most important thing.
Now we have a -- here -- other photographers frank well look I think he doesn't like to talk about his experience that he is.
So on the -- people love working with him and you know.
Great hire me.
Florida doesn't hold its all about -- combat camera frame can assure you think.
It is a different kinda McCain yeah.
OK I think he's -- surprise and Overton frank well on any tips for our people up that -- -- Of the for the perspective veterans of transitioning is network -- be persistent.
Grabbed two or three mentors and figure out truth you know what water you might wanna work in their own location in the job there had -- they get into the and it do that yeah.
Yeah yeah we've got recruiters we work through -- out -- monster.com military got halfway through.
All the recruit -- and career fairs.
So resonates thank you demo -- ever.
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