On Veterans Day each year, American’s proudly celebrate our heroes. However, a beneficial and economical way to give back all year long would be to support veteran owned businesses. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2015, veterans under 24 faced a 13% unemployment rate and veterans aged 25-34 had an unemployment rate of 6.9%. These statistics are alarmingly higher than their non-veteran counterparts. In addition, veterans also have a higher homelessness rate. Whether through your company or as an individual, fulfill your patriotic responsibility and support veteran owned businesses. This will not only benefit veterans, but also your local economy.
How does your company support veteran owned businesses?