Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Thursday, 10/31/2013


U.S. government hired more veterans in 2012


WASHINGTON — The federal government says it hired the highest percentage of military veterans in more than two decades in fiscal year 2012, with veterans making up about 29 percent of the 195,000 new employees.

Veterans were 46 percent of the new hires at the Defense Department, nearly 35 percent of new hires at the Social Security Administration, and more than a third of the new hires at the Veterans Affairs and Transportation departments.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories