Veterans: NDTA Corporate Members Want You!

Nov 12, 2019 | DTJ Online

By Sharon Lo Managing Editor, Defense Transportation Journal and The Source

Transitioning from active duty to a civilian career is an important—and often challenging—time for service members. From hanging up your uniform to writing a civilian resume to negotiating your new salary, the differences experienced between the two worlds are numerous.

The Department of Veterans Affairs reports nearly 200,000 men and women make this transition each year. According to a survey conducted by VetAdvisor®, 68 percent of veterans surveyed cited the inability to find opportunities matching their military experience as the biggest obstacle in obtaining employment.

How can one overcome this obstacle? Look no further than NDTA’s roster of corporate members. In many instances, you will find obvious parallels between the skills and knowledge gained through military experience and the positions available in these companies.

In addition to understanding the value military members bring, many companies are actively recruiting service members. NDTA corporate members AAR CORP., Amtrak, Atlas Air Worldwide, Enterprise Holdings, FedEx, and National Air Cargo specifically mention veteran recruiting efforts on their websites. However, these are far from the only companies actively recruiting service members. The knowledge, skills, and abilities veterans gained through military service would translate well into a career at any one of NDTA’s member companies.

Make use of your NDTA community. Check out the association’s website for opportunities to network with these and other employers at events and national meetings, and connect with them online through NDTA’s social media. Remember, with labor shortages in trucking, aviation, warehousing, hospitality, and several other segments of the transportation and logistics industries—both sides are looking to connect.

For additional assistance transitioning to civilian life, visit Military OneSource and take a look at Military Times’ Veterans Transition Survival Guide.

Transitioning from a career in the military to the civilian world can be daunting, but utilizing the connections and resources available to you can help to ensure your success.

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