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Description/Abstract

This study found that corporate leadership, veteran-specific training, and a long-term commitment to veterans’ employment were all significant factors in diminishing barriers to veteran employment and reintegration. In practice, social workers who understand business and organizational change can be leaders in supporting veterans in the workplace, and also in advocating for positive social change for veterans and their families. For employers, increased cultural competence concerning military populations would be helpful. In policy, organizations should work on creating coalitions of corporate leaders who have the power to change policies, programs, and practices, and who will monitor the success of these policy changes in terms of supporting veterans. Suggestions for future study include having larger samples of participants and random sampling to improve the generalizability of results, as well as utilizing in-person interviews to gather more reliable and detailed data beyond that captured in this study by online surveys.

Original Citation

Beauchesne, K., & O’Hair, J. R. (2013). Investing in vets: Strategies to help returning Gulf War vets enter the civilian work force successfully. Social Work in Mental Health, 11, 434–459. https://doi.org/10.1080/15332985.2013.804021

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Mental and Social Health | Military and Veterans Studies | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Employment, Civilian reintegration, Veterans, Gulf War, Research brief

Subject

Veterans--Employment; Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

Fall 10-25-2013

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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